JDRF is the largest charitable supporter of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. More than 3 million Americans suffer from T1D, a disease that strikes with deadly impact on innocent victims irrespective of their age or lifestyle. The goal of JDRF is to improve the life of every person affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing the disease.
Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.6 billion to T1D research. More than 80% of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education. JDRF’s research efforts and investments have yielded remarkable advances such as the groundbreaking promise of the experimental artificial pancreas that could drastically change the lives of all people affected by type 1 diabetes.
We're the stop at nothing type
JDRF exists for the millions of children, adults, and families affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D) every single day. Their determination to overcome this disease strengthens ours to end it by funding life-changing T1D research.
T1D is an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas loses the ability to produce insulin — a hormone essential to turning food into energy. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle. It requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on injected insulin.
Your participation in JDRF events ensures that JDRF can continue funding critical T1D research. With your support, this research will continue to bring us closer to a world without T1D.
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