About us

We are JDRF. We won’t stop until we create a world without type 1 diabetes

There are currently 400,000 people in the UK with type 1 diabetes, over 29,000 of them are children.

We are committed to eradicating type 1 diabetes and its effects for everyone in the UK with type 1, and at risk of developing it.  To work towards a day when there is no more type 1 we:

Join a global movement to create a world without type 1

Here in the UK, we’re proud to be a part of a global network of independent and coordinated organisations working towards a shared vision of a world without type 1 diabetes.

To do this, our network works internationally to:

  • Fund and drive a world class research programme focused on curing, treating and preventing type 1 diabetes, with about £300 million currently committed to research
  • influence research funders and policy makers to accelerate the pace of research
  • ensure that research outcomes reach people with type 1 diabetes
Family at One Walk event

Help us create a world without type 1 diabetes

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