Two-year $300 Million Special Diabetes Program Extended

In an overwhelming vote, the U.S. Senate approved a two-year extension of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP)—an initiative that accounts for roughly one-third of all federally-funded type 1 diabetes (T1D) research in the United States. “JDRF staff and our network of advocacy leaders and passionate volunteers all across the U.S. work tirelessly every day to […]

Marathoning with T1D: by Dean Dziedzic

Marathoning with T1D: by Dean Dziedzic

When we heard that marathoner and JDRF friend Dean Dziedzic had been diagnosed with T1D in 2013, we knew we had to hear his story. And boy does he have one to tell. You can follow his story in on our blog mini-series, “Having Fun with the Journey.” This is the fourth installment in this […]

The Ride of Your Life!

Be a part of the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes! We have a local team of 60 riders heading to different fabulous ride destinations. Come be a part of this exciting group and experience a weekend to remember. Please contact Patty at pjohnson@jdrf.org or 952-236-3455 for more information. ride.jdrf.org

Congratulations to Our 2015 Children’s Congress Delegates

Congratulations to Dominik Caffes, Landen Grimes, and Abbie Nelson, who were selected as our chapter’s Children’s Congress delegates. They will be representing Minnesota children with T1D in Washington DC in July. Every two years, more than 150 children living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) gather in Washington, D.C., to meet face-to-face with some of the […]

Your design can supercharge T1D research

Kids, start your sketching! Children living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), ages 5 to 18, are encouraged to let their imaginations race for the checkered flag in the 2015 Race Car Design Contest for JDRF, hosted by Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire and Auto Centers. From now until March 12, children can submit their JDRF-inspired race car […]

DexCom CGM System to Offer Real-Time Glucose Data Sharing

DexCom CGM System to Offer Real-Time Glucose Data Sharing

DexCom G4® Platinum Continuous Glucose Monitoring System with Share Allows Users to Wirelessly Transmit Blood-Glucose Data and Alerts to Up to Five “Followers” in Real-Time    Medical device manufacturer DexCom is rolling out the first FDA-approved continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system that allows real-time sharing of blood-glucose data. The DexCom G4® Platinum Glucose Monitoring System with […]

Meet Kimberly Roosevelt: JDRF 2015 Children’s Congress Chair

It is JDRF Advocacy’s great honor to announce that Kimberly C. Roosevelt, of Dallas, Texas, will serve as chair of JDRF 2015 Children’s Congress to be held in Washington, D.C., this July. Kim, a prominent JDRF Advocate and volunteer leader, and mother to 13-year-old Elizabeth who lives with type 1 diabetes (T1D), will welcome more […]