In the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community, we know the same treatment does not always work for everybody, and healthcare for a variety of diseases is still too often ‘one size fits all.’
JDRF directly supports research to study how and why T1D develops and advocates for multi-year federal research funding, and most recently, we’ve partnered with the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program to advance individualized prevention, treatment and care.
All of Us is expected to be the largest and most diverse longitudinal health research program ever developed. The program’s mission is to gather health information from more than a million Americans to accelerate precision medicine research and medical breakthroughs, and improve health.
Precision medicine is healthcare that is based on you as an individual—it accounts for factors like where you live, what you do and your family health history. Participants in All of Us will share their health data online which researchers will use to conduct thousands of health studies.
We are encouraging people with T1D and their family members to join All of Us so that T1D is fully represented in this initiative. The data gathered may even be used in critical T1D research that supports JDRF’s mission to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.
The All of Us Research Program is now open for enrollment and invites people ages 18 and older, regardless of health status, to participate in the study. Data collected will be broadly accessible to researchers of all kinds to support thousands of studies across a wide range of different health topics.
To learn more about and to join All of Us, visit www.JoinAllofUs.org.