Supporting diabetes charities is super important to raise awareness, increase access to medication and to fund research.
Here are some charities you can support through fundraising, volunteering and sharing on your social media.
Beyond type 1
Beyond type 1 is a fantastic charity cofounded by Nick Jonas. Their focus is on raising awareness and advocating for all people living with diabetes to have access to medical care.
Beyond Type 1 also offer scholarships specifically for young people living with T1D. The cost of living with T1D is extortionate, so this scheme covers the cost of their education.
You can support this charity by donating, following them on Instagram and sharing your story with them!
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
JDRF is a large charity supporting type 1 diabetes, their mission is to eventually find a cure for T1D!
They are run events to fundraise and to create a supportive community for young people living with T1D. JDRF also have a subscription where you get a magazine 3 times a year which gives you important updates!
Get involved by taking part in a fundraiser, volunteering, or apply to work with them!
Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation
Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation are a smaller charity but do some very important work for the diabetic community.
They fund research specifically into islet cell transplants which is looking extremely promising in becoming a future treatment and possible cure for type 1 diabetes.
They also fund research into managing diabetes during pregnancy, and they give young researchers career opportunities.
Support them by donating!
Diabetes UK is a large charity which supports all types of diabetes. They give people living with diabetes the opportunity to take part in studies to aid research.
The website is very educational and covers many areas within diabetes management, so it might be useful to get to know the Diabetes UK website!
Lots of celebrities support Diabetes UK, including Muhammad Ali, Alexandra Burke, Amelia Lily and Mel C!
You can get involved by donating online, taking part in fundraisers/research and campaigning for rights in diabetes care.
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