Creating a world without type 1 diabetes

We’re the plan to change the future type. JDRF research focuses on key therapies that hold significant promise in turning Type One into Type None, including: artificial pancreas, encapsulation, smart insulin, restoration, and prevention.

New JDRF-funded study will evaluate potential benefits of metformin for type 1 diabetes

A new JDRF-funded study will evaluate whether metformin—a drug commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes (T2D)—combined with standard insulin therapy could safely improve blood-glucose control in overweight children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D). For more than 50 years, metformin has proven safe and effective in helping to control blood-glucose levels in people […]

The Artificial Pancreas Does Its Homework

JDRF-funded researchers across the globe are currently testing artificial pancreas systems. Some clinical trials are inpatient, in which participants stay overnight or for a few days in a hospital or research clinic, while others take place in an outpatient setting. In both cases, a medical team carefully monitors the daily life of each trial volunteer […]

Meet the Researcher

Stephen D. Miller, Ph.D., is the Judy Gugenheim Research Professor of Microbiology–Immunology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Miller has spent 32 years as a faculty member at Northwestern, where his research focuses on understanding the mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis and immunoregulation of autoimmune diseases, allergic disease, and rejection of tissue and organ […]

JDRF @ ADA 73rd Scientific Sessions: Monday Summary

Welcome to our final daily summary of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research highlights from the ADA’s 73rd Scientific Sessions! Each night, we have been posting summaries of notable sessions and presentations. Below are two relevant sessions from Monday, June 24: From Mice to Men and Back in Diabetic Kidney Disease Diabetic kidney disease remains one of […]

Top Research Highlights

Every day, JDRF leverages the expertise and innovation of distinguished researchers from across the globe to support research for life-changing treatments and ultimately a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D). Our aim is to progressively reduce the burden of the disease on people’s lives until we can achieve a world without T1D. Please enjoy reading […]

JDRF @ ADA 73rd Scientific Sessions: Sunday Summary

Welcome to our daily summary of  type 1 diabetes (T1D) research highlights from the ADA’s 73rd Scientific Sessions! Each night, we will be posting summaries of notable sessions and presentations.  Below are two relevant sessions from Sunday, June 23: Novel Disease Markers in Type 1 Diabetes For the past several years, JDRF has placed an increasing priority […]