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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation


Address

2550 Victoria Park Avenue, Suite 800
Ontario, M2J 5A9 Canada

Phone

6477892000

Fax

4164912111

800 Number

877CURE533

Email Address

general@jdrf.ca

Description

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to support and promote diabetes research. Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder that affects the body's ability to properly manufacture or utilize insulin, a hormone necessary for the body to transport food glucose into cells for energy. There are several types of diabetes including insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, IDDM (also known as juvenile diabetes); non-insulin dependent (type II, also known as adult-onset diabetes); and gestational diabetes. Established in 1974 and consisting of 14 chapters, JDF supports research advances in therapies to reduce the risk of diabetes-caused blindness, decrease the number of amputations due to diabetes, and control high blood pressure associated with diabetes; disease management practices that help maintain tight control of glucose levels to prevent or delay complications of diabetes; and practices that afford women with diabetes the opportunity for safe pregnancies and healthy children.

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