JDRF is the leader in research leading to a cure for type 1 diabetes in the world. It sets the global agenda for diabetes research and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of diabetes science worldwide.
The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly and can be fatal. Until a cure is found people with type 1 diabetes have to test their blood sugar and give themselves insulin injections multiple times or use a pump - each day every day of their lives. And even with that intensive care insulin is not a cure for diabetes nor does it prevent its eventual and devastating complications which may include kidney failure blindness heart disease stroke and amputation.