A serious, chronic disease – and global burden

The CDC reports that 30.3 million Americans – 9.4 percent of the U.S. population – have diabetes. Worldwide, 422 million adults are living with the disease, according to the World Health Organization.

The human toll is staggering: people with diabetes are often encounter premature death, vision loss, heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and amputation of toes, feet or legs.

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With your help, it’s possible to curb one of the most common chronic diseases affecting people worldwide.

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Engineering a future without diabetes

Vitality, independence and fitness help us live life fully – at any age. JAX scientists are working to extend healthy life spans by manipulating genes that may block diabetes from developing at all.

Multiple genetic flaws may lead to diabetes, and JAX researchers are unlocking their mysteries to develop more targeted, personalized treatments for diabetes.


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The Helix Fund fuels our scientific research and education. Learn more about the Helix Fund Signature Societies, named after distinguished JAX scientists, and the Catalyst Circle, JAX’s monthly giving society.
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You can make a lasting gift through your will or give appreciated stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate or other tax beneficial assets. Learn more or contact Laura Eldridge, Director of Major and Planned Gifts.


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You can give our scientists needed resources, including endowed chairs, postdoctoral fellowships, and educational opportunities. Learn more


Learn about Diabetes Research at JAX

Our scientists are zeroing in on the genetic signature of diabetes risk.  Learn more

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Contact Peter Lamothe to learn more about opportunities for you to join with JAX to discover treatments and cures.