Be part of the next type 1 breakthrough

Imagine a world without type 1 diabetes; no more tests, no more needles. We believe that day is coming. With your help we can make it happen sooner. By donating to our medical research to cure, treat and prevent type 1, you can change lives. There is a cure out there. Together, we will find it.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (295716)

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Medical ResearchMedical Research


  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities


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  • “Research is about people helping other people make it better.”

    — Olivia, 12, lives with type 1 diabetes

  • “I was so moved when Olivia wrote that her dream was for a cure for type 1. Our biggest hope is that more type 1 breakthroughs will happen and sooner.”

    — Claire, Olivia's mum

  • “I’ve experienced this huge progress in technology to help me manage type 1. But it hasn’t appeared out of nowhere. Investment in research is vital.”

    — Bruce, 26, lives with type 1 diabetes


“Type 1 is forever. It’s life-threatening. It’s every hour of every day. And there is no cure.” Simon’s son has type 1. This is life with type 1 diabetes, a life-changing autoimmune condition that can strike at any age. It means you can no longer produce the insulin you need to live. We’re determined to find a cure. But Covid-19 has hit our fundraising income. Without support now, vital medical research and years of progress are at risk, and new treatments and a cure will be further away.


We’re the only charity in the world dedicated entirely to preventing, treating and curing this life-changing condition. Our research delivers. It changes lives. With the help of our supporters, we made history this year with the world’s first artificial pancreas app, which mimics a human pancreas. We rely 100% on donations from people like you to fund our ground-breaking research. We get no government funding. Together we can find better treatments and the cure we all so desperately long for.