What do we need to overcome the hurdle?
While the research funding decisions of private pharma companies and the NIH are in the hands of the companies and the NIH, the T1D nonprofits are ultimately responsible to their donors.
Practical Cure research currently receives extremely little attention from the major diabetes non- profits; only three cents of every cure research dollar are applied to Practical Cure research.
If donors used their collective voice to demand a Practical Cure, a huge pool of money could be mobilized towards this outcome.
People who donate to T1D nonprofits want a Practical Cure more than any other outcome. Their unified voice is the key to advancing T1D Practical Cure research.