National Diabetes Awareness Month 2022

Forward celebrates the progress we’ve made, and the progress that’s to come. It also reminds us to think about WHAT and WHO this progress is FOR: 

For those living with type 1 diabetes and those who love someone with type 1 diabetes, looking Forward is what fuels our vision and mission to cure, prevent and treat type 1 diabetes and its complications. It’s a reminder of what and who we are fighting for, and that together, we move #ForwardAs1. 

Every day, the JDRF community is moving #ForwardAs1 to improve the lives of people living with T1D.

Here’s how you can help us make a difference this November.

Learn and Share About T1D

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

If you’re sharing on social use the hashtag #ForwardAs1!

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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.

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Connect with T1D Experts and Peers

Join us for our last two TypeOneNation Virtual Summit sessions of 2022! On November 3rd, we’re talking T1D nutrition tips & tricks and on December 1st, we’ll hear from community members about the highs and lows of life with T1D. 

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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 screening to begin to determine their T1D risk early, so they have time to plan and prepare. 

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Support T1D Research by Giving

There are so many ways to support the work we’re doing together – give online, get physical, be a social butterfly, or dream up your own fundraiser, there’s something for everyone!

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Act to Help Find Cures

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!

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Get inspired by the T1D community this NDAM and share your own story.

Want to share your story with us? Email and you might see yourself featured on JDRF’s social channels!

JDRF National Diabetes Awareness Month Virtual Backgrounds!

Generate awareness of T1D and NDAM during all your online events and gatherings! 
Download our Zoom or Microsoft Teams backgrounds here.

Express Yourself & Your Support with a custom NDAM ExpressionMed Tape

JDRF and ExpressionMed have partnered together during National Diabetes Awareness Month to spread awareness of type 1 diabetes while inviting our community to outfit their CGM devices with a JDRF-themed ExpressionMed tape. 

How to Participate? 

Purchase a tape, and 100% of the proceeds will benefit JDRF and help us move research forward for treatments, prevention, and cures. 

Each patch comes with 5 extra supporter tapes to share with your friends and family who can wear one (sans device) all November long to support our resilient community and educate others about T1D.

See the progress we’ve made together on our T1D advancements Timeline

From the creation of the first prototype of an insulin pump in 1968 to advances in screening for T1D in 2018, the path to cures and treatments has been a journey of human imagination, perseverance, and resilience. When you plot yourself on our T1D Timeline, you’ll discover the progress made during your lifetime and see just how far we’ve come.

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Thank you to our 2022 NDAM partners

Thank you to all of our 2022 corporate partners who help us advance JDRF’s mission to move research forward so that we can see a world without T1D.

Check out how JDRF celebrated NDAM in the past!