Chris Stiehl has lived with T1D for over 50 years and relies on his CGM for tight control. Since being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in 1961, Chris Stiehl has witnessed every innovation in care over the past 50 years. Yet, with all the great medical and technological advances he lives each day — like everyone with diabetes — […]
Thousands of people are benefiting daily from tighter glucose control reached with the help of a continuous glucose monitor (CGM). However, Medicare does not currently cover CGM devices, leaving seniors with type 1 diabetes (T1D) vulnerable. It’s time for Medicare to cover CGMs. * Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Co-chairs of the […]
Thank Congress for $150 million renewal of type 1 diabetes research funding JDRF is pleased to report that Congress has approved a one-year renewal of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP). SDP funding has helped realize some of the most groundbreaking advances in type 1 diabetes (T1D) research possible. JDRF advocates have played an integral role […]
A warm embrace Kathy Stewart doesn’t do anything half-heartedly. No Mentor Program? She’ll start one! Need the Outreach Program to grow? She’ll do it! Or maybe you just need a compassionate ear after being newly diagnosed with T1D. She’ll give you her undivided attention. Ever since Kathy’s grandson Marston was diagnosed with T1D at just 14 […]
Check out this resume: Founder of Zip the Cure, JDRF Youth Ambassador, Walk to Cure Diabetes participant, Trial Net liaison, Promise to Remember Me Campaign advocate, JDRF Children’s Congress delegate, and regular public speaker on living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). It’s hard to believe that someone could offer so much before the age of […]
Michelle Crouse, of the JDRF Alabama Chapter, has been a caring volunteer, a dedicated advocate, and, quite literally, the calm in a storm. Now her 13-year-old son Cameron, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age two, is taking up the family tradition with his own volunteer and advocacy work.
Across Minnesota, families have shared their stories about living with T1D and impressed the importance of renewing the Special Diabetes Program this fall. JDRF MinnDakotas advocates have met with 8 of the 10 legislators to date. In August, the Arntsen family of Duluth represented JDRF at a “roundtable” discussion with Senator Klobuchar to discuss the […]