Linda Wright has been a teacher, a salesperson and manager in a marketing company, and now a chef and the owner of her own catering business. She says, “Volunteering with JDRF incorporates all those professions.”
Contrary to popular belief, having T1D does not mean your child can’t go trick-or-treating on Halloween. Quite the opposite, actually! It is important for kids to experience this holiday so they don’t feel left out or isolated. But, keep in mind these three suggestions and you and your child will be on the moon-lit road […]
When Kevin Wehrenberg became concerned about the media’s portrayal of type 1 diabetes (T1D) during the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, he contacted the Los Angeles Chapter, wanting to discuss the issue. The chapter’s executive director was impressed and soon asked Kevin to join the local Board.
Different foods affect the blood sugar in different ways. Knowing where your calories are coming from (carbs, fats, and proteins) is an important way to regulate blood sugar for someone with diabetes. One of the most important things you can do to keep this disease manageable for you and your child is to come up […]
Wasatch Front Ford Dealers are doing a test drive campaign during the month of AUGUST to help raise funds for JDRF! Visit one of the Utah local Ford dealerships and simply test drive a car. Your team will receive $35 per test drive! Following the test drive, you will be asked to complete an online […]
The diagnosis of type 1 diabetes for your child can be overwhelming. Children with diabetes have to balance a lot, often forcing them to grow up in a hurry. This can leave them feeling as if nobody understands how they feel or know what it’s like to live everyday with diabetes. One simple way to […]
Upon diagnosis with type 1 diabetes (T1D), the disease immediately teaches you that your pancreas isn’t just this corn on the cob–shaped organ sitting behind your stomach. The insulin produced by this organ is crucial to metabolizing food, feeding your cells, and keeping you alive. When you’re diagnosed, you learn how to test your blood […]
The holidays usually mean lots of changes in your normal routine—changes in eating habits, activities, stress levels, and surroundings, among others. When you have a child with type 1 diabetes (T1D), these changes require extra careful planning, but with a positive attitude and some practical tips, you can still have a wonderful holiday season.