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Check out the March 2012 Issue of Countdown

March 28, 2012

We hope you enjoy this issue of Countdown – it’s filled with T1D research news, smart health and lifestyle strategies, and photos of our wonderful community.


CEO Perspective: Building on the foundation of progress
In January, JDRF published an invited article in the widely read medical journal Diabetes, on the organization’s mission, strategy, and priorities. JDRF President and CEO Jeffrey Brewer, one of the article’s co-authors, gives his official statement on this milestone publication. [Read More]


Advancing Research to Improve Pregnancy Outcomes in T1D
 JDRF is committed to improving the lives of all people with T1D—including mothers-to-be. JDRF and JDRF Canadian Clinical Trials Network are launching CONCEPTT: a clinical trial testing CGM use on blood-glucose control in women with T1D who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. [Read More]


Planning a Healthy Pregnancy with T1D

Kerri Sparling doesn’t like to be told what she can and “cannot” do. But when it came to the health of her first baby, the T1D blogger and JDRF friend paid attention to every little detail. Here is her personal story of everyday challenges—from A1C levels to nighttime lows – and ultimate triumph. [Read More]


Getting to know the Glycemic Index
 For people with T1D, counting carbohydrates is practically second-nature. But not all carbs are created equal. Increase your carbohydrate IQ with this article from a registered dietitian that is all about the glycemic index. [Read More]



Mary Tyler Moore Honored with SAG Life Achievement Award
In March’s Highlights section, we bring you coverage straight off the Red Carpet of the 18th Annual SAG Awards, where JDRF international chairman Mary Tyler Moore was presented with the Life Achievement Award. [Read More]


Government Day Advocates Visit 504 Congressional Offices
 In Washington, D.C., the 13th Annual Government Day kicked-off a new year of JDRF advocacy. [Read More]


2012 Capitol Chapter Research Summit

The Capitol Chapter Research Summit highlighted T1D research initiatives. [Read More]


JDRF Netherlands Off to a Flying Start
 JDRF’s newest affiliate, in The Netherlands, is off to a flying start. [Read More]


Letter from Leadership
Hear from the newest member of the JDRF executive staff, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Scott McCormick. A longtime volunteer and former member of JDRF’s International Board of Directors, Scott brings a strong voice, vast expertise, and multiple connections to T1D to the helm of JDRF’s Marketing and Communications Department. [Read More]


Photo Gallery
Get a visual treat from the photos of JDRF volunteers, staffers, and friends from across the U.S. and around the world. [View Photos]
Happy Reading!

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

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