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#MoveThe Needle


As we acknowledge 100 years since the discovery of insulin in 2021, we’ve renewed our commitment to improving lives and curing type 1 diabetes. While we work on funding some of the most promising research, we know our T1D community is busy making each day count & achieving some amazing things!

That’s why we’re asking you to show us how you help #MoveTheNeedle this year.

Each day, we’re proud to watch our community rise above and beyond their diagnosis in unique ways, big and small. We want to shout these accomplishments from the rooftops – but you need to tell us about them first!

We want to hear from you! This year, we challenge you to share your story with us using #MoveTheNeedle so we can show the world how extraordinary the T1D community is and raise awareness of our fight to create a world without this disease together.

Here's how you can get involved...


Share on social media

One of the ways you can help #MoveTheNeedle is to raise awareness with your followers. Simply post a photo along with your story on Instagram and tag us (@jdrfaus) with the hashtag #MoveTheNeedle.


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Get in touch with us directly by filling out the form below – just make sure to leave us a picture so we can share on our social media pages! This form goes straight to our social media team who will be working on sharing these inspiring stories with rest of the community.


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The T1D community works best when we work together! If someone’s story moves you, let them know by leaving a like, comment or share. A little bit of celebration, encouragement or inspiration goes a long way.

Tell us how you help #MoveTheNeedle here!

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