Have you or someone you love been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D)?
You are not alone and JDRF can help.
Kid-friendly resources for family and friends.
Help with managing everyday life at home and work.
Advice on topics like driving, dieting, drinking and college.
The Oregon/SW Washington Chapter of JDRF was founded in 1995 and serves the entire state of Oregon and all of SW Washington. In addition to our annual fundraisers, we have several outreach programs available including our Bag of Hope Program for newly diagnosed T1D’s, Parent Mentor Program, Type 1 Supper Club for Young professional Adults with T1D, and Parent Coffee Groups.
Since our founding in 1995, JDRF has funded over $2.9 million to research being done in Oregon.
T1D is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. While its causes are not yet entirely understood, scientists believe that both genetic factors and environmental triggers are involved. T1D strikes suddenly at any age and is not outgrown. Until a cure is found, people with T1D have to test their blood sugar and give themselves insulin injections multiple times a day. And even with that intensive care, insulin is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent its potential complications, which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and amputation. As many as 3 million Americans have T1D.
Consistent with this goal we focus on both short and long term opportunities. Broadly, these are science leading to better treatments, and science leading to a cure.
Our chapter leadership consists of a volunteer board of directors made up of leaders in the community. We could not do what we do without these dedicated volunteers.
JDRF Oregon/SW Washington Chapter
7000 SW Hampton St., Ste. 101
Portland, OR 97223
Phone: 503 643 1995
Fax: 503 598 9087