Prevention Research Efforts at JDRF

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Prevention Research
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A medical and pharmaceutical supply company headquartered in Gardena, California, DV Medical Supply provides top-quality service to clients throughout the health care sector. DV Medical Supply also maintains an active philanthropic presence, supporting organizations such as JDRF.

Formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, JDRF works to create a world where nobody has to struggle with type-1 diabetes (T1D). In addition to funding research to find effective cures and treatments for the disease, JDRF sponsors research into preventing the onset of T1D. Although T1D is not currently preventable, there may still be risk factors that individuals can avoid.

Thanks to research grants provided by JDRF, medical scientists have discovered a link between T1D onset and triggers such as viral infections and environmental conditions. Based on these associations, researchers have begun investigating potential vaccines for T1D. Another exciting avenue of inquiry involves microbes in the gut, which may play an important role in the onset of autoimmune disorders such as T1D.