Improving Lives

At JDRF, we are driving research forward in two core areas: curing type 1 diabetes and improving the lives of the people burdened by this disease today.

As members of the T1D Community, we understand the struggles and stress that come with this disease. We know T1D must be shouldered every minute of every day. The challenges to living a healthy and long life are very real.

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Our Commitment, Our Promise

As we are part of the T1D Community, we understand the struggles and stress that come with this disease. We know it is something we shoulder every minute of every day. We also understand that the challenges T1D creates — to living a healthy and long life — are very real.
 
Because we understand, we fight every day to advance research and technology that can make every day better, safer, healthier and more productive.

Glucose Control Therapies

We know that technologies advanced by JDRF supporters are saving lives, every day. By monitoring glucose levels, providing accurate dosing, sending high and low alerts even in the middle of the night – these innovations are enabling so many to do what they want and to be who they want to be.

To continue driving impactful change, we are focusing Improving Lives research on Glucose Control Therapies, including Artificial Pancreas, to make daily life less burdensome and healthier.

Complication Therapies

Research has also shown us that more than 90% of people with T1D develop eye disease within 20 years of diagnosis and that 1 in 4 people with T1D develop kidney disease. But we know we can change this. That is why the second key part of our Improving Lives research is focused on Complication Therapies. We are fighting every day, to improve lives, every day.