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Overview of research programme

At JDRF we use the money you raise to help fund the best type 1 diabetes research in the world.  

How do we decide which research is best? Together with research scientists and people affected by type 1 diabetes we have developed a research strategy. Our strategy helps us to focus on the aspects of type 1 research that we think will make the biggest possible difference to people with type 1, now and in the future. 

This section will give you an overview of this research strategy, and how it supports our goal of developing new ways to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes.

  • Cure

    Cure research is all about looking for a way to reverse type 1 diabetes.
  • Treat

    Treatment research is about making sure the lives of people with type 1 diabetes are healthy and hassle free
  • Prevent

    Prevention research looks to the future. This research is focused on working out who is at risk of developing at type 1 diabetes and finding a way to treat them so that they never actually get type 1 at all.
  • How do we decide which grants to fund?

    We receive lots applications for grants so how do we decide which ones are best?


  • Make a donation

    Donate to JDRF – the type 1 diabetes charity – and help fund crucial type 1 diabetes research. There are plenty of ways to give.