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 mission aims to serve everybody with T1D—at all ages and stages of the disease. Please enjoy reading about some of the most recent advances […]

Scientists Identify Key Differences in the Microbiome of People with Type 1 Diabetes

People with type 1 diabetes may have a different makeup of gut flora—the microbes that live in the human digestive tract—compared to that found in people without the disease. By studying the collection of genes within this microbiome and assessing their functions, researchers hope to understand if, and how, an altered microbiome contributes to autoimmunity and the onset of type 1 diabetes.

Preventing Type 1 Diabetes: The leadership role of JDRF

By Richard Insel, M.D. As JDRF remains steadfast in its mission of curing type 1 diabetes, we are also committed to both improving treatments for individuals with the disease and preventing the disorder itself. Our treatment priorities include developing new drugs and devices that significantly improve glucose control, reduce the daily burden of living with […]

New NIH Prevention Trial Targets Very High-Risk Relatives

To better understand the development of type 1 diabetes and to evaluate preventive interventions, researchers have initiated clinical studies in the relatives of individuals affected by the disease. A new clinical trial through TrialNet, a multi-center consortium sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, will be testing a drug’s efficacy in stopping the progression of […]