Family Team Champion

Written by Rebecca Roberts JDRF Walk is our organization’s flagship fundraising event and the largest type 1 diabetes (T1D) event in the world.  Every year, the East Tennessee JDRF chapter participates in the event by hosting three “One Walks” in three separate locations: Knoxville, Chattanooga, and the Tri Cities.  The funds raised by these walks […]

New Board Positions

Written by Rebecca Roberts Our East Tennessee JDRF chapter is currently in the process of taking nominations for new board members.  We are looking for community leaders who are voluntarily willing to work with our organization for a minimum of two years and who will be able to help broaden the JDRF community in Eastern […]

Next-Generation Artificial Pancreas System Launches

Medtronic’s New MiniMed®640G Artificial Pancreas System Predicts and Helps Prevent Deadly Low Glucose Emergencies A four year-old Australian boy with type 1 diabetes (T1D) is the first person to use a groundbreaking commercial artificial pancreas system that can predict and automatically prevent low blood-glucose emergencies. Medtronic’s MiniMed® 640G is an insulin pump/continuous glucose monitor combination […]

T1D Trial Looks to Teach an Old Drug New Tricks

JDRF-funded clinical study of a drug called TUDCA looks to improve beta cell functioning in people recently diagnosed with T1D Until recently, much of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research has focused on suppressing the autoimmune system to prevent or reverse disease, but this approach has been slow to yield promising, long-term results in people with […]

Re-educating the Immune System in T1D

JDRF partner Selecta developed a novel technology for creating a T1D vaccine to potentially halt the disease process It has been more than 30 years since scientists identified the basic autoimmune feature of type 1 diabetes (T1D) when they discovered autoantibodies binding to targets from cells in the pancreas. And yet, devising therapies to halt […]

Unlocking a Combination Therapy for New Onset T1D

A new study is further assessing if a novel combination of drugs could help treat new onset type 1 diabetes University of Florida researchers are ready to launch a new clinical study to examine if a combination of two U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved drugs, antithymocyte globulin (ATG) and granulocyte colony stimulating factor […]

Technology Article: 3D Printed Rig Helps Knoxville Girl

Technology Article: 3D Printed Rig Helps Knoxville Girl

Article written by: Samantha Bild This holiday season, ModernTech is focusing on the meaning of gratitude. We are thankful to have a great partner like Stratasys and to be a part of technology that impacts the lives around us. 3D printing enables manufacturers, designer and everyday people to create and print complex and customized parts. […]

Upcoming Event: East Tennessee JDRF One Walk

Upcoming Event: East Tennessee JDRF One Walk

This coming spring our East Tennessee JDRF chapter will be hosting three JDRF One Walks (formerly JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes).  The locations include Knoxville, Chattanooga, and the Tri-Cities. Each of these walks brings together thousands of people in an effort to change the future of type 1 diabetes research and treatment.  Many of these […]

East Tennessee JDRF Dream Gala

East Tennessee JDRF Dream Gala

The JDRF East Tennessee 22nd Annual Dream Gala was a success, raising over $300,000 for life-changing T1D research.   It was a spectacular night with great food and even better company that would not have been possible without all of our generous sponsors with special recognition to the Regal Entertainment Group and The William B. Stokely […]