The D.R.I.F has been a part of my volunteer activities for around ten years, and they are incredibly well-organized and focused. Their mission it to cure diabetes, and they are very creative and forward thinking on involving the community on this topic and it's importance. I work with them on media presentations after decades in local news & network news. They are easily as organized and efficient as any top network TV producers when launching a web series or segment about their efforts to cure diabetes. Full disclosure: I was also a patient of the medical facility they support, the D.R.I., and helped by them as a patient as well even when my insurance coverage was spotty at best.
I'm a type 1 diabetes research transplant patient since 2008. My quality of life is normal and I have excellent diabetes control. My average blood sugar for one year is 91. I have an A1C in normal range. I have not taken insulin since July21,2010 but who's counting! I'm still a diabetic but a healthy one. There is hope for a cure. Randi Fibus-Caster. firstname.lastname@example.org
The DRIF is a family dedicated to making the dream of a cure come true. It's been my privilege to witness the staff, board, donors and volunteers working together with passion and persistence, feeding the brilliant minds at the DRI the necessary resources to end type 1 diabetes. After being part of this team for 9 years, I continue to believe wholeheartedly in the individuals who comprise this outstanding organization. Get involved; be part of something special.
I have been familiar with DRIF for several years now. Not only does my neighbor work for DRIF, but I have been around several family members and friends who have been battling Diabetes 1 or 2 for many years. My grandmother, my father, several aunts and uncles, cousins and, more recently, 6-year old Jaxon, a friend's grandson, have all been diagnosed with either Type and are doing what they need to do in order to survive. DRIF has provided education to the world of those afflicted; they have provided support and treatments; they have showed the best methods to approach this disease; and I know there will me much more to learn along this journey. I congratulate DRIF on the awesome and amazing work it is doing to help people be aware of Diabetes and its treatments. I congratulate DRIF for its dedication, devotion, and unselfish opportunities offered to people suffering from Diabetes Type 1 and Type 2. Well Done!
I am so blessed to be associated with the DRI! I received an islet cell transplant and from day one every person I met at the DRI has given me, my family, and so many Type 1s unlimited hope! These are some of the most dedicated, compassionate, and brilliant(!) physicians/scientists/nurses I have ever met! My life and my family’s has truly been changed, not only because of the amazing transformation in my medical condition, but equally important, in the everlasting gift of hope and encouragement this wonderful team has given me and continues to give to so many Type 1s and their families! Thank you amazing DRI team and all DRI supporters!!
I became acquainted with the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation 11 years ago, shortly after my diagnosis with type 1 diabetes. I soon became a passionate supporter of the organization, as I quickly saw its unwavering commitment to a cure for type 1. I'm very close to the diabetes community, and understand I am unspeakably lucky to be associated to the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation. The organization does outstanding work in its intelligent, passionate, dynamic and compassionate approach to cure-focused efforts. After almost a dozen years of proximity to the DRIF, I can confidently say I'll continue to unwaveringly support its efforts in any way I can - such is my trust in, positive experience with, and belief in the organization.
I have been volunteering for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation for years. The faculty and staff are knowledgeable, passionate and committed to finding a cure for diabetes. I'm proud to be a part of this organization and look forward to continue volunteering .
i mentioned DIRF to one of my work colleagues and told him he should look into the services and information he might be able to get concerning his diabetes. one phone call and he had more information and help than in all the years he has been diagnosed. he told me how awesome the people he spoke to were and helpful. one phone call was all it took to get an amazing amount of help and knowledge
As a person with Type 1 diabetes, I have been waiting 27 years for a cure. And I'm doing everything I possibly can to stay healthy until that happens. I don't know when it will come, but I have to believe that it will, hopefully in my lifetime. It seems to me that the DRI Institute is blazing a trail with determination to hand me and millions of others like me, the golden prize....a cure. They continue to forge ahead, to keep going until they achieve that end and to me, that is what it will take to some day eliminate this terrible condition that affects so many of us. I'm watching them closely and keeping a hopeful thought that perhaps my life will change forever.
I have been a patient at the Diabetes Research Institute since 1975. I was diagnosed in 1968 and remain complication-free, largely because of the excellent medical care that the DRI provided. As an individual, couples and family therapist, I have been afforded the opportunity to volunteer at the DRIF and teach coping mechanisms to families living with Type 1 Diabetes. The DRIF staff is extremely dedicated and committed to find a cure and to educate, support and provide services to the community. I do not hesitate in giving the highest rating to the DRIF--if I could give it more than 5 stars, I would!!