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Because the World Doesn’t Wait for Diabetes

Ryan Stack, 17, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 13 years ago, and he’s walked for JDRF for 12 of them (he…

WebMD Consultation Warns State Spartan of T1D

In 2012, during her junior year at Michigan State, Kelsea Solo started not feeling well. Trying to figure out what was wrong,…

When T1D Throws a Curveball, Hit It Out of the Park

Despite being diagnosed at age three, having type 1 diabetes (T1D) never held Joshua Tufts back from doing what he loved: playing…

With T1D There Are No Days Off

“The writing was on the walls,” said Rebecca Dawson when she reflected back on her daughter Ava’s type 1 diabetes (T1D) diagnosis.…

Newly Diagnosed and Putting an End to Diabetes One Step at a Time

“Trust your gut,” said Dave Meyn after learning his 5-year-old daughter Ellie has type 1 diabetes (T1D). Although he and his wife…

Cheerleading Health Exam Foreshadows T1D Diagnosis

Kendall Burns’ type 1 diabetes (T1D) story began in 2013 with lunch and a routine cheerleading physical when she was 10 years…

Teacher’s Persistence Helps The Hen House Get T1D Diagnosis

“At the time, everyone was so nonchalant about it, the prospect of diabetes seemed like no big deal,” said Tina Campbell about…

From T1D to V1P, Diabetes Doesn’t Stop JDRF Youth Ambassador

It began with an average two-year well checkup. Briana and Dean Overholt’s son, Ford, was on track and no concerns. Two days…

Treating Type 1 Diabetes: It Takes A Village

The day after the first anniversary of her father’s passing, Jennifer Zaffarano and her family faced yet another obstacle to overcome: their…

Celebrating Support and Community: The Canton/Plymouth/Livonia JDRF Networking Coffee Group

Kelly Green’s son, Dominic, was diagnosed with T1D in 2007 when he was three years old. “It was a total shock,” Kelly…

JDRF T1D “Littles” Provides Support for Parents/Caregivers of Young Children with T1D

Lia Benn recalls it as her “mommy intuition” when she had a feeling something wasn’t right when her then 22-month-old daughter, Julia,…

Growing Network of Support Seeks New Members From Northern Oakland County to Join

“Your son has type 1 diabetes” was the phrase that changed Shari Navetta’s life. Shari’s son, Andrew, was diagnosed with type 1…

Building a Diverse T1D Community: Ann Arbor JDRF Networking Coffee Group

In spring 2015, Adrianne Taylor’s son, James, got the flu that lasted quite a few days. It wasn’t until the Taylor’s family…

Expanding Its T1D Network: Grosse Pointe/East Side JDRF Networking Coffee Group

The Grosse Pointe/East Side Group is welcoming new members to build upon its community of T1D support. Members are primarily from Grosse…

Celebrating 50 Years of Surviving Type 1 Diabetes: Ann’s Angels Raise More Than $11,000 for JDRF One Walk in Detroit

On Monday, May 9, 1966, Ann McKenzie’s parents tried to wake her up for school and to their dismay found she was…

Julia’s Jedi Force Fights To Find A Cure For T1D

Lia Benn recalls it as her “mommy intuition” when she had a feeling something wasn’t right when her, then 22-month-old daughter, Julia,…

From a Lemonade Stand to Virtual Garage Sales, Team Emily Supports One Walk in Search of a Cure for T1D

Kristen Farrar will never forget the day she knew she needed to get her daughter Emily, then 4 years old, in to…

Dia-Buddies for Life

At just seven years old, Leora Schottenstein suddenly found herself thirsty all of the time, constantly having to use the restroom, losing…

Ellie’s Crew Returns to Trot Out T1D as Team Ellie’s Type 1 Trotters

At three-years-old, fun-loving Ellie Creps visited the doctor to be treated for, what was thought to be, an ear infection. After returning…

“3 Caz 4 a Cure” Takes Strides to Eliminate T1D

Ever since meeting her now-husband at age 21, Elizabeth Caswell has been exposed to a world with type one diabetes (T1D). Not only…

“Raising the Barr” to eliminate T1D

When 12 year-old Nicholas Barr began using the bathroom more frequently, drinking more water and eating more food than usual, he and…

Register Today for the JDRF TypeOneNation Summit

REGISTER TODAY! JDRF TypeOneNation Summit on May 14, 2016 Don’t miss this once-a-year event: the JDRF TypeOneNation Summit. Learn the latest research…

Team Seeking A Cure For T1D Among Those To Enjoy The Quick Lane Bowl MSX International Names JDRF Charity of Choice For College Bowl Game

The Metro Detroit/Southeast Michigan Chapter of JDRF announces that MSX International, a corporate partner in the 2015 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit,…

Family and Community Come Together for JDRF One Walk’s Team Trace

What seemed like troublesome toddler milestones were early warning signs that then-two-year-old Trace, may have type one diabetes (T1D). For his parents,…

University of Michigan Health System: Research Partner and JDRF One Walk Top Team

In Michigan, 72,000 adults and children have type one diabetes (T1D), and at least $8 billion was spent to treat diabetes (both…

The Peaster Family Takes Steps To Raise Type One Awareness At Their First JDRF One Walk

Once active and playful, Amar’e soon underwent unusual, major character changes when he was three years old. He began urinating frequently and,…

JDRF Youth Ambassador Eli Ribiat Shares His T1D Story on WDIV

Eli and his mother Jen describe their journey in getting a type 1 diabetes diagnosis and Eli’s work as a JDRF Youth Ambassador with…

Newly Diagnosed and Ready to Join Their First JDRF One Walk

When three-year-old Gavin suddenly wasn’t eating, but was constantly thirsty, urinating excessively and losing weight, his mother Melissa thought something was wrong…

WDIV: Get Ready for JDRF One Walk in Warren on Sept. 27

JDRF Metro Detroit/Southeast Michigan Chapter Executive Director Kate Durak and Chapter Board Member Phil Klein share details about T1D and the JDRF…

Team Hot Shots Takes Steps For A T1D Cure

When asked what it is like to have type 1 diabetes (T1D), 11-year-old Madison emphatically said, “For everybody who has diabetes, if…

Managing T1D in School

JDRF worked with Beaumont Health System to produce resources for schools to help manage Type 1 diabetes in the school setting. WDIV’s…

Team Lexie’s Cure Continues Decade-Long Tradition of JDRF One Walk

Jennifer has not had one full night of sleep in the past 10 years. What began as a doctor’s visit in 2005…

Persistence is Key to Turn Type One into Type None

Kathy Ferrier was not new to type one diabetes (T1D) when her daughter Katelyn was diagnosed at age 9 the fall of…

West Bloomfield Family Chooses Not To Be Defined By T1D

For the Ribiats, what began as support for a family friend whose daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at the…

T1D Doesn’t Stop Team Rachael’s Funky Monkeys

  The Mulvaines’ carefree, active lifestyle soon evolved into an intricately planned, timed schedule when their lives were overtaken by type 1 diabetes…

Michigan Children’s Congress Delegates Lobby Congress for T1D and Accept Elite Partners Award on Behalf of Ford

In July, two young men from Southeast Michigan – Rollie, 14 and Nasir, 6 – were among the more than 150 children…

Walk at MSU raises money, hope for Type 1 diabetes

Written by Kate DuHadway, published to Lansing State Journal on July 31, 2015. It started when Amy Monroe’s daughter Rachel, who was 9…

TEAM Schostak Puts Sole In JDRF

TEAM Schostak is leaving their footprints in more than 70 restaurants throughout Michigan as they kick off their JDRF Sneaker Sale this…

Foreigner to record a new live album with a Detroit choir in Dearborn

Written by Ed Pevos, published to MLive on July 29, 2015. DEARBORN, MI – Foreigner has sold more than 75 million albums. 10…

East Lansing Families Walk to Turn Type One into Type None

Lisa Rozich-Klingbiel of Grand Ledge remembers “pestering my mom constantly for drinks of water” before she was diagnosed 45 years ago with…

Make a Difference by Joining a Team JDRF Event Today!

YOU can make a difference in the lives of those living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) by joining Team JDRF to Cure…

JDRF Top Research Advances

The past year brought about significant advances in type 1 diabetes (T1D) therapies that are improving how people live with the disease…

Join Us in East Lansing for JDRF One Walk on August 1

Each year, JDRF One Walk™ brings together thousands of people to change the futures of everyone living with type 1 diabetes (T1D).…

‘One Walk’ aims to turn Type 1 into ‘Type None’

From WLNS-TV, Channel 6, Lansing Mariah Harrison and 6 News Web Staff Published: June 3, 2015 EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS)– Mid-Michiganders leading…

Meet McKinley – JDRF One Walk – Ann Arbor Presenting Sponsor

McKinley has been a tremendous supporter of JDRF for several years. Albert M. Berriz, CEO of McKinley, has served as the Corporate…

JDRF 5th Annual Fly Away Golf Dream Anticipates a Record Breaking Year!

The Metro Detroit and Southeast Michigan Chapter of JDRF is anticipating a record-breaking year for our 5th Annual Fly Away Golf Dream…

JDRF Back to School Bash

Saturday, August 22, 2015 9AM – Noon Wayne County Community College District-Western Campus 9555 Haggerty Rd, Belleville, Mich. School can be difficult,…

Grant Thornton Corporate Team takes fundraising to the next level: shaved heads

Terry Conley, Partner at Grant Thornton and JDRF Board Member, along with Andrew Mestdagh, Grant Thornton Corporate Team Captain, celebrated the 2014…

WDIV talks with Gary Scheiner and Brandon Denson about the TypeOneNation Summit

In support of JDRF Metro Detroit/Southeast Michigan Chapter’s 8th Annual TypeOneNation Summit in May 2015, Diabetes Educator of the Year Gary Scheiner…

Cynthia and Edsel B. Ford II Generously Support Type 1 Diabetes Research Through a $1 Million Major Gift

PRESS RELEASE DETROIT – (May 4, 2015) – The Metro Detroit and Southeast Michigan Chapter of JDRF received a $1 million gift…

Dr. Fred Whitehouse and Amy Ohmer Discuss the TypeOneNation Summit on WDIV

In support of JDRF Metro Detroit/Southeast Michigan Chapter’s 8th Annual TypeOneNation Summit in May 2015, Dr. Fred Whitehouse, a recognized expert in…

Clawson Sisters Promise to Support Fund A Cure for Type One Diabetes

A planned road trip bound for Colorado lead to the moment that would change Jessica (Jess) Halik’s life. “I was starting my…

Diabetes Educator of the Year to Keynote Type One Nation Summit

When Gary Scheiner went home for summer break in 1985 after his freshman year of college, he knew it was more than…

A Celebration of Excellence: 70-Year Diabetes Veteran to Keynote JDRF Summit

Dr. Fred W. Whitehouse, a leader in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes, was part of the early planning committees for the…

Volunteers make the world go round!

  The Metro Detroit & Southeast Michigan Chapter of JDRF wants to recognize all of our volunteers for the years of support.…

Registration is Open for the JDRF 5th Annual Fly Away Golf Dream

Registration is open for the JDRF 5th Annual Fly Away Golf Dream taking place on Monday, June 8, 2015 at Double Eagle…

Join the 2015 JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes

The JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes is an adventure of a lifetime! Riders from around the world take on two challenges: raising…

Waterford Family Recruits ‘A Village’ to Turn Type One into Type None

For the Dieck family, a type one diabetes diagnosis came out of nowhere. When Christine rapidly began losing weight at age 8…

Bond with us!

Don’t miss the best party in town — the 30th annual Promise Ball will take place on Friday, May 1, 2015 from…

Registration Open for JDRF TypeOneNation Summit

Registration is now open for the JDRF TypeOneNation Summit! Saturday, May 9, 2015 • 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Please join JDRF for…

Reeducating the Immune System in T1D

JDRF partner Selecta developed a novel technology for creating a T1D vaccine to potentially halt the disease process It has been more…

T1D Trial Looks to Teach an Old Drug New Tricks

JDRF-funded clinical study of a drug called TUDCA looks to improve beta cell functioning in people recently diagnosed with T1D Until recently,…

JDRF Honors Pioneering Type 1 Diabetes Researchers with Annual Awards

A Beta Cell Therapy Research Team, Immunologist and Diabetes Organ Donor Network Are Among the Recipients JDRF recently presented its prestigious annual…

Announcing JDRF One Walk™

We are very excited to announce that the former “JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes” will have a new name! Introducing the…  …

Metro Detroit Rides to Cure Type One Diabetes

On November 22, riders in support of the JDRF Metro Detroit/Southeast Michigan Chapter Ride to Cure Diabetes will be picking up the pace…

Neither 26.2 miles nor T1D stops JDRF families for 2014 Free Press Marathon

Thousands participate in the Detroit Free Press marathon each year, and Team JDRF to Cure Diabetes was among those running the streets…

Huntington Woods teen, family walk to raise diabetes money, awareness

Published by the Woodward Talk on October 1, 2014.  By Joshua Gordon HUNTINGTON WOODS — If not for a last-minute decision to…

Live in the D: Finding a cure for type 1 diabetes

WDIV’s Brandon Roux speaks with 10 year-old Boris Turner about his type 1 diabetes diagnosis and his family’s involvement in the upcoming…

Research translates into real life benefits for diabetics

WDIV Detroit examines how JDRF funded research is helping patients.                 Scientists and doctors haven’t…

Brandon Roux Reveals His Son’s Recent T1D Diagnosis on WDIV

WDIV-TV Detroit’s Brandon Roux shared his T1D story in 2013 to support JDRF’s One Walk. As the 2014 Warren One Walk approaches,…

Turning Type 1 into Type None

Turning Type 1 into Type None By Kayla Dimick C & G Staff Writer SOUTHFIELD — On Sept. 28, more than 7,000…

Newly Diagnosed Hannah Madill Shares Her Type 1 Journey on WDIV

Hannah and her mother Lori Ann Madill describe their journey in getting a type 1 diabetes diagnosis, despite doctors at first thinking…

JDRF and Newly Diagnosed Hannah Weber Talk to WDIV About T1D

In support of JDRF One Walk in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan, the Weber family of Birmingham shares their story of…

Detroit Triathlon to Help Find a Cure for T1D

PRESS RELEASE DETROIT — Athletes from around the country will have a unique opportunity to gain an exciting racing experience at the Detroit…

Mid-Michigan Family Helps JDRF in Fight to Turn Type One into Type None

Mid-Michigan family fights back against diabetes Posted: Jul 18, 2014 11:31 AM EDTUpdated: Jul 21, 2014 11:40 PM EDT By Jamie Ward – email MID-MICHIGAN…

JDRF Prepares Educators And Parents For Students With Type One Diabetes To “Get Back To School”

PRESS RELEASE SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (July 22, 2014) – School can be difficult, but for a child with type 1 diabetes, it can…

Amy Hanson and Sami Weaver featured in Capital Area Women’s LifeStyle Magazine

  Being diagnosed with a long-term disease affects everyone differently. But Amy Hanson and Samantha Weaver have decided they won’t let their…

#JDRF1Day: A Day with T1D

For those of us who are newly diagnosed or are supporting a loved one with type 1 diabetes, it can be difficult…

Focus Group Seeking Participants: Adolescents with T1D and Parents of T1D Children

Michigan State University and Sparrow Hospital are conducting two different focus groups for the study “Understanding the Transition from Parent Management to Self-Management Among…

Lives Forever Changed—Type 1 Diabetes, A Two Part Series Part Two: Research & Hope

Published by The Ann Arbor Independent on May 22, 2014. (Read Part 1 here) By David Alexander UNLIKE DISEASES SUCH as cancer,…

Clinical Trial Seeks T1D Participants Who Suffer from Kidney Disease

PERL study will explore the potential of allopurinol to delay or halt kidney disease in people with type 1 diabetes. As part…

Kris Freeman and Nicole Johnson Discuss Life with Type One Diabetes on FOX 2 Detroit

Four-time Olympian, number one cross-country skier in the United States, reigning national champion and type one diabetic Kris Freeman and award-winning journalist,…

Back to School Resource Library

JDRF believes students with type 1 diabetes must be allowed to manage their diabetes in a school setting by monitoring their blood…

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