For Your Attention: The Special Diabetes Program

The Special Diabetes Program (SDP) of the National Institutes of Health was established in 1997. The SDP is a key component of the federal government’s commitment to type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. There are two parts of the program: the Special Diabetes Program for Type 1 Diabetes and the Special Diabetes Program for Indians. In the […]

Special Diabetes Program Renewed by Congress!

Congress passed the Special Diabetes Program (SDP) in December 2010, committing $150 million per year to extend the program for an additional two years. The legislation marks the fifth time since 1997 that Congress has supported SDP, underscoring the government’s commitment to accelerating the search for a cure and the development of new treatments for […]

August Update

On August 3, JDRF, in collaboration with The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, announced the award of a $4.6 million grant to the laboratory of Camillo Ricordi, M.D., of the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami. The three-year grant will fund research in the area of beta cell encapsulation, a […]