About Us


TypeOneNation.org is a vibrant social network created especially for and by people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and their loved ones. It was launched by JDRF on World Diabetes Day, November 14, 2008, and is funded in part by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk through its Changing Diabetes® leadership initiative.

TypeOneNation.org is open to anyone over the age of 13.



JDRF is the leading global organization focused on T1D research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, policy influence, and strategic plan to end T1D.

As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF is currently sponsoring $530 million in scientific research in 17 countries. In 2012 alone, JDRF provided more than $110 million to T1D research.