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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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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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A profile photo of type 1 diabetes prevention researcher, Professor Claire Meek.
Prevention research
13 February 2024

JDRF and Helmsley Trust funding leads global research push to prevent type 1 diabetes

JDRF and the Helmsley Charitable Trust have announced over £1.5 million in joint funding for five international researchers – including one UK-based researcher – to access unique data sources and unravel how type 1 diabetes develops, with the goal of preventing the condition.

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Advocacy
1 February 2024

Our letter to the producers of Would I Lie to You?

We wrote to the producers of the hit BBC show after they broadcast jokes about type 1 diabetes.


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Cycle rides

Cycle Italy Coast to Coast

Join us for this brand new, JDRF-only cycling challenge across Italy.

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Swims, Runs, Cycle rides

Tri for Type 1 2024

Join Tri for Type 1, our virtual triathlon challenge and run, cycle and swim YOUR way, while raising money to fund JDRF’s life-changing type 1 research.

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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

400+

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

46,000

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

21

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

How you can help

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Give

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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Fundraise

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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Shop

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

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Volunteer

Build your skills, meet new people and have fun, all while making a real difference.