GUEST POST: The Allens’ Advocacy Corner

Sally Allen is the JDRF Middle Tennessee Advocate Chair and has been to Washington, D.C. twice supporting JDRF Advocacy efforts. Her son Garrett was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes just before he turned two years old. He was one of the youngest Delegates to participate in the 2013 JDRF Children’s Congress in Washington, D.C. at just five […]

GUEST POST: JDRF One Walk Team Addison

We’re the Walk to Change the Future Type –The York family and Team Addison Addison York was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was four years old. Her father Ben York talks about the family’s experience with T1D and the JDRF Walk program.       How did you get connected with JDRF? When […]

GUEST POST: T1D Brigade Ambassador Bella Taylor

One of our very special T1D Brigade Ambassadors for National Diabetes Awareness Month is Bella Taylor. As a T1D Brigade Ambassador, Bella is raising funds and awareness about type one diabetes during the month of November. Bella is in the 5th grade at Lipscomb Academy and wants to be a horse trainer or open a charity that helps the […]

GUEST BLOG: I’m the…No Excuses…Type!

Guest Blogger: Amy Parker Dan’s Fans have been attending the JDRF Walk for almost a decade now. But when a family trip meant that nineteen of Dan’s Fans (including Dan himself!) would be absent on walk day, I decided that the show would have to go on. Because my husband, Dan, won’t be taking a […]

GUEST BLOG: Parker Chambers, Junior Dragster

Three days before Thanksgiving in 2013 Parker went to bed just like every other normal child. During the night her parents noticed some reoccurring issues.  Her mother worked at Vandy Peds and had been living with T1D for over 30 years, and her father was a medic at a local fire department and ambulance service – so they knew they […]

GUEST BLOG: Big Pete’s Superhero Run

Guest Blogger: Emily McClelland This April will mark 4 years of Peter, my son, being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Late April of 2010 is a time my husband and I will never forget as parents. Peter was just 10 months old. For a little baby boy, he was very determined and strong-willed. Little did […]

GUEST BLOG: Running For a Reason

Guest Blogger:  Sara Bancroft Sara is a group fitness instructor living in Mount Juliet  with her husband and two young children. I was diagnosed with T1D when I was only 5 years old.  I still remember the day that the school secretary called my name over the intercom and said that my mom was coming […]

GUEST BLOG: Make a T1D Connection in 2014

Guest blog by Agnes Rayome, pictured with daughter Graciela at the Nashville JDRF Walk.  Agnes serves as the chair for JDRF Middle Tennessee’s T1D Connections, formerly known as the JDRF Family Network. My daughter Graciela was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) six years ago at age 9.  At the time we lived in a small town in […]