JDRF International

A nonprofit organization

JDRF is accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat type one diabetes (T1D) and its complications.


"JDRF has supported me in many ways in various aspects throughout my life. It's not just about raising funds and advancing science, it's about supporting families. It's about advocacy and getting CGM [continuous glucose monitoring] approved for the Medicare population. And it's about this amazing network of individuals, who are brought together for a joint cause they are passionate about."

Jennifer Sherr, M.D., Ph.D., Yale School of Medicine, JDRF-funded Researcher


JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF's goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people's lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D.

Background Statement

• Because of donors like you, we are ready to take on the future of type 1 diabetes (T1D). Here are some of the things you make possible:

* Cures. Yes, that's plural. JDRF is funding many different avenues to a world without T1D. From immunotherapy to beta cell therapies, thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we have momentum and we are not letting up even for a minute on our pursuit of cures for T1D.

* Advocacy. The Special Diabetes Program (SDP) is set to expire September 2019 and we are doing everything we can to ensure that it is renewed so the research it makes possible can continue.

* Community. The first few years of T1D are incredibly difficult and it's often the time when families meet the JDRF community. From that day on, we want to support those living with T1D at every stage of their lives. We will continue to connect and provide the best possible support for every person with T1D.

* These are just a few of the many, many things your support makes possible! We are so thankful for you!

• JDRF just published an update on the incredible advances that have come out in 2019 - you'll see a lot of cross over into immunotherapy (which has wide-ranging effects on other autoimmune diseases), and cancer research as well.


Organization Data


Organization name

JDRF International

other names

JDRF, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International

Year Established



Medical Research

Organization Size

Large Organization


3001 Metro Drive Suite 100
Bloomington, MN 55425

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US






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