July Newsletter 2021



JDRF Advocates help build and sustain critical support for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research funded by the Federal Government by raising awareness among Members of Congress of the financial, medical and emotional costs of the disease. Learn more here. Become an Advocate Today!

Ride to Cure

There is still time to join us for the 2021 JDRF Ride to Cure! We have digital events like the July PeloFondo and local ride opportunities which are great ways to connect with the JDRF Ride community. As a JDRF Rider, you will automatically receive benefits as part of your registration and starting at $150, you can earn rewards and perks for your fundraising! Follow the fundraising cue sheet here to check out the exclusive JDRF Ride rewards along our fundraising course.

Research News

At the American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Sessions in June, scientists presented on some of the most important topics, from beta cell replacement trials to screening to low blood sugar treatments, all with the same goal: Ending T1D. JDRF was the key funder and supporter of nearly all of the top advances shared in T1D research. Click here to learn about the key JDRF takeaways from the conference. You can also hear from JDRF CEO, Aaron Kowalski, Ph.D. in this livestream recording.

Did you know, more than 80% of clinical trials are delayed or fail because doctors cannot find enough people to take part? JDRF funds T1D clinical trials that are critical to bringing new devices and treatments to people with this disease. Currently, there are more than 55 JDRF-funded clinical trials, to both prevent and treat this disease and its complications. Learn more about the current trials and how you can help.


T1Detect, JDRF’s screening program, allows anyone, at any age, to get screened for T1D autoantibodies. The test is easy, simple and can help save lives. For more information and to order a test, visit jdrf.org/t1detect.

T1D-Friendly Recipes to Try this Summer

Returning to School with Diabetes Virtual Town Hall with ADA and Sansum Diabetes Research Institute.

Legacy Challenge

The Ludacka Wealth Partners Legacy Challenge gives you the opportunity to help JDRF continue to fund the most promising research in the world by including JDRF in your estate plans. Take part in the challenge by October 31, 2021, and Ludacka Wealth will honor your commitment by donating $500 directly to JDRF (up to $5,000 total)! To participate, complete this online form or contact the Chapter at nebraskaiowa@jdrf.org.

Upcoming Events

July 13: JDRF T1D Talk Virtual at 7:00 pm – Register
July 14: Off To College Zoom Party (Panel with University of Iowa college students with living T1D) at 5:00 pm – RSVP
July 31: La cumbre virtual TypeOneNation de la JDRF: Vivir sin límites. Registro

Aug 5: Returning to School with Diabetes Virtual Town Hall with ADA and Sansum Diabetes Research Institute – Zoom event at 5:00 pm.
Aug 12: JDRF Empower1 Teen Group Virtual at 7:00 pm – Register

Oct 2: Cedar Rapids JDRF Promise Gala – The Fruits of Your Labor
Oct 10: Nebraska JDRF One Walks. Register today!
Oct 23: Des Moines JDRF Hope Gala – Let the Good Times Roll

Please reach out to the Nebraska and Iowa Chapter if you have any questions regarding the information above. nebraskaiowa@jdrf.org • (402) 397-2873