Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
19 Angel Gate
London EC1V 2PT
Type 1 (juvenile) diabetes strikes children suddenly and requires multiple daily injections of insulin and finger prick blood glucose tests. Insulin, however, is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent its eventual and devastating complications which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and amputation.
Our history Type 1 diabetes in children, especially in the under fives, has been rising at an alarming rate. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the only organisation in the world whose primary aim is to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications. It was founded in 1970 in the USA by a small group of parents of children with diabetes who recognised that insulin injections are not a cure for this life threatening and lifelong condition.
JDRF, affiliated to JDRF International, was founded in the UK in 1986. Research funding decisions are made by international scientific peer review and a lay review committees. JDRF in the UK is an independent charity with its own Board of Directors and registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales.
At a global level, JDRF volunteers and staff have been responsible for raising over £600 million for diabetes research since the Foundation's inception in 1970.