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  • Can Prozac Prevent Severe Low Blood Sugar?

    January 13, 2020

    Low blood sugar, called hypoglycemia, occurs in over 90 percent of people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). It can usually be detected...

  • One Scientist, One Goal: To End Diabetic Eye Disease, Forever

    December 17, 2019

    It’s a devastating statistic: More than 90% of people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) develop diabetic eye disease within 20 years of...

  • Two Scientists, Finding Ways to Prevent Diabetic Kidney Disease

    December 10, 2019

    It’s a devastating statistic: 1 in 4 people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) are affected by kidney disease. But thanks to Monika...

  • FDA Approves the First Low Blood Sugar Treatment WITHOUT an Injection

    July 25, 2019

    Type 1 diabetes (T1D) can bring the fear of developing low blood sugar, called hypoglycemia, which can arise if someone takes too...

  • ADA Scientific Sessions Recap—Day #5: Marlon Pragnell, Ph.D.

    June 12, 2019

    The ADA’s Scientific Sessions is completed! Here, with the post-day recap, is Marlon Pragnell, Ph.D., head of the complications program at JDRF,...

  • End-Stage Kidney Disease: A Possible Biomarker of 10-Year Risk—and Therapeutic Target—for People with T1D

    April 23, 2019

    In the United States, diabetic kidney disease, or DKD, is responsible for more than half of all new cases of end-stage renal...

  • JDRF Drives Next-Generation Type 1 Diabetes Research With New Partnerships & Breakthrough Science

    December 22, 2018

    JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, announced today that it made progressive advances this year on its...

  • JDRF-Funded Study Identifies New Gene that Causes T1D Complications

    October 16, 2018

    A study in the journal Nature Genetics has identified a new gene that causes chronic kidney disease (CKD), along with 26 other...

  • Low Blood Sugar, and the Hope to Save Lives

    August 21, 2018

    Candace Reno, Ph.D., is studying hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, and the mechanisms by which it can be lethal. When she’s not...

  • JDRF Top Advances Over the Past Year

    July 5, 2018

    At JDRF, we are committed to funding the development of new therapies to keep people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) healthier, longer,...