Investing In A Cure

What We Support

Prevention of Type 1 Diabetes

The Children With Diabetes Research Foundation supports clinical efforts which seek to identify those at risk for developing type I diabetes.

We support efforts to intervene with an emphasis on early intervention strategies.

What We Do Not Support

We do not fund Type II research, prevention of complications studies, or studies which rely on embryonic, fetal or cloning research as we feel adequate funding is already allocated in those areas.

Cure for Type 1 Diabetes

The Children With Diabetes Research Foundation funds research to cure diabetes in those currently suffering through normalization of blood glucose levels with emphasis on clinical biomechanical (the goal is a closed loop system) and bioartificial studies (the goal is to provide cells which can provide insulin in response to glucose in a physiologically relevant manner). Examples include:

  • improved blood glucose monitoring if it is continuous, alarmable, and accurate
  • promising islet cell replacement strategies

18,980 Finger Pokes…

Did you know… if a child is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 5, by the time they are 18, they will have endured at least 18,980 finger pokes?

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