Welcome to Juvenile Diabetes No Limits Foundation (JDNL)
JDNL was founded to help individuals with Type 1 diabetes lead inspired lives, and we have witnessed the efforts of people with and without diabetes to help others manage this disease and pursue the dreams some might not think are possible.
Diabetes is 24/7 – and while no cure exists, remarkable advancements have been made within the diabetes industry to help individuals monitor and manage diabetes with greater precision. Minimizing complications requires individuals with diabetes to ‘be in control’ and be responsible. Ask anyone with diabetes (or a parent of a child or teen with diabetes) and they will talk about how it can consumer their lives.
As a young person becomes more independent, they must be less reliant on overseeing eyes of parents, teachers, coaches, school nurses, siblings and friends. Mismanaging diabetes impacts a diabetic individual’s health (short and long-term) and it can impact people around them.
JDNL is different from foundations focusing on medical and scientific research for specific diseases. Information they provide is important and we encourage you to visit their websites.
JDNL’s goal is to help kids, teens and young adults realize they don’t have to live with ‘self-imposed limitations’. We’ve talked with parents who won’t let their son or daughter get their driver’s license or discourage participation in sports. “No Limits” is possible when a young person with diabetes reaches an age where they will take control.
As you review this website, you’ll learn more about the Foundation’s primary program, Check B4U Drive, which we have conduced since 2010.
We look forward to your participation with JDNL – whether you volunteer to help bring Check B4U Drive to your area, help us with fundraising or share stories we can add to our blog
Thank you! We appreciate your support!
(Reminder: While we encourage all kids, teens and young adults with diabetes to pursue their dreams, it’s important they always heed the advice of their medical advisors.)