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About 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


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

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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 would mean lifting the burden of this condition from future generations.

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"My motivation is foremost to advance the quality and length of life for those with diabetes."

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

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