JDRF Blog

What is a Clinical Trial?

If you’re living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), you’ve probably heard a lot about ‘clinical trials’ and the research JDRF is funding to find a cure for T1D. For those of you who are just learning about JDRF-funded research, we wanted to provide an easy reference ...


Clinical Trials – What are they and why do we need them?

Over the past 43 years JDRF has funded tremendous amounts of diabetes research. In fact, to date, JDRF has funded over $1.7 billion of research globally. This has traditionally been scientific research; basically really smart people in laboratories looking at cells through microscopes. They have made ...


Oh, what a year it's been

January is a time for reflection; a time to look back on the last year and celebrate the many significant milestones that have been achieved. For JDRF, it is also a time to look forward and start making ambitious plans that will continue to accelerate preventions, better treatments, and ultimately a ...


Brain Drain?

In the early 1990s, scientists and some really smart people flocked out of Canada to do research pretty much everywhere else in the world. Funding in Canada was drying up and fast. The economic realities of the time meant that the books had to be balanced on the back of health care and research, amongst ...


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