Congratulations to NASCAR Driver Ryan Reed for his PowerShares QQQ 300 victory at Daytona today! Ryan has been defying the odds ever since being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

Here's a pic of Ryan with DRI's Dr. Chris Fraker - who also has T1D - and DRI Foundation President and CEO Joshua Rednik when he visited the Institute and did a meet and greet with patients and supporters. A stand up...
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“I am inspired by children with type 1 diabetes. These children have to grow up too fast. I understand the day to day struggles both physically and socially, I have been there,” said Dara Melnick, who has type 1 diabetes and is one of three event co-chairs, along with Iris Feldman and Edra Tepper.

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Celebrate the Superhero in You at Kids’ Carnival for a Cure: March 5th in Westbury
"I’ve seen type 1 diabetes at its worst, but I think that it has helped make me the strong positive person I am today. Every day is a challenge, but if we laugh about it together, I think it takes a bit of the burden off of our shoulders."

Check out this Beyond Type 1 article by one of the creators of the popular Type 1 Diabetes Memes page.

Meme-ing my way through Type 1 Diabetes - Beyond Type 1
Diabetes Research Institute's Dr. Alberto Pugliese and UF Diabetes Institute's Dr. Mark Atkinson were recently recognized for their work as executive co-directors of the JDRF Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors (nPOD). Both received special plaques at the 9th Annual Scientific meeting in Ft. Lauderdale for their contributions.

nPod is a collaborative network of scientists worldwide that...
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All eyes on a cure.

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If you're going to be in the Miami area March 4, don't miss the DRI Walk for Diabetes & Family Fun Day Presented by Walgreens at Marlins Park! More info:

Enjoy face painting, giveaways, the DRIHope4aCure 5K/10K Run & Kids' Fun Run, live entertainment from the Hip Hop Kidz, Inc. dance group, DJ Bucko, Everglades Squad / The 501st Legion Star Wars characters, and Magic City Jedi (SaberCraft),...
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Due to all the well-deserved tributes and Grammy activities underway honoring the Bee Gees' amazing work, DRI Love & Hope International Chairman Barry Gibb could not make it to this year's Magical Mardi Gras gala. But, he did send us this special message to share with his fellow Love & Hope committee friends and guests tonight - which was just shown. Check it out!
Tonight is the Love and Hope committee's #MagicalMardiGras Gala benefiting a diabetes cure. Here's a sneak peek from set up. Make sure to follow us on Instagram for more posts from tonight's event: @diabetesresearch
Get your capes ready T1D heroes in the New York area! The 2017 Kids' Carnival for a Cure is about two weeks away, Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Dave & Buster's.

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Music legend & longtime DRI supporter Barry Gibb - who received a star-studded tribute at Sunday's Grammys - will be honored with another powerhouse event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the landmark Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.

The "Stayin' Alive: A Grammy Tribute to the Music of the Bee Gees" will feature performers Nick Jonas, Andra Day, Celine Dion, DNCE, Tori Kelly, John Legend,...
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So many of us love someone living with diabetes. Tag that person below and let them know you'll always be there for them. <3
Following our heart's desire 24/7. Happy Valentine's Day!
Earlier today, UM Miller School of Medicine faculty and future researchers gathered to attend an immunology-focused seminar led by DRI's Dr. Alberto Pugliese. Dr. Pugliese -- whose work examines the role of genetic and immunological factors that lead to, or protect against, the development of T1D -- discussed advances in disease pathology and the study of autoreactive T Cells.

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In one week, the Love and Hope committee will host its 43rd annual event: Love and Hope's Magical Mardi Gras Gala at The Diplomat Beach Resort in South Florida. This event has helped raise more than $51-million toward cure-focused work at the DRI.

Among those being honored this year is our own DRI Director Dr. Camillo Ricordi and his wife, Patrizia. Dr. Ricordi credits this event and its...
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Gala brings Mardi Gras fun to South Florida
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Check out this great video about Miami Marlins Pitcher Dustin McGowan. It highlights his journey to the big leagues, life with type 1 diabetes, and work with the Diabetes Research Institute. For being an advocate for kids and adults living with the disease, and other community efforts, he recently earned the prestigious 52nd Fred Hutch Award.
Happy Monday, everyone! Check out this latest progress report to see how the funds you helped raise during the #MultiplyCellSupply Match Challenge are helping DRI researchers continue to advance this promising area of research.

#MultiplyCellSupply progress report
Here's Shannon Allen at tonight's Kendra Scott (Miami) grand opening party benefiting the Diabetes Research Institute's cure-focused work. Shannon is standing next to the "Walker" necklace which was fitted with a blue stone to represent her and her husband Ray Allen's son Walker, who has type 1 diabetes, and all living with the disease.

The necklace made its debut tonight, and proceeds from...
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Congrats to our amazing supporter Miami Marlins Pitcher Dustin McGowan for this prestigious and well-deserved honor!

"....McGowan and his family [including his eldest daughter who also has type 1 diabetes] have been involved with the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI), which is less than a mile from Marlins Park. The McGowans have hosted fan events where they can answer questions, Dustin...
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Marlins' Dustin McGowan receives Hutch Award
The Diabetes Research Institute and Foundation are deeply saddened by the passing of actress and TV icon Mary Tyler Moore, who was one of the first celebrities to put a spotlight on type 1 diabetes and a dedicated advocate for those living with this disease. Our thoughts go to her entire family and loved ones. She will be truly missed, not only for her charm and talent on the screen, but for...
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