NDAM 2021

Celebrating Movers, Shakers, T1D Changemakers

It’s Time to Shake Things Up

Movers and shakers are those with impact, influence, and great determination. It’s with that same determination that inspired two moms in 1970 to help not just their children, but everyone with type 1 diabetes (T1D) when they founded JDRF. This year, we celebrate the impact and influence the JDRF community has had on progress for T1D while we continue to share the importance of our mission with those around us. We’re all movers, shakers and T1D changemakers and our impact across research and advocacy is making a difference in the lives of the T1D community every single day. During National Diabetes Awareness Month (NDAM), we’ll celebrate how far we’ve come and the changemakers that have helped get us there. Let’s also not forget to shake things up – for more progress, more advancements, and more access. We’re leading the movement to end T1D!

P.S. There’s a cuddly friend of ours named Rufus the Bear with Diabetes® hiding on this page – see if you can spot him!


JDRF Movers, Shakers, and T1D Changemakers

JDRF National Diabetes Awareness Month Zoom Backgrounds!

Honor and spread awareness for NDAM with a specially created JDRF Zoom background. For instructions on changing your Zoom background, click here.


Every day, JDRF is moving and shaking toward progress to improve the lives of people living with T1D.

Be a T1D Changemaker and help us make a difference this November.

  • Learn and Share Information About T1D

    Spread awareness of the signs and symptoms of T1D, dispel misconceptions and explain the differences between type 1 and type 2. 

  • Become an Advocate

    Use your voice to help secure federal funding for important diabetes research, inform health and regulatory policy, and improve the quality of life for those affected by T1D until we find cures. 

  • Connect with T1D Experts and Peers

    Join us on November 1st, 3rd and 4th for our free, Virtual TypeOneNation Summit perfect for all ages and stages of T1D. Choose from a variety of topics that matter most to you, learn about the latest in T1D tech through product showcases and connect with the T1D community across the globe!

  • Learn About T1D Screening

    Being diagnosed with T1D means a lifetime of dependence on insulin and careful management to avoid dangerous blood-sugar highs and lows. Now, families can use testing to begin to determine their T1D risk early, so they can have time to plan and prepare.

  • Support T1D Research Through a JDRF Event

    Get physical, be a social butterfly, or dream up your own fundraiser, there’s something for everyone!

  • Act to Help Find a Cure

    The many advances in medical devices and treatments for people living with T1D exist thanks to clinical trials—a mission-critical part of our work at JDRF. JDRF makes participation easy with our Clinical Trials Connection online tool. Check it out for yourself and inspire others to do the same!

Can You Spot the T1Differences?

T1D is not always the first thing you notice about someone. The ways in which T1D impacts day-to-day life can be hard to spot if you don’t know what you are looking for, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t there.

Let’s Go!

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Thank you to our 2021 NDAM partners

Thank you to all of our 2021 corporate partners and T1D Changemakers who help us advance JDRF’s mission to see a world without T1D.

Check out how JDRF celebrated NDAM in the past!