Investigating the Role of Regulatory T Cells in T1D

A video explains a potential new immune therapy in the words of the T1D investigator and one of the clinical study participants JDRF Research in the Field spoke to the lead investigator, Dr. Stephen Gitelman at the University of California San Francisco’s Children’s Hospital, who enrolled 14 people recently diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) […]

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 […]

2014 Walk to Cure Diabetes is set to raise over $285,000!

2014 Walk to Cure Diabetes is set to raise over $285,000!

More than 3,000 walkers participated in the Lincoln Walk to Cure Diabetes held on Sunday, September 28 at Holmes Lake Park.  We would like to thank the dedicated families, companies, schools, organizations and sneaker sales partners who generously supported and fundraised in support of T1D research.  Because of your efforts, the Walk is projected to […]

Give to Lincoln Day!

Join JDRF Lincoln on Thursday, May 28th in creating a world without T1D!  Every donation JDRF receives on Give To Lincoln Day will be increased by a proportional match from a $300,000 challenge match pool!

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 […]

JDRF TypeOneNation

JDRF TypeOneNation

JDRF Heartland Chapter 2015 TypeOneNation! On Saturday, January 24, the JDRF Heartland Chapter hosted its annual TypeOneNation Outreach Event at the Embassy Suites, Omaha-La Vista. More than 200 people attended the event, with over 70 families from Omaha, Lincoln, and greater Nebraska! The event was a great opportunity to meet other individuals living with type 1 diabetes […]

Support Groups & Pump/CGM Fairs

Support Groups & Pump/CGM Fairs

Support Groups: getPumped! Organized by the Lauer Family, getPUMPED! is a support group for people with type 1 diabetes and their families. Adults meet in one room to chat, while kids socialize with each other working on craft projects and having fun. Date: 2nd Tuesday of every month (except January & August) Place: St. Elizabeth Hospital, […]

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 […]

Honorariums & Memorials

Honorariums and Memorials The JDRF Heartland Chapter, Lincoln is deeply grateful for the thoughtfulness of the following individuals, organizations and corporations. These contributions hasten the day when T1D and all of its life threatening complications will be eliminated. If you wish to acknowledge someone special by making a donation in his or her honor or memory, […]