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Our strategy

At JDRF we are committed to eradicating type 1 diabetes. JDRF research has led to new developments in diabetes technology and treatment and is laying the foundations for a cure. We support everyone living with type 1 diabetes, by working with policy makers to increase availability of treatments and by providing information and resources to help people manage their condition.

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Our mission

JDRF’s vision is a world without type 1 diabetes. To achieve our mission of eradicating type 1 diabetes and its effects for people in the UK we:

Through our international JDRF network, our funding of UK researchers, our advocacy work with the NHS and the support we provide to people with type 1, we know that we can push new boundaries and generate unprecedented progress in the next few years to prevent, treat and ultimately find cures for type 1 diabetes.

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International and National Research

We are proud of our international affiliation with JDRF in the US, Canada, Australia, Israel and the Netherlands and our integrated global research strategy that delivers on our mission. JDRF’s organisational focus is, and will continue to be, funding the best type 1 research in the world while catalysing research partnerships to grow investment and delivery in UK type 1 diabetes research.

Access to Technology and Treatment

Our second goal focuses on accelerating access to type 1 technologies and treatments, not just for the near future but also preparing the landscape for the new generation of personalised medicines, currently in research, that are on the treatment horizon.

Research institutions are increasingly looking to charities like JDRF to support them in involving people who live with conditions such as type 1 to help define and shape research priorities. The rise of technologies and emerging medicines in the treatment of type 1 means that the NHS will be reviewing how new treatments are used and funded to support better health outcomes and wellbeing for people with type 1.

Supporting People with Type 1 Diabetes

Our third goal focuses on our commitment to support people with type 1 at every age and stage of life. We do this by providing trusted information and through a wide range of community events.

We are proud of our role in helping build a supportive community of people with type 1. We work in partnership with the NHS and many charity service providers; we recognise their skill and value and never replicate or deliver services where others are best placed to do so.

Deepening Our Impact

Finally, our strategy focuses on how we at JDRF can further excel in our operational practices, growing income, our skills and impact as the type 1 diabetes charity in the UK.

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