About Breakthrough T1D™

Breakthrough T1D is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our strength lies in our exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end T1D.

Join Breakthrough T1D and take a stand against type 1 diabetes (T1D). Our focused mission:

  • Fuel Research: We invest in breakthrough research to drive cures.
  • Advocate for Change: We champion T1D rights and better policies.
  • Empower and Support: We provide resources and community for those affected by T1D.

T1D demands relentless vigilance. It can strike anyone and requires lifelong insulin therapy, with the constant threat of serious complications. Breakthrough T1D works every day to change the reality of this condition for millions of people.

Breakthrough T1D Walk embodies our mission in action, offering a tangible way to contribute to change:

  • Drive Innovation: Your involvement accelerates research and moves us closer to cures.
  • Improve Lives: We work to enhance treatments and ensure access to necessary care.

Your action matters. Walk, fundraise, volunteer, or advocate with us.
Be part of Breakthrough T1D Walk. Together, we're stepping towards a future without T1D.

What is type 1 diabetes (T1D)?

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes both children and adults suddenly–there is nothing you can do to prevent it, and right now, there is no cure. In T1D, your pancreas stops producing insulin–a hormone the body needs to get energy from food. This means a process your body does naturally and automatically becomes something that requires your daily attention and manual intervention. If you have T1D, you must constantly monitor your blood sugar level, inject or infuse insulin through a pump, and carefully balance these insulin doses with your eating and activity throughout the day and night.

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