Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, Inc.

Rating: 4.93 stars   27 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 200 South Park Road Ste 100 Hollywood FL 33021 USA

Mission: The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (DRIF) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide the Diabetes Research Institute with the funding necessary to cure diabetes now.  Founded in 1971 by a small group of parents of children with diabetes who were committed to finding a cure for this devastating disease, the DRI Foundation has evolved into an international coalition of business leaders, celebrities, research scientists, clinicians, families and other concerned individuals who have helped change both the scope and direction of diabetes research. Supported by private philanthropy, the DRI Foundation is the organization of choice for those who are serious, passionate and committed to finding a cure for their loved ones and millions of others with diabetes. For more information, visit DiabetesResearch.org or call 1-800-321-3437.
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2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

The DRIF is at the forefront of research into finding the Cure for Type I Diabetes. The organization works with research groups all over the world. If you know anyone with Type 1 Diabetes you know how important it is to find a cure for this incideous disease as soon as possible. If you want a cure, then you need to support the DRIF.

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The happiness of parenthood is sharply defined by the health and welfare of our children. The parents of children with diabetes have the constant presence of a monkey on our shoulders, as our children’s moment to moment health can vary without an exact explanation as to why the change is happening. Parents of children newly diagnosed with Type I diabetes are caught in a whirlwind of fear, disbelief, and unanswerable questions. The members of the PEP Squad of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation have walked in their shoes, so we reach out to them to make this new road a little smoother to travel. We are there to give support, answer seemingly “silly” questions, and give them reassurance about their children’s futures. We hope that we can make them feel a little less alone at what is one of the most difficult times faced by parents – the diagnosis of Type I diabetes in a child!

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I've found a place wghere a parent of a child with Type I diabetes can be become involved and find support at the same time. It is a place that is dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes while getting people together.

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the wonderful people at all levels of the organization.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes while making families feel that they have a place to go to.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

find a cure for diabetes!!!!!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

After my 5 year old son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes I did not know where to turn. After researching I found the DRI in our own backyard and found hope for Matthew! Upon touring the DRI, I was so impressed with the medical advances and the dedication of Dr. Ricordi's team, we joined the DRI Foundation and have not looked back since. As the mother of a child with Type 1, I will not give up until there is a cure. After 6 years we still have complete faith that the DRI will find a cure in the near future.

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Their efforts as a CURE based research center collaborating with research centers world wide.

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