If you've ever wanted to learn more about the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), then this episode is for you! Katie, your host, speaks with Brooks Biagini, JDRF Market Director for Northern Florida, and Andrea Carlile, a JDRF "super volunteer" who is working hard to bring awareness to the research the JDRF is funding and clinical trials that are taking place now.
Listen as we discuss some of the exciting and groundbreaking research JDRF is supporting, fundraising opportunities that you can be a part of, getting connected to other T1D families through JDRF, and what it means to be a JDRF advocate. Both Brooks and Andrea are passionate about JDRF's mission to fund the research that makes the lives of T1Ds and their caregivers easier and, of course, the research that is working towards a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. Take a listen to find out more! And see the links below to learn more, support JDRF's efforts and get involved yourself! See links below to many of JDRF's websites/pages:
JDRF homepage: www.jdrf.org
JDRF Impact (to learn more about the research): https://www.jdrf.org/impact/research/
JDRF Advocacy Program: https://www.jdrf.org/impact/advocacy/
JDRF One Walk (get involved and help raise funds!): https://www2.jdrf.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=walk_homepage
JDRF Fundraise Your Way! https://www2.jdrf.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=diy_homepage
To learn more about Teplizumab (mentioned in this episode) check out this episode from The Juicebox Podcast: https://www.juiceboxpodcast.com/episodes/jbp452