Have you or someone you love been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D)?
You are not alone and JDRF can help.
Kid-friendly resources for family and friends.
Help with managing everyday life at home and work.
Advice on topics like driving, dieting, drinking and college.
Social Hub is an interactive directory of diabetes-related events and groups.
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF is to improve the lives of every person affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners who share this goal.
T1D is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. While its causes are not yet entirely understood, scientists believe that both genetic factors and environmental triggers are involved. T1D strikes suddenly at any age and is not outgrown. Until a cure is found, people with T1D have to test their blood sugar and give themselves insulin injections multiple times a day. And even with that intensive care, insulin is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent its potential complications, which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and amputation. As many as 3 million Americans have T1D.
Consistent with this goal we focus on both short and long term opportunities. Broadly, these are science leading to better treatments, and science leading to a cure.
Our Community Partners play a key role in research and outreach within JDRF’s mission to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications through the support of research. In addition, these partnerships also provide our community partners, their employees, vendors, and consumers the opportunity to get involved and make a difference in the lives of those living with type 1 diabetes and their families.
If you would like to explore a mutually beneficial partnership with JDRF, please contact Colleen Saca at firstname.lastname@example.org.