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