To eliminate the threat of type 1 diabetes (T1D) for future generations, the JDRF Prevention Program teams up with allies in academia, industry and government to fund groundbreaking research, and then translates this knowledge into therapies that can stop T1D from developing.
People are being diagnosed with T1D at a growing rate. T1D is not preventable, and there is no cure—yet. At JDRF, we have developed significant knowledge about the causes of T1D. As we increase our understanding of these causes, we will also uncover ways to prevent them from occurring. Until we have found ways to prevent T1D, we must stop or slow its progression during its earliest stages.
Expand T1D screening
so people will know their risk before they develop symptoms
Delay the onset of T1D
so people are insulin-free for longer
Develop a vaccine
so no one needs to worry about T1D again
“I am married and have three wonderful children. It worries me that my children have a higher chance of developing type 1 diabetes than the general population. Knowing JDRF is developing treatments to delay the onset of T1D and prevent it gives me great peace of mind.”
39 years old, diagnosed at age 12
Many Paths, One Purpose
Our research into prevention technologies is just one potential pathway to finding a cure.Explore JDRF’s ambitious research portfolio. JDRF is working relentlessly to prevent, treat and cure T1D and its complications.
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