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

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