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.

Broadening T1D R&D funding sources

Last year JDRF took a number of significant actions to broaden the resources available in the T1D research and development space – three of them are highlighted here. Each of these will help speed progress towards our research goals across our portfolio of research objectives to develop and deliver novel T1D therapies to patients. In […]

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 […]

Inhaled insulin shows value in artificial pancreas study

Last September, results from a JDRF-funded study were announced by Sansum Diabetes Research Institute and JDRF. This study addresses one of the key limitations of early artificial pancreas systems – the challenge of mealtime dosing of insulin. This is because insulin delivered through the skin by a pump or injections works much slower than insulin […]

Accelerating development progress of artificial pancreas systems

Last September, Medtronic announced FDA approval of its MiniMed 530G with Enlite system (sold outside the United States as the Veo since 2009). JDRF applauded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its commitment to ensuring patients in the United States can access insulin pumps that can temporarily stop insulin delivery once sensor glucose […]

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 […]