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Sean Kramer, CEO of the DRIF

A Message from DRIF CEO Sean Kramer During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic

March 24, 2020 – As DRI Foundation CEO Sean Kramer mentions in this video message, our work to find a biological cure for diabetes continues — in good times and in bad. We remain focused during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, and we thank you for your tireless support of our mission.

Coronavirus and diabetesDiabetes Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Emergencies

March 20, 2020 – Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, during times of stress and illness, blood sugars may change rapidly leading to extreme high or low blood sugars. Visits to the Emergency Care Center may be avoided if you are prepared for sick days and monitor your situation closely. In order to prevent this from happening, there are important steps you can take.

Coronavirus and diabetesProtecting Yourself and Your Loved Ones With Diabetes From Coronavirus/COVID-19

March 13, 2020 – The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the COVID-19 outbreak to be a public health emergency of international concern. At present there is no vaccine against it. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people with chronic medical conditions like diabetes are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness.

Sean Kramer has been appointed CEO of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation and will lead the effort to raise philanthropic funds for DRI scientists to discover a biological cure for diabetes.Diabetes Research Institute Foundation Appoints Sean Kramer as Chief Executive Officer

January 28, 2020 – With an outstanding track record of achieving results and providing innovative leadership in the nonprofit sector, Sean has an ambitious vision for the DRIF's future. As a person with diabetes, he is also passionately committed to our mission to cure diabetes.

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