Sad and Joyful News about Type One Diabetes and Mary Tyler Moore

Yesterday, Wednesday, January 25th, the news that Mary Tyler Moore had died saddened people all over the world. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation international community also lost a courageous advocate for finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) and our JDRF International Chairwoman, who brought a voluminous awareness to others around the world about the never-ending challenges of  T1D!

The news media focused on her grand successes and influences as an actor. However,  most people did not know that Mary Tyler Moore, for the past 30 years, was a dynamic spokeswoman and role model for children, adults, and families living with T1D.

Please read the following article to learn more about Mary Tyler Moore’s indomitable life and diabetes advocacy! The international diabetes family will mourn Mary Tyler Moore’s passing, but we will always be grateful for her passionate and committed work for us!

On January 12, 2017, a joyful event that I am sure made that Mary Tyler Moore and all the JDRF families very happy was the news that Medicare had taken their first step toward coverage of continuous glucose monitors for children and adults with T1D! Please read the encouraging JDRF press release to learn more!

The photo in this blog was taken at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International Children’s Congress in 2005. Mary Tyler Moore was speaking to child delegates and parents on the West Front of the Capitol to kick off awareness activities in D.C. She testified before a Senate hearing with 150 child delegates that traveled to D.C. to remind Congress and the Administration of the critical need to find a cure for the disease.

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