Founded in 1970 by a group of determined parents who vowed to find a cure for type 1 diabetes, JDRF now has thousands of volunteers and staff at a hundred locations around the world. Yet their mission remains the same: eliminating type1 diabetes in the way polio and chicken pox were eradicated. They aggressively pursue all promising avenues of research and make funding decisions based on vigorous scientific review.
JDRF has been associated with many major breakthroughs in type 1 diabetes research. While a cure still eludes them, millions have benefited from JDRF funded advances in islet transplantation, beta cell regeneration, and the treatment of complications.