Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes both children and adults suddenly. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent it. And, at present, there is no cure. Learn from JDRF and Delta Tau Delta chapters about the ways you can raise critical funds to help JDRF fund research that will make living with T1D safer and healthier for everyone affected until we find a cure. It's only possible with your help! JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Its mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.