November Newsletter 2020

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JDRF One Walk & Ride to Cure: 2020 Fall Celebrations
We did it! So thankful for everyone who came together last Sunday, November 1st to celebrate our 2020 JDRF One Walk in Nebraska and Southwest Iowa – it was a wonderful day full of connection, celebration, and hope. Our walkers know that every day we come together to fight for a cure is a good day!

Despite every obstacle 2020 has thrown our way, our incredible JDRF community across the nation has raised just over $17M and counting! Thank you for sticking with us every step of the way. With your help, we are well on the way to hitting our goal which means more type 1 diabetes (T1D) connections, more funded research, and more support for T1D families.

If you missed tuning in on Sunday, the One Walk website will be open through November so you can visit our Mile of Hope supporters, T-shirt Gallery, ROBLOX interactive video, Partner Pavilion, and watch the amazing stories in the One Walk National Ceremony!

A very special thank you to our 175 dedicated Riders for continuing with the My Ride this year! View a full list of Riders, award recipients and watch the National My Ride celebrations HERE!

Be well, stay safe, and thank you,

Laci Naber, Executive Director and AnnElise Walsh, Iowa Market Director
JDRF Nebraska-Iowa Chapter


November is National Diabetes Awareness Month!
Head to our new NDAM 2020 website to check out how you can get involved this year, with everything from volunteering, to sharing your story to fundraising for critical T1D research. This year, we are the #PowerOfUs!

Miles Towards Mission
November 14th is World Diabetes Day! JDRF Riders AND Walkers will have the chance to participate in JDRF’s World Diabetes Day 24-Hour Ride Challenge, sponsored by Novo Nordisk which challenges JDRF riders, walkers, and runners to see how many times they can circle the globe together. Follow along here.

Support Groups – Virtual Style
Join JDRF Nebraska-Iowa Chapter for Virtual Talks! Even though we cannot be together in-person, let’s stay connected! Register in advance for an upcoming meeting at the links below! Virtual Talks are open to adults/parents/extended family and Empower1 meetings are open to teens (middle & high school).

Insulin Affordability & Advocacy
JDRF is pleased to partner with Beyond Type 1, and other stakeholders, on This tool helps meet an immediate need for people in the United States to access insulin while we continue to work on long-term solutions to address insulin affordability. It also complements JDRF’s ‘Help with Costs’ page, which provides people with a variety of ways to access insulin. Anyone in need of help can visit for a customized action plan, available in English and Spanish.

Making Beta Cells from Stem Cells Automated and Reproducible
Jeffrey Millman, Ph.D., is a powerhouse of diabetes research. This past year, the Millman Lab has succeeded in genetically engineering patient cells to become nondiabetic and reverse diabetes in mice, emphasizing the potential for personalized medicine. Read more about this exciting discovery.

Mark Your Calendars

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month!