JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our strength lies in our exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end T1D.
Vision: A world without type 1 diabetes
Mission: Accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes both children and adults suddenly. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent it. At present, there is no cure.
In T1D, your pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone the body needs to get energy from food.
JDRF works every day to find a cure by funding research, advocating for government support of research and new therapies, ensuring new therapies come to market and connecting and engaging the T1D community. Founded by parents determined to find a cure for their children with T1D, JDRF expanded through grassroots fundraising and advocacy efforts to become a powerhouse in the scientific community with dozens of U.S. locations and six international affiliates. We’ve funded more than $2 billion in research to date and made significant progress in understanding and fighting the disease. We must keep up the pace of funding so progress doesn’t slow or stop entirely.We provide support to families newly diagnosed.
Miami Walk- We have a annual walk in Miami to raise funds for our cause.
Miami One Walk - Saturday, April 21, 2018 9:00am at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
Broward One Walk - Saturday, April 7, 2018 8:30am at Nova Southeastern University
Children's Congress- A view from a child's perspective.
Bag Of Hope
The Bag of Hope is a complimentary over-the-shoulder satchel filled with a variety of educational and reference materials. For children under the age of 12, the Bag of Hope also includes Rufus, the Bear with Diabetes ™, a plush bear designed to help children learn about insulin injections.
Please complete the form below to receive a Bag of Hope for a child, or yourself.
JDRF’s Bag of Hope program provides support and information for families who are facing type 1 diabetes (T1D) for the first time. The JDRF Bag of Hope is a complimentary bag filled with a variety of educational and reference materials. For children under the age of 12, the Bag of Hope also includes Rufus the Bear with Diabetes, a plush bear designed to help children learn about insulin injections.
These are provided through the Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Baptist Hospital and University Of Miami.
Our mentor program-Talk T1D is a program that provides one-on-one support to families and individuals living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Local volunteers are trained at our South Florida Chapter. These volunteers understand the daily challenges of living with T1D and are there to provide emotional support, and connect you with resources in our local area.
Presently supporting the DRI Bio Hub Research Project at the University of Miami. "This is developing a bioengineered "mini organ" that mimics the native pancreas. It contains real insulin-producing cells that sense blood sugar and release the precise amount of insulin needed- in real time."