We have a limited number of diabetes charities in the UK, JDRF is the only charity to concentrate solely on Type 1 Diabetes. JDRF are large in the US and have several bases in the UK, one is in Aberdeen, Scotland. They are a very approachable team, and have some of the best patient advocates volunteering for them.
What JDRF say they are about:
There are currently 400,000 people in the UK with type 1 diabetes, over 29,000 of them are children.
We are committed to eradicating type 1 diabetes and its effects for everyone in the UK with type 1, and at risk of developing it. To work towards a day when there is no more type 1 we:
- fund world-class research approved and administered by our international research programme to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes
- make sure research moves forward and treatments are delivered as fast as possible
- give support and a voice to people with type 1 and their families
To donate to JDRF or for more information please visit jdrf.org.uk