JDRF is the only organization of its kind devoted to finding a cure for adults and children living with type 1 diabetes.
We concentrate our support on advancing the most promising work of researchers, scientists, physicians, academic medical centers, and more across the globe.
Our dedication to finding a cure focuses not just on this long-term need, but also on improving everyone’s life today by working to reduce the life-threatening aspects of diabetes and providing emotional support and practical resources for the day-to-day issues surrounding the disease.
Not only has JDRF accelerated diabetes research, we are a leader in diabetes advocacy. JDRF’s advocacy campaign resulted in insurance coverage for continuous glucose monitors by the nation’s largest health plans and many regional ones. JDRF has also persuaded the Food and Drug Administration to make the artificial pancreas an agency priority.
Every day JDRF brings together people who have type 1 diabetes, or have a connection to someone with type 1, and offers them support, advocacy and hope. With our local chapters across the U.S. and the world and our new online community, you can connect with individuals who understand what it’s like to live with diabetes 24 hours a day, and join in the efforts to improve life and find a cure.
Since its founding in 1970 by parents of children with type 1 diabetes, the JDRF has awarded more than $1.4 billion to diabetes research, and funded more than 1,000 centers, grants in laboratories,hospitals, and industry, and fellowships in 22 countries.
No other organization today is as uniquely poised as the JDRF to accelerate and drive breakthroughs from the lab to the bedside of type 1 diabetes patients.
We stand together at a remarkable point in history where a better quality of life for all, and a cure, are within reach in our lifetime. We welcome you to join the JDRF and make a real difference in the lives of everyone living with diabetes.
The information above can be found on the official website of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (Bay Area Chapter). For more details about the organization and to find out how you can volunteer, please visit their website: http://www.jdrfbayarea.org