JDRF, formerly called the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Type 1 diabetes, sometimes called Juvenile Diabetes. Type 1 is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. type 1 diabetes usually strikes in childhood, adolescence, or young adulthood, and lasts a lifetime. Just to survive, people with type 1 diabetes must take multiple injections of insulin daily or continually infuse insulin through a pump.
Taking insulin does not cure any type of diabetes, nor does it prevent the possibility of the disease’s devastating effects: kidney failure, blindness, nerve damage, amputation, heart attack, stroke, and pregnancy complications.
As many as three million Americans alone suffer from the effects of type 1 diabetes.
As the leader of the type 1 diabetes community, JDRF unifies global efforts to cure, treat, and prevent type 1 diabetes. JDRF is committed, as we always have been, to delivering a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications through the support of research. We are also focused on developing better treatments that transform the way people with type 1 diabetes treat the disease today in order to help them live healthier lives now and in the future. Finally, JDRF focuses on prevention to keep future generations from getting type 1 diabetes.
Guided by our vision of cure, treat, and prevent, JDRF-funded research encompasses type 1 diabetes at every life-stage: stopping or slowing its progression in people who are newly diagnosed; reversing it in those who have lived with the disease for years; avoiding or reversing complications; and preventing the disease in people at risk and in future generations.
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