To find a cure for Type 1 (juvenile) diabetes and its complications through the support of research.
About the Organization:
Founded in 1970 by parents of children with Type 1 diabetes, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) has awarded nearly $1.2 billion to support diabetes research worldwide — more than any other charity. JDRF is dedicated to finding a cure for the disease, which can strike in childhood, adolescence, or adulthood but lasts a lifetime and carries the threat of serious complications. JDRF's research review process includes leading research scientists from around the world and lay reviewers who either have Type 1 diabetes or have family members with the disease.
The organization funds and partners with the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries through the initiative to accelerate the discovery, development, and commercialization of therapeutics for Type 1 diabetes and its complications. JDRF also awards grants, which target five research areas: the of cells killed off by diabetes with functioning ones from a donor; ; stopping or reversing the that causes diabetes; ; and regenerating in individuals who have the disease.
The JDRF Web site contains resources and information for individuals with Type 1 diabetes, including the , , , and , covering topics such as traveling with , , and for those with the disease and their families. The site also provides an archive of , including the research and magazine; information on how to with JDRF; campaigns and resources; and information for , , and . In addition, the site contains polls as well as and of the JDRF Children's Congress.
JDRF receives funding from corporate partners, foundations, and individuals.