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
30 years of progress

30 years of progress

View our timeline to see how JDRF began and understand more about three decades of achievement in type 1 research

Our people and locations

Our people and locations

Meet our team, trustees and celebrity supporters, and find out more about JDRF locations around the world

Work with us

Work with us

Find out about jobs and careers at JDRF, understand more about our values and get practical information on applying for vacancies

Family at One Walk event

Help us create a world without type 1 diabetes

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