Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
JDRF’s mission is to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications through the support of research. JDRF is the world’s largest charitable supporter of type 1 diabetes research.
JDRF was founded in 1970 in the US and 1982 in Australia by a group of determined volunteers.
Over 40 years ago a group of determined individuals got together and vowed to do whatever it took to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. Today, that passion continues with JDRF Australia representing the 122,300 people with type 1 diabetes as well as their families, friends and the thousands of passionate volunteers and supporters who share one single focus – to find a cure, fast.
JDRF is the world’s leading non-profit contributor to type 1 diabetes research, investing over $1.6 billion into diabetes research world-wide over the last four decades. In Australia, JDRF are currently funding more than 26 research projects, with a total investment of over $45 million.
This investment by JDRF has already significantly improved the lives of people with type 1 diabetes. JDRF funded research has led to the development of insulin pumps, new types of synthetic insulin and has reduced the impact of type 1 diabetes complications such as blindness, kidney disease and heart disease.
With your help we will continue to fund work-leading research. Every dollar raised will bring us closer to a cure.
Internationally, JDRF has been involved in every major type 1 diabetes breakthrough of the last four decades including:
- · Islet transplantation
- · Beta cell regeneration
- · Preventative vaccine development
- · Reduction of complications
JDRF-funded researchers have driven the advancement of day-to-day disease management tools and accelerated the pace of research through a focus on four research priorities – immune therapies, beta cell therapies, glucose control therapies and complications therapies.
For further information about JDRF and current type 1 diabetes research progress go to the JDRF website – www.jdrf.org.au