November is National Diabetes Month! During this month, and all year round, organizations and non-profits work to raise money for diabetes research. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 34 million Americans live with diabetes every day. Here are a handful of organizations that you can learn about and donate to during National Diabetes Month to help find a cure for this disease.
American Diabetes Association
This is a nonprofit charity, and right now they are running a #WeStandGreaterThan diabetes campaign. Visit their website to learn more about this campaign and what you can do to make a difference for those living with diabetes during COVID-19.
JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)
JDRF claims to be “leading the fight against type 1 diabetes (T1D).” They fund research, advocate for policies that benefit those living with T1D and provide support for families. Click here to learn more about this foundation.
Diabetes Research Institute (DRI)
At DRI, scientists are working to find a biological cure for those living with diabetes. According to their website, a cure for diabetes would be “the ability to restore natural insulin production and normalize blood sugar levels without imposing other risks.” Click here to learn how you can help DRI make a difference!
Children’s Diabetes Foundation
This foundation helps to fund the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes which provides patient support for all ages, diabetes research and public awareness, according to the website. Some of their programs include “Helping Hands” that helps families with the expenses that come with diabetes and “Helping Little Hands” that helps pregnant women with T1D. Click here to learn more about all their programs and how you can help support the cause.