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 […]

JDRF Type One Nation – South Region Event

JDRF Type One Nation – South Region Event

The JDRF Type One Nation- South Region event is rapidly approaching.  The date has been set for January 10-11, 2015 at the Franklin Marriot Cool Springs just 20 minutes south of Nashville.  Those who attend will be in for a fun-filled, information packed weekend.  Participants will have the opportunity to attend educational sessions lead by […]

Ride to Cure Diabetes

Ride to Cure Diabetes

At the end of October, our East Tennessee JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes team traveled to Nashville where they participated in one of seven national destination rides organized to raise awareness and money for diabetes research.   While there, Coach Allen Rogers and his team of ten riders participated in a fun-filled weekend that included safety […]

Unlocking a Combination Therapy for New Onset T1D

Next month, a new study will start to further assess 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 […]

A song worth more than a listen

Korn releases exclusive download to benefit T1D research What can one voice raised against type 1 diabetes (T1D) do? If you’re Jonathan Davis, lead singer of acclaimed rock band Korn, one voice can reach millions to help people living with T1D. Jonathan’s young son, Zeppelin, was diagnosed with T1D just over a year ago, and […]

Advancing a Key Artificial Pancreas Technology

Stable liquid glucagon developed by JDRF partner Xeris evaluated in first clinical study The JDRF Artificial Pancreas (AP) project is focused on accelerating the development of commercially-viable AP systems that better mimic the biological function of the pancreas and reduce the daily burden of managing type 1 diabetes (T1D). To achieve this goal, JDRF funds […]

Improving Beta Cell Health and Survival

JDRF-funded clinical study to test marketed drug to improve beta cell health and survival in T1D JDRF recently awarded a $2.1 million grant to Anath Shalev, M.D., director of the University of Alabama’s (UAB) Comprehensive Diabetes Center, to test the impact of a common blood pressure drug called verapamil on the health and survival of […]

Historic Progress for JDRF Encapsulation Research Program

First people with type 1 diabetes receive experimental encapsulated cell replacement therapies in clinical studies Two JDRF-funded partners have successfully implanted people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) with experimental encapsulated cell replacement therapies in clinical studies. These two programs are running in parallel and are evaluating two distinct encapsulation therapies. Encapsulated cell replacement therapy involves […]