Did you know that this year Ride team participants who raise the qualifying amounts below will receive personalized team apparel on event day? Register and start fundraising today! Link in bio. #SunLifeRide #JDRFRide
And that's a wrap on Canadian Delegate Samir Dattani's time at @jdrfhq Children's Congress in Washington, D.C. Getting to connect with other young people living with T1D like Duncan, speaking with decision-makers like Rep. Jennifer Wexton, and securing future support for the Special Diabetes Program made this an incredible experience! Thanks Samir for repping 🇨🇦 at #JDRFCC19
Meet Samir, our youth delegate to @JDRF 2019 Children’s Congress #JDRFCC19. Samir joins hundreds of #T1DChampions from across the US in Washington this week to urge lawmakers to renew crucial #T1DResearch funding #RenewSDP. First stop: the Canadian Embassy. 🇨🇦
What if people at risk of developing type 1 diabetes (T1D) could curb the progression of the disease by a couple of years?⠀ ⠀ Earlier this month, TrialNet’s Teplizumab Prevention Study revealed that teplizumab, an immunotherapy drug that suppresses the immune system, delayed the diagnosis of T1D by an average of two years in children and adults at high risk. Click the link in the bio to learn more.
JDRF ambassador and long time T1D advocate from B.C. Samir has just arrived in Washington D.C. to represent Canadians living with T1D at JDRF's Children’s Congress! Check this space tomorrow to follow Samir as he meets with U.S. representatives! @jdrfadvocacy #jdrfadvocacy #childrenscongress2019 #jdrfcc19
The Global Legacy Challenge continues!⠀ ⠀ If you include JDRF in your estate plans, your gift will qualify for the JDRF Global Legacy Challenge and generous sponsors will contribute $1,000 to fund current type 1 diabetes research around the globe.⠀ ⠀ Click the link in the bio to sign up today!
Last month, Canada’s Disability Advisory Committee released their first annual report which, among other recommendations, stated that all Canadians receiving life-sustaining—such as insulin—should qualify for the Disability Tax Credit.⠀ ⠀ We caught up with JDRF advocate Kelsey Levandoski, who took it upon herself to visit her Member of Parliament to discuss her concerns about issues with the DTC. Click the link in our bio to read her story.
A University of Michigan study found that type 1 diabetes rates were one-third lower in children who received all doses of the rotavirus vaccine. Click the link in the bio to read more.
On the anniversary of America’s #IndependenceDay, we send a quick note to our global affiliate @jdrfhq. Happy 4th of July, friends!
Being diagnosed was the scariest thing in my life. T1D made me take control of my life and made me learn what I could do.⠀ ⠀ Shawn Wicks (@TheDiabeticFighter) talks about life and training as an MMA athlete living with T1D. Click the link in our bio to read his story.
Happy birthday, Canada! 152 years old and still looking good. 😉🍁 #HappyCanadaDay
Adolescents with T1D are learning to manage their condition, while also adapting to puberty, peer group pressure, autonomy from their parents and identity formation. This can create psychological distress that negatively affects their blood sugar levels and their self-care.”⠀ ⠀ Dr. Patricia Pelufo Silveira, a Montreal-based researcher at @mcgillu and The Douglas Research Centre, is researching the link between depression and type 1 diabetes.⠀ ⠀ Click the link in the bio to read more.
Smarter diabetes management choices start with you. Enter promo code JDRF when you register your new CONTOUR® NEXT ONE or CONTOUR® NEXT meter and Ascensia will make a $15 donation to JDRF. Link is in the bio.
The long weekend is almost here! Travelling with T1D sometimes requires a bit of planning.⠀ ⠀ Check out our Travelling with T1D Guide for tips on how to stay safe while jet-setting (or road-tripping) for the weekend.⠀ ⠀ Link is in the bio.
Looking for the latest news in T1D research? Our bi-monthly T1D Insider connects you to the research JDRF funds around the world.⠀ ⠀ Sign up today to get your copy delivered to your inbox. Link is in the bio. The next issue is coming soon!
Meet Noah Silvaggio, an ambitious 16-year-old JDRF youth ambassador who was voted one of Manitoba’s Top 40 Young People to Watch in 2018 in the category of community activism and social affairs.⠀ ⠀ Link is in the bio.