5 Decades of Groundbreaking Research


It isn’t any wonder that JDRF began right here in Philadelphia—a city founded on the ideals of liberty, freedom, ingenuity, and discovery. What began as a parent’s dream of a better life for her child has resulted in five decades of groundbreaking research that has vastly improved the lives of those living with type 1 diabetes. Our ultimate vision has always been to find a full biologic cure, and we won’t rest until we achieve that goal.


Look at how far we’ve come and take pride in knowing that every investment you have made in JDRF has led us to where we are today. We couldn’t have made it this far without you.


JDRF is the largest private funder of T1D research in the world and sets the global T1D research agenda. JDRF has funded over $2.5 billion in research since our founding, of which $2 billion has been in the past 15 years alone. Over the last decade, JDRF has played a role in virtually every transformative change in T1D care.



It all began with a dream. With your support, our shared dream of a world without T1D will continue to soar to new heights. JDRF has the vision, focus, and strategy to continue leading the way forward. We invite you to join us in supporting the next great research breakthroughs that will one day lead us to a cure.



Our hearts go out to Lee Ducat and the Ducat family as they morn the loss of their beloved Laurence “Larry” Ducat, who passed away on November 17th.