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2 July 2020

JDRF was founded in America in 1970 by parents determined to find a cure for theirchildren with type 1 diabetes.

JDRF UK was registered as a charity in 1986, and we’re proud to be a part of a global network working towards a shared vision of a world without type 1 diabetes. Other affiliates are in Australia, Canada, Israel and the Netherlands in our global collaboration to keep improving lives until we find the cure for type 1 diabetes.

To do this, our network works internationally to:

- Fund and drive a world class research programme focused on curing, treating and preventing type 1 diabetes, with about £300 million currently committed to research

- Influence research funders and policy makers to accelerate the pace of research

- Ensure that research outcomes reach people with type 1 diabetes

- What we do


Here at JDRF we are totally focused on type 1 diabetes and are run by people with type 1, for people with type 1 diabetes. It’s our aim to help develop new treatments to keep people with type 1 as healthy as possible until we find the cure. Ultimately, we want to prevent people from getting the condition at all. We also work hard to raise awareness of the condition amongst decision makers as well as the public. That means that we will be able to encourage more investment into type 1 diabetes research. It will also help ensure that when those new treatments become available, more people will be able to access them.

We know that life with type 1 has its ups and downs, we produce a variety of information and educational materials for children and adults with the condition, their families, healthcare professionals, and schools including our mascot Rufus, the teddy bear with injection sites. Rufus helps children learn how to do their injections when they are first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. We also have other free resources including our Kidsac, Adult Toolkit, School Pack, University Toolkit, Pregnancy Toolkit and much more.


Order your free resources and keep up to date with the latest type 1 diabetes research, news and events from JDRF by visiting You can contact your local JDRF team by emailing or calling Miranda, JDRF Regional Fundraiser for Wales, on 07908 155605.

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