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December 2012
Cure-Focused Research

Bioengineering Better Options for a Cure

The DRI’s tissue and bioengineering teams are at the center of one of the most important intitiatives underway at the Institute - the development of a mini organ that mimics the native pancreas.
>> Read article

Bioenginnering better options for a cure



Under the Microscope with Dr. Stabler
Dr. Cherie Stabler is developing a "scaffold" that is moving the DRI closer toward its goal of building a mini organ.  Learn more about her research and find out why she's so excited about working at the DRI.
>> Read Q & A



Cure Insight

The all-digital diabetes publication Insulin Nation will include an ongoing feature, “Cure Insight,” that highlights the DRI's work.  Read the first two articles below and subscribe for free now to get future publications. 

>> A Sandwich Full of Air (Dr. Chris Fraker)
>> Inside the Hope Factory (Dr. Camillo Ricordi) 


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Living With Diabetes

Getting Started: Insulin Pump Therapy

DRI's Kellie Rodriguez offers her top tips for starting the pump.  Did you know that most problems stem from a lack of optimal training?  True!  Expand your pump prowess by taking a class at the DRI.
>> Read Kellie's article
>> See class list

Which insulin pump do you use?  

Join the PEP Squad
The PEP Squad can help whether your family is new to diabetes or you're just entering a different season of life with diabetes.  When a physical support group isn't feasible or available, you can get the support you need online.


>> Learn more  

A Holiday Recipe for You!
This irresistable duo has been creating, cooking and coaching others on how to make life easier in and out of the kitchen.  Now, Twice Baked Twins Judy and Joy are supporting the DRI, too!  Check out this healthy, holiday recipe and stay tuned for more on this growing partnership.
>> Get Going Green Casserole recipe

Twice Baked Twins are cooking up something good!

Get Involved
Send a Holiday Ecard
Send your season's greetings with a donation and a holiday ecard that brings joy and awareness for the need to end diabetes forever.   Honor those you love and the ones you want a cure for now!
>> See cards

Let it snow!

Get a Letter From Santa!
Even though it's his busy time of year, Santa Claus will send a personalized letter – complete with a North Pole stamp – to your child (no matter where in the world you live) for a minimum $15 donation.  
>> Donate now and get a letter
>> Read the news release

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End of Year Tax Benefit
The future of charitable deductions is uncertain. So if you are thinking about giving to accelerate progress toward a cure for diabetes, please consider making your gift to the DRI Foundation before year-end while you can still receive the maximum tax benefit. 


>> Explore your options
We Love Walgreens!
Just like you, Walgreens wants to help the DRI find a cure as quickly as possible.  They contribute dollars, host walkathons and are our partners to the end.  So, let's show 'em the love!  Shop Walgreens for the holidays and every day.
>> Read article
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