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Check Out the New Issue of Countdown

March 9, 2011

We are pleased to announce that the newest edition of Countdown is now available online. This issue features tips from medical practitioners, research highlights, and stories of JDRF around the world.

In this issue:

  • 16 Self-Care Tips from medical experts action-oriented guidance from physicians who treat people living with type 1 diabetes in their clinical practices. Read more
  • Our own JDRF researchers provide information about diabetic retinopathy, a type 1 diabetes complication of the eyes affects up to 10 percent of people with the disease. This article also includes practical tips on helping to prevent and/or control diabetic retinopathy. Read more
  • For those of us who are puzzled when it comes to understanding the term “autoimmune disease,” another feature story (part one of a two-part story) gives you the roadmap to your immune system and sets the stage for JDRF’s research strategies for vaccines for type 1 diabetes. Read more
  • Hear from Darlene Deecher, our senior vice president of research and learn about her passion for JDRF-funded research. Read more
  • Catch up on news about a hormone that may help improve glucose control. Read more
  • Read how researchers are preparing to test the Artificial Pancreas in real-life environments. Read more
  • Take a break from science and immerse yourself in the story of one young woman’s journey as she learned to manage her type 1 in the most unexpected place-Vietnam! Read more
  • Continue the travelogue with snapshots and news from JDRF Around the World and share in our global colleagues’ excitement. Read more

Happy reading!


To learn more about the JDRF Dallas chapter, visit our JDRF Dallas website!

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