- United Kingdom
Type 1 diabetes is a chronic, life threatening condition that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks insulin producing cells in the pancreas.
At present, there is no definitive answer to what causes and how to cure type 1 diabetes. The only way for the cure for type 1 to be found is greater investment in medical research. In 2009 government funding bodies the Medical Research Council (MRC) and National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) committed £51million to research to tackle the growing problem of diabetes last year. Of this, only £6million was ‘applicable’ to type 1 diabetes.
In contrast, last year the US government spent $150 million, the Australian government committed $36million and the Canadian government $20 million on funding world class research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the leading charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research in the world, is currently campaigning for increased levels of government funding to be given for type 1 research.
Please sign our petition and show your support.
For further information please visit www.jdrf1campaign.org.uk
We undersigned call on the UK Government to increase the levels of funding available for type 1 diabetes research in the UK.
The Increase Funding for Type 1 Diabetes Research petition to Government was written by Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and is in the category Health at GoPetition.