Welcome to Countdown! For all of us connected to type 1 diabetes—adults and children and their families, physicians, researchers, everyone at JDRF—we are living in exciting times! In the past eight years that I have been at JDRF, I have seen significant advances in type 1 diabetes discovery research and its clinical translation, and [...]
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.
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 [...]