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A year of unprecedented change
Raised for UK research projects
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We’re in the second year of our bold three-year strategy and have made significant progress towards our vision of a world without type 1 diabetes. With our incredible supporters, we’ve been able to advance major breakthroughs in research, transformed access to life-changing technology and expanded our reach to support more people.
It’s this commitment from our funders that’s enabled us to make these significant leaps in 2022. By helping us push the boundaries in our understanding of type 1, together we’re paving the way for future cures that are closer than ever before.
We’re committed to increasing funding for world-class international type 1 diabetes research, with UK research teams at the forefront.
In April 2022 we launched the £50 million Type 1 Diabetes Grand Challenge, a ground-breaking partnership between JDRF, the Steve Morgan Foundation (SMF) and Diabetes UK which will accelerate research to find cures for type 1 over the next five years. This partnership brings together research team across the UK and will transform the lives of people with type 1 and lead the race towards cures. We are grateful to our long-term major donors, Steve and Sally Morgan, for the £50 million investment, the largest ever single philanthropic gift in the UK for type 1 diabetes research.
We also funded several exciting research projects:
We’re influencing greater access to type 1 technology and treatments on the NHS. We’re also empowering people with type 1 to become involved in research and regulatory approval.
We’re a trusted source of information and provided expert, specialist information and advice through our website and toolkits.
“We didn’t realise how life-changing type 1 is, but we had to quickly accept it. Caden was given Rufus the bear from JDRF in hospital when he was starting to feel a bit better. He really bonded with Rufus, and they became best friends instantly.”
Thanks to our supporters, we made extraordinary progress in 2022 towards our three goals. We’re now in an exciting time of scientific advances that we couldn’t have imagined ten years ago – and the pace of change means we could be on the edge of the next big breakthrough.
Families supported with newly-diagnosed resources
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Learn more about our campaigns successes, research breakthroughs and the real results that have created positive impacts for people living with type 1.
Your donations make a real difference to the lives of everyone living with type 1 diabetes and the people who care for them.
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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