The aim of the Juvenile Diabetes Cure Alliance is to see a Practical Cure for type 1 diabetes become widely available in the next 15 years.
The JDCA advocates for substantial resources to be directed toward Practical Cure research. The target of this advocacy includes major diabetes charitable organizations and T1D research centers throughout the United States. In addition, the JDCA works with and provides information to donors who want their contributions to support T1D cure research and ensure that their gifts are being used solely for that purpose. It is our belief that only through a major shift in resources and focus will there be a chance for a Practical Cure in the next 15 years.
Scientists have been pursuing an idealized, or biological, cure for T1D for over a century. The time is now to focus on a solutions that will allow people with T1D to live a normal life. A Practical Cure will revolutionize the quality of life for those living with type 1 diabetes. It would include any solution that frees a person with type 1 from the daily burden of the disease and the worry of complications.