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Our research

One day, we will create a world without type 1 diabetes. Until that day, your support is vital for our world-class research, improving treatments until we find a cure.

We fund research that will cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes and its complications.

Our global programme funds more than 500 active research projects around the world and supports more than 70 clinical trials at any one time. Internationally, JDRF has invested more than £1.5 billion in research to date. Read our Impact Report 2019/20.

We focus on investing in research that will transform the lives of people with type 1 diabetes – improving treatments today until we find a cure.

This mission cannot be carried out in isolation, so we work with partner organisations to make sure we can change life with type 1 diabetes for the better as quickly as possible. But our most important partner is you – whether you help to fund the research, join a clinical trial or campaign for access to the new treatments that research delivers you are a vital member of our team.

Browse through summaries of JDRF-funded research projects in the UK or search for JDRF-funded projects globally.

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Discover how we're working to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes

Finding a cure

Our cure research will give people with type 1 diabetes the ability to make their own insulin again.

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Better treatments

Our treatment research focuses on finding new ways to keep people with type 1 diabetes as healthy as possible, until we find a cure.

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Preventing type 1 diabetes

Preventing type 1 diabetes would mean lifting the burden of this condition from future generations.

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Connect Immune Research

We are part of Connect Immune Research - a pioneering coalition which empowers scientists to bring us closer to immune research breakthroughs.

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Current research projects

We invest in research that will transform the lives of people with type 1 diabetes – improving treatments today until we find a cure.

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Information for researchers

We offer a range of grants, fellowships and career development awards to researchers working in type 1 diabetes and its complications.

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Read our Impact Report 2019/20

Find out about the great progress we have made with the help of our wonderful supporters to fund groundbreaking research, support communities and campaign for better treatments and technologies.

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Everything we do to drive type 1 diabetes research is made possible by your generosity

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