News & Events


 “We are grateful for the generous support of the Kramer family and the D.R.E.A.M. foundation that will help us continue to develop the DRI BioHub and build on our recent progress. Our singular mission is to discover a biological cure for type 1 diabetes and we are working to do so in the fastest, safest and most efficient way possible. This gift will help us move closer to achieving that goal for the millions of children and adults living with this disease. On behalf of all of us at the Diabetes Research Institute, thank you again for supporting our promising research.” Camillo Ricordi, M.D., Director, Diabetes Research Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

   "I would like to thank the D.R.E.A.M. foundation for supporting our research toward a cure for type 1 diabetes. We are very excited to be starting our phase II trial investigating Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG), an inexpensive generic drug, as a treatment for type 1 diabetes. We are honored to be a recipient of your efforts." Dr. Denise Faustman


Thursday, April 3  Whole Foods Market Community Support Day-SHOP FOR D.R.E.A.M.!!!

Shop at Whole Foods West Bloomfield on April 3, and they will donate 5% of the day's sales to D.R.E.A.M., including a beer tasting from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company from 5-7pm!

Saturday, April 5 1:00pm 

Join Tyler on October 12 at University of Michigan to hear him share his story about living with diabetes, and how he has learned to manage it. He will share his challenges and help you with tips on how to control your blood sugar. This program is targeted for 7-13 year olds and their families, but all ages are welcome to come and share their stories.

Call Jacinta Florek at 734-936-7366 to reserve your space!

August 13, 2013

Hays Med Brings in Champion Speaker for Kids with Diabetes



We attended the Children with Diabetes Friends for Life annual conference in Orlando in July, representing Sanofi-US. We talked to lots of families about the family support groups that we lead. Here we are with surprise guest, Crystal Bowersox! Crystal has T1D, and was an American Idol finalist. Tyler rode the elevator with her and they compared their diabetes tattoos!

Saturday, April 13 1:00pm Students for Diabetes Awareness Victors Run/5K Walk at Nichols Arboretum


Click here to shop at 31Gifts to support D.R.E.A.M. in this event.

Tyler Kramer selected as Detroit Pistons Come Together Game Changer!


Game Changers is the Detroit Pistons’ new program to recognize and reward citizens across Michigan who are making a positive impact in their communities.

2012 Spin for a Cure

2011 Concert for the Cure


2010 Battle of the Bands

The First Annual Battle of the Bands took place in Commerce Twp., MI in May 2010, with TV Personality Lila Lazarus as our host,  the Bugs Beddow Band featured, and Cody Sheldon of American Idol fame, along with 10 bands competing for top prize.


Euchre Fundraiser

ADA Cure-Care-Commitment Award

Tyler Kramer was awarded the 2009 American Diabetes Association Cure-Care-Commitment Award for all his fundraising efforts and role as the 2008 Youth Ambassador for the tour.


Click on the video below to hear Tyler's acceptance speech!

2009 Tour De Cure-Team Tyler-Highest Fundraising Team


2008 Tour de Cure-Tyler Kramer-Youth Ambassador

Tyler was the Youth Ambassodor for the 2008 Tour de Cure. Team Tyler had 56 riders and raised over $26,000-a record amount which still stands today!


American Diabetes Association Camp Midicha

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the leading provider of diabetes camps across the country. Tyler attended the ADA’s Camp Midicha residential program in the past, and in 2009, Tyler went on the Pennsylvania Pedal & Paddle trip, where he camped for 5 nights and enjoyed white water rafting, biking, & paintball. All the kids on the trip had Type 1 Diabetes and they had a great time sharing many great experiences and building friendships. 

Bowling Fundraiser



D.R.E.A.M. has been featured in numerous news articles and publications

Diabetes Mine-Amazing Diabetes Advocates

Tyler Kramer with some famous friends


With Bill Laimbeer of the Detroit Pistons       With Rick Mahorn of the Detroit Pistons                         With the Jonas Brothers

                                                                                                                                                                  Nick Jonas has Type 1 diabetes also

Read about D.R.E.A.M. in the Detroit Jewish News

Click on the video below to watch Tyler on Fox 2 TV Morning News with Anqunette "Q" Jamison


Read about D.R.E.A.M. in the University of Michigan’s MICHIGAN CARES Newspaper

Read about Tyler Kramer in the Observer and Eccentric Newspapers

Tyler Kramer awarded Michigan Week Youth Volunteer Leadership Award

Read about Tyler Kramer in the West Bloomfield Beacon

Read Tyler's story in the Oakland Press

Kohls Kids Who Care Reward Recipient