The power of grassroots fundraising
JDRF Canada Blog
by amcewen
5d ago
Suzanne Reisler Litwin has been fundraising for JDRF, quite close to the organization’s founding and has a goal of raising $50,000 for this year’s Montreal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes to support type 1 diabetes research. Suzanne Reisler Litwin, born and raised in Montreal, is a mom and an educator at Concordia University in the Continuing Education department.  She also teaches creative writing courses at the Cumming Centre. She holds creative writing workshops depending on where the need is and writes a bi-monthly column in The Suburban newspaper. JDRF recently had the chance to talk with ..read more
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In her own words
JDRF Canada Blog
by amcewen
1w ago
Alison Hunt is celebrating her 28th DiaVersary by walking 28km to raise funds for JDRF and T1D research I was born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario and moved to Ottawa, Ontario in 2010 to start my undergraduate degree. I graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences in International Development and Globalization from the University of Ottawa in 2014, and stayed in Ottawa where I currently reside with my husband J-F and our one-year-old Doberman, Rogue. In my spare time I enjoy travelling, going to sporting events and concerts, baking, playing board games with friends, and walking and snu ..read more
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Recognizing Mental Health Awareness Month 
JDRF Canada Blog
by amcewen
2w ago
JDRF’s Mental Health and Diabetes Strategy – where we are now  May is Mental Health Awareness month, a national movement to raise awareness of the importance of mental health, and the structural gaps that exist in accessing treatment and support.  There is no physical health without mental health. JDRF has long recognized the need to prioritize both – particularly as it relates to our mission to improve the lives of people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D).    T1D affects a person’s emotional, social, and mental wellbeing throughout their lifetime, known collectively a ..read more
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The BETTER project: JDRF reaffirms its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for individuals with type 1 diabetes
JDRF Canada Blog
by amcewen
3w ago
The BETTER project, a Canadian research initiative, gets a boost from renewed JDRF funding. Bringing together patient partners – people living, or with a child living, with type 1 diabetes (T1D) – researchers, healthcare professionals and policymakers, this project aims to improve the lives of people living by T1D in Canada. Initially funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and JDRF until 2024, the BETTER project has received extended support from JDRF for an additional three years. This renewed funding acknowledges the project’s significant impact, and will enable the tea ..read more
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Recognizing the incredible JDRF Canada volunteers
JDRF Canada Blog
by amcewen
1M ago
National Volunteer Week takes place from April 14 – 20, 2024, as organizations across the country celebrate those who generously donate their time and talents to their community.  The National Volunteer Week theme for 2024 is Every Moment Matters! This theme highlights the importance of every volunteer and each contribution they make at a moment when we need support more than ever. JDRF is recognizing 50 years in Canada this year, and this theme could not be more appropriate. We were started by a group of devoted parents determined to find a cure for their children living with type 1 dia ..read more
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Darrin Davis – JDRF Winnipeg founding family member shares what it’s like to live with type 1 diabetes for over 50 years
JDRF Canada Blog
by amcewen
1M ago
I was living in Winnipeg; I’ve spent my whole life here. I was diagnosed at the age of 6, spring of 1974, it was the May long weekend. I was not terribly sick but was showing signs: eating a lot, urinating a lot, etc. My mom had a doctor’s appointment and she brought me with her, and the family doctor recognized the symptoms and suggested she take me to the hospital, he met us there and that’s when I received my diagnosis.  My first thought as a child was regret that I hadn’t eaten the ice cream on the hospital tray, thinking I would never be able to eat it again.  I also very clear ..read more
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Jo-Anne Robertson shares her story of living with type 1 diabetes for over 50 years 
JDRF Canada Blog
by amcewen
1M ago
We lived in the Niagara region. My brother who is one year older than me was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at age 4, and one year later, I turned four and I was also diagnosed. It was devastating for my parents to have both kids with T1D. And it was devastating to me because I knew it meant needles.  One of my earliest memories was having cereal with brown sugar with my dad every morning. Suddenly, I had to wait for my mom to wake up and give me the needle, and there was no more cereal with brown sugar and that special time with my dad.  Can you share what T1D management was ..read more
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Lorne Shiff, JDRF Board Member and JDRF Canada Founding Family Member
JDRF Canada Blog
by amcewen
1M ago
I’ve lived in Toronto my entire life. I’m currently 60 years old, I was diagnosed in 1970, 53 years ago. I remember getting up in the middle of the night, needing juice because I was so thirsty, I was going to the washroom all the time. I remember being diagnosed, going to the hospital for over two weeks. I went to the hospital from one house, came home to a new house, because my family moved while I was in the hospital.  Can you share what T1D management was like 50 years ago?  It certainly was different. Everything was very regimented. My mother had to weigh all the food I ate. I ..read more
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JDRF Canada speaks with Dr. James Shapiro about his hopes for the future of type 1 diabetes research 
JDRF Canada Blog
by amcewen
1M ago
Dr. James Shapiro is a British-Canadian surgeon best known for leading the clinical team that developed the Edmonton Protocol – an islet transplant procedure for the treatment of type 1 diabetes (T1D). Dr. Shapiro is Professor of Surgery, Medicine, and Surgical Oncology at the University of Alberta and the Director of the Clinical Islet Transplant Program and the Living Donor Liver Transplant Program with Alberta Health Services. He holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Regenerative Medicine and Transplantation Surgery.  Dr. Shapiro obtained his medical degree from the University of Ne ..read more
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A mother and daughter share their life of close to 50 years with type 1 diabetes 
JDRF Canada Blog
by amcewen
1M ago
Myrna Weiszner, one of the founders of the JDRF Winnipeg chapter and her daughter Tammy, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) 47 years ago talk about how living with T1D has changed over the years, and their involvement with JDRF.  Do you remember what it was like when Tammy was diagnosed?  Myrna – It was very scary; I was such a young mom. I was just in my early 20s. Tammy was just a toddler. It was spring and Tammy was outside playing and continuously drinking copious amounts of water and not making it to the bathroom. I recall reprimanding her about not attending to the bathroom ..read more
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