June 2019 Newsletter

June News
JDRF Dakotas


We are happy to host several activities this summer including the Fargo JDRF One Walk kickoff, the Sioux Falls Walk Celebration at the Canaries, and the Wild Water West Summer Blast.  You can learn more in this month’s newsletter about any of these events. We hope you will join us!

Enjoy the start of summer and have a happy & healthy June!

Tammy Beintema
Development Director

Fargo to kickoff their Walk season and connect with other families at the Red River Zoo

Help celebrate the start of Walk season. Connect with other area T1D families, learn about this year’s JDRF One Walk (save-the-date Sept. 14) and enjoy a fun evening at the zoo!  IF you would still like to attend contact Tammy at tbeintema@jdrf.org
Friday, June 7 6-8 p.m.

6-7 p.m. Mingling and dinner served by Chick-fil-A

7-7:30 p.m. Program

7:30-8 p.m. The zoo closes at 7 p.m., but some animals will still be out if you would like to walk around until 8 p.m. Carousel rides also will be offered during this time free of charge.

Join us August 10th for our Wild Water West Summer Blast

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Enjoy a fun summer day at Wild Water West  with our local T1D community! Specially-priced $6.95 tickets include park and waterpark admission  DINNER—pick up your food bracelet from the JDRF tent. This will allow you to receive $5 worth of food at any of the concession areas. During dinner, you can also visit with diabetes vendors and healthcare providers to learn about the latest products and treatments. Tickets can be purchased at https://wildwaterwest19.eventbrite.com
Bring on Summer!
Did you know at 93 degrees Fahrenheit, your insulin starts to get in trouble? The heat can cause insulin to break down, making it ineffective. Heat can also cause unexpected highs and lows in blood sugar management. It’s helpful to be prepared with a T1D plan before heading to the beach or baseball field or jumping in the car for a road trip to the cabin. Check out JDRF’s Beat the Heat Summer Guide for practical tips from what to pack to keeping your insulin cool.

VIDEO: Catch Up on the Research Spotlight Event


If you missed Dr. Sanjoy Dutta’s update at the Research Spotlight last month, you can view a recording of his presentation on YouTube or the JDRF Minnesota Facebook page. Dr. Dutta spoke about a number of research projects, including beta cell encapsulation and restoration, immunotherapy, closed loop systems and glucose-responsive insulin. You can also hear Rob Howe from Diabetics Doing Things share words of wisdom and inspirational stories about living with T1D.


JDRF Research Strategy: Cures and Improving Lives

At this year’s Strategic Research Session, the tone was dynamic as JDRF’s internal team of scientists, leading type 1 diabetes (T1D) researchers, innovative strategic advisors and volunteers from the T1D community came together to chart the direction of JDRF research for the year ahead. Read more.


South Dakota Walks
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April was a busy month for Walks in South Dakota.  The Sioux Falls Walk was on April 13th and Rapid City was on April 27th.  Mother Nature did not cooperate with us but our families braved the weather and made both events a success.  The date has been set for the 2020 Walk in Sioux Falls for May 2nd so mark your calendars.  The Black Hills Walk date has not been set yet so stay tuned.

The Sioux Falls Walk Appreciation at the Canaries will be on June 30th.  V1Ps will receive 2 free tickets, all other tickets are $10 each.  We have a suite at the ball park and will gather for a great evening celebrating the walk and connecting with other families.  Reserve your tickets today.
South Dakota Walk Partners
We could not have such a successful Walk if we didn’t have such great partners.  Thank you to our South Dakota Walk partners for your support of the 2019 South Dakota Walks.
  • Sanford Health
  • HyVee
  • First Premier
  • First National Bank in Sioux Falls
  • Lewis
  • Jimmy Johns
  • Dakota Entertainment
  • KDLT
  • Midco
Register for the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes

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JDRF is creating a world without type 1. One ride at a time. We ride for the millions with type 1 diabetes, the countless families who refuse to give up and a future where the burden of this disease is left far, far behind. For more information, please visit ride.jdrf.org or contact Patty Johnson at pjohnson@jdrf.org or 952.851.0770.

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