Meet the heroes

Get to know those who paved the way—and are still making great strides—in research, education and acceptance for people with diabetes.

Trailblazers

Doctors, scientists and thinkers have been puzzling over diabetes symptoms and how to control their effects since the time of the ancient Greeks. Meet a handful of men and women and find out about their incredibly important contributions.

Torchbearers

Today, the cause is being carried forward by researchers and healthcare professionals as well as communicators, legislators and outspoken people with diabetes. See how they're driving change on your behalf.

Everyday heroes

Who is your inspiration, motivation or personal diabetes hero? Is there someone in your life who makes a difference for you every day? Share their story with the diabetes online community here.

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Torchbearers

Today, the cause is being carried forward by researchers and healthcare professionals, as well as communicators, legislators and outspoken people with diabetes. See how these Diabetes Torchbearers are driving change on your behalf. During your visit, be sure to click "Like" and "+1" to help spread the word about these Diabetes Heroes and their good work.

Congratulations to Kitty Castellini on winning the Diabetes Heroes' Torchbearer Challenge! A $10,000 donation by Roche will be made in her name to the South Jersey JDRF Chapter.

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Everyday Heroes

Parents, friends, educators-countless people inspire and motivate us every day. Here's a place to honor their contributions, big and small. Perhaps it's a self-care tip that made your life easier, or a kind word at just the right time.


Tell us about your diabetes hero, and even submit a photo. Let them-and the world-know about the difference they make.

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Who's your everyday diabetes hero?

Tell the world about your champion-that friend or family member who inspires you to live better with diabetes.

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