Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International-Louisiana Chapter - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International-Louisiana Chapter

9457 Brookline Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70809 
225-932-9511

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JDRF is the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 (juvenile) diabetes research worldwide. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.

Type 1 diabetes is a disease which strikes children suddenly and requires multiple injections of insulin daily or a continuous infusion of insulin through a pump.  Insulin, however, is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent its devastating complications.    

Since its founding in 1970 by parents of children with type 1 diabetes, JDRF has awarded more than $1.16 billion to diabetes research, including more than $137 million in FY2007.  In FY2007, the Foundation funded 700 centers, grants and fellowships in 20 countries.

The Louisiana Chapter of JDRF is committed to the mission of finding the cure.  Our Chapter staff in Baton Rouge along with our branch boards in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Shreveport, as well as our volunteers and donors throughout Louisiana are working diligently to raise funds in support of the mission while providing outreach and support to families in Louisiana affected by diabetes.  The combined efforts of staff, volunteers, board members, and donors are designed to provide support and hope to our fellow citizens who depend upon JDRF for hope and for improvement in their lives.    

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