Dr. Ann Marie Schmidt
If you're in the woods, do you want to wander till you find your way out, or have a map leading you along the most direct route?
Unless you're trying to earn an Eagle Scout badge, you probably would prefer to have a map.
You could say that's the way it is with a cure for diabetes, too. A cure could possibly be found by scientists exploring various avenues to get there. But wouldn't it be better if someone were studying the terrain and mapping the best way out?
That's the role of JDRF in diabetes research. As the number one nongovernmental organization in the world funding diabetes research, JDRF has mapped the straightest route toward a cure.
JDRF is providing funding to researchers around the world who are working in all three of its goal areas. JDRF spent $108 million on this research in 2002 and expects to provide a similar amount this year. That's a lot of dollars!
Science is slow, tedious, expensive work—but it produces results. You are already benefiting from many discoveries. So are scientists, moving the research forward toward a cure as they use the knowledge and procedures already developed.