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The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (San Antonio, TX)
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is an international nonprofit organization that was founded in 1970 by volunteer parents of children with type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is a disease which strikes children suddenly and requires multiple injections of insulin daily or a continuous infusion of insulin through a pump. Insulin, however, is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent its eventual and devastating complications which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and amputation. Today there are more than 3 million Americans suffering from type 1 diabetes, and each year 18,000 new cases are diagnosed. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is the leading charitable funder and advocate for research to find a cure for type 1 (juvenile) diabetes and its complications worldwide, directing more than $1.16 billion to date in diabetes research grants to leading laboratories, universities, and medical centers.

San Antonio Chapter Website: http://sctx-jdrf.org/

JDRF Website: http://www.jdrf.org

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