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Cure News: Week 8/28

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Cure News | 1 comment

  Hey Everyone, Unfortunately, there is very little cure news this week. While we’ve been keeping track of the recent news out of Melbourne, we’re not quite ready to comment on it yet. And in Not-Quite-Cure-News: Josh Levy took a look at an interesting study that shows attending diabetes support groups may actually help in...


Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in JDCA Goals, Uncategorized | 13 comments

Hello Alliance! Today marks the start of our first-ever giveaway!  We will be raffling off 4 ACTION PACKS so you can crush your goals this back to school season.  The ACTION PACK will be a JDCA backpack with a $50 Walmart gift card or a $50 gift to the charity of your choice.  Winners will be randomly chosen on September 22 and contacted shortly...

JDRF’s Abrupt CEO Transition Raises Questions

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in JDCA Goals, Op-Ed | 2 comments

The recent CEO transition at JDRF has generated a fair bit of justified concern within the T1D community. Executive changes are among the most high-profile actions that any organization can undergo. How such transitions are handled reveals much about the nature, character, and culture of the organization. A change in top leadership that is...

Cure News: Week 8/14

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in Cure News | 0 comments

  Hey Everyone, Little cure news this week: 1. Joshua Levy does a final wrap up of the ADA Scientific Sessions, touching on every other type 1 project he came across. And in Not-Quite-Cure-News: An interesting article about the strange correlation between type 1 and babies delivered via c-section. Remember, correlation does not equal...

Sanofi Paying 925 Million for Inhaled Insulin?

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in JDCA Goals | 1 comment

A very interesting press release came out today: Sanofi is ready to pay up to 925 million dollars for the global rights to the world’s only inhaled insulin. The insulin is known as Afrezza, and it has been making the rounds on social media as it was recently approved by the FDA after being rejected twice. Sanofi is anticipating a large...

Cure News: Week 8/7

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in Cure News | 0 comments

  Hey Everyone, This week’s cure news is a little different than normal. Given all of the changes happening at the major diabetes non-profits this week we felt a few updates about what’s happening among them would be more pertinent, as leadership can have a major affect on project funding. Today DiabetesMine released an interview...

Cure News: Week 7/31

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Cure News | 0 comments

  Hey Everyone, Only a little bit of cure news this week: 1. “A new study by researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) has found that a peptide called caerulein can convert existing cells in the pancreas into those cells destroyed in type 1 diabetes-insulin-producing beta cells.” The findings...

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