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A better life for everyone living with type 1 diabetes.

Will you join us in our mission to discover better treatments, expand access, and work towards a future free from type 1 diabetes? Together, we can make an impact.

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Whether you’ve just been diagnosed or have been living with type 1 diabetes for some time, find all the information and support you need to manage your condition and connect with others.

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Emotional wellbeing
25 March 2024

Coping with Diabetes: a new emotional support tool for young people with type 1

JDRF and Digibete have teamed up to create Coping with Diabetes, a new interactive support tool to help children and young people with type 1 look after their mental health and wellbeing.

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Professor Richard Oram in the Research, Innovation, Learning and Development (RILD) building at the University of Exeter.
7 March 2024

New biochip launches that detects genetic risk of type 1 diabetes

A new test by Randox, developed with JDRF-funded researchers at the University of Exeter, is the first in the world to use genetics to quickly identify who is at high risk of developing type 1 diabetes.

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Cure research
21 February 2024

Primate with type 1 diabetes becomes insulin-independent after receiving gene-edited cells without immunosuppression

A transplant of stem cells grown into pancreatic islets has allowed a primate with type 1 to make its own insulin again.

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Complications research
13 February 2024

Diabetes and kidney research charities team up to tackle diabetic kidney disease

Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease in the UK, so we've joined forces with Diabetes UK, and Kidney Research UK to identify the research gaps and care needs in the field.

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Baxters Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running

Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running

Join Team JDRF and fundraise for type 1 diabetes research by taking part in the Loch Ness Marathon Festival 2024.

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Cycle rides

Ford RideLondon-Essex 2024

Ford RideLondon-Essex 100 is a unique opportunity to ride 100 miles on traffic-free roads through the heart of London and Essex.

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JDRF staff and families at a JDRF Type 1 Diabetes Discovery event
Information event

Type 1 Diabetes Discovery Day and Technology Exhibition: Derry/Londonderry

The focus of this event is ‘type 1 technology’ covering aspects such as access, choice, and everyday living with type 1 technology.

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Walks & treks

One Walk 2024

One Walk is back for 2024! Join us for a celebration of the type 1 community and a fun day out for all.

Our impact


Over 400 active research studies are being funded by JDRF around the world.


Support resources given to people with type 1 and healthcare professionals in 2022.


JDRF-funded research is currently taking place in 21 countries.

How you can help

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Your donations make a real difference to the lives of everyone living with type 1 diabetes and the people who care for them.

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By joining one of our fundraising events or planning your own, you’ll be helping fund type 1 research that’s making headway.

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Buy JDRF merchandise including T-shirts, cycling jerseys and pin badges and help support type 1 research.

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