To find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF is to improve the lives of every person affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners who share this goal.
Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.6 billion to T1D research. More than 80 percent of JDRF's expenditures directly support research and research-related education. Past JDRF research efforts have helped to significantly improve the care of people with this disease, and have expanded the critical scientific understanding of T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered. For more information, please visit http://www.jdrf.org/.
1. Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes and as many as 3 million Americans have type 1 diabetes.
2. Diabetes is the single most costly chronic disease.
3. In the U.S., a new case of diabetes is diagnosed every 30 seconds; more than 1.9 million people are diagnosed each year.
4. Each year more than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults are diagnosed with diabetes in the U.S. That's 80 people per day.
5. Taking insulin via pump or injections is the only way to treat type 1 diabetes. It is not a cure.