About - JDRF


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Informed   Involved    Caring

 Hope for the future. Help for today.

While JDRF continues its progress toward finding a cure for type 1 diabetes, our attention and focus also are on helping those affected by type 1 diabetes to live healthier, longer lives. 

The Metro Detroit & Southeast Michigan Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) was established in 1972 and serves Michigan’s eastern lower peninsula. JDRF offers a range of programs and services that support the physical, emotional, and social needs of those with diabetes (of all ages) and those who care for them to better manage the disease. 

Diabetes costs Michigan residents an additional $3.5 billion a year in lost productivity due to premature death, disability and illness. Our Chapter contributes millions annually to diabetes research.

We are dedicated to expanding public awareness and concern for diabetes and the signs of hope that medical research promises so we may live in an insulin-free world. With an active board of 30 members, we produce three annual events and offer resources and assistance to support all persons with insulin dependent diabetes.

Children, teens (and their parents) and adults with diabetes all will find information and services to help them – whether newly diagnosed or with established diabetes.

If you, or someone you love, have diabetes, JDRF offers a range of services – from patient education, to support groups, to peer-to-peer mentoring – and disease information to help better manage your diabetes.

Please join us in finding a cure and improving the lives of those affected by diabetes.

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