Exhibitor Focus: JDRF
Leading type 1 diabetes charity and DPC2018 exhibitor JDRF shares its vision and goals for finding a cure for the condition, and how you can support its vital work
What does your company do?
JDRF is the leading charity dedicated to funding research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and improving the lives of 400,000 people in the UK who live with this chronic, life-threatening condition. Support us by visiting jdrf.org.uk.
Why is your company working in diabetes care?
JDRF is the UK chapter of JDRFI, an international organisation that was set up by parents of children living with type 1 diabetes, who were determined to fund research to end the challenges of living with the condition. Our ethos remains the same to this day.
How is your company improving diabetes care?
We work internationally to:
- Fund and drive a world class research programme focused on curing, treating and preventing type 1 diabetes, with about £300 million currently committed to research
- Influence research funders and policy makers to accelerate the pace of research
- Ensure that research outcomes reach people with type 1 diabetes
What products/services/innovations have you got in the pipeline?
We are continuously developing and updating our resources. Please do come and see us at the event to see what new and exciting projects we have been working on.
What are you hoping to achieve through your support of DPC2018 and presence at the show?
To spread awareness of how we can support healthcare professionals working with those living with type 1 diabetes.