JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has been driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents and adults with this disease, which strikes suddenly, makes them insulin dependent for life and carries the constant threat of devastating complications. JDRF has provided more than $1.6 billion to T1D research worldwide. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered.