<h3><a title="Facts About JDRF" href="facts-about-jdrf/">Facts about JDRF ›</a></h3>
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is the largest charitable supporter of T1D research.
<h3><a title="Research Funding Facts" href="research-funding-facts/">Research Funding Facts ›</a></h3>
JDRF's research mission is to discover, develop and deliver advances that cure, better treat and prevent type 1 diabetes (T1D). As the global leader in the fight against T1D, JDRF's research programs are comprehensive — addressing the hopes and dreams of every person with T1D for the best quality of life and a cure for this disease.
<h3><a href="general-diabetes-facts">General Diabetes Facts ›</a></h3>
Diabetes is the name given to disorders in which the body has trouble regulating its blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels. There are two major types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which a person's body still produces insulin but is unable to use it effectively.
<h3><a href="type-1-diabetes-facts">Type 1 Diabetes Facts ›</a></h3>
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. It occurs when the body's immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, called beta cells. While its causes are not yet entirely understood, scientists believe that both genetic factors and environmental triggers are involved.
<h3><a title="JDRF and Diabetes Statistics" href="http://jdrf.org/about-jdrf/fact-sheets/jdrf-and-diabetes-statistics/">JDRF and Diabetes Statistics ›</a></h3>