For every dollar donated to the General Fund in the month of November, DRC will match 100%, up to $50,000.

Learn More About Why We’re Doing This

Meet Noah

Did you know November is National Diabetes Month? Over one million Americans are living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the US today.

Noah is 10 and was diagnosed with T1D at 16 months old. Every day he carefully balances his blood sugar, pricking his finger 3-4 times. Recently, Noah asked his father, “How far do I need to walk for a cure?” His father didn’t know how to reply. Noah left and a few minutes later returned with a map of the US, showing his father how he planned to March Across America for a T1D cure. Noah starts his march on January 1, 2017.

In honor of Noah and National Diabetes Month, we’re launching “Double Your Dollars for Diabetes” campaign.

To participate, use the button to go to our General Fund page and make your donation of any amount – every dollar counts!

About The Diabetes Research Connection

We are a nonprofit raising funds for peer-reviewed research to improve the quality of life for children like Noah, and adults with T1D. Our vision is to support innovative scientific inquiry until T1D is eliminated. We connect donors with early-career researchers, enabling them to perform novel research designed to prevent and cure T1D and minimize its complications.

Since late 2014, we’ve funded seven research projects and raised more than $400,000 to eradicate the disease.

Your donation helps early-career scientists get their ideas off the ground and enables 100% of funds directed for T1D research to go directly to the researcher’s laboratory. Donations are critical for us to operate our innovative platform even though DRC’s operating costs are kept targeted to be less than 10% of gross revenue.

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Make Your Holiday Shopping Count This Year!

If you are shopping online this year, consider purchasing your gifts on Amazon through the AmazonSmile program and choose The Diabetes Research Connection as your charity.

To get started, visit and designate The Diabetes Research Connection as your charity. Then, each time you’re ready to purchase something on Amazon, visit and search for the product you’re looking to buy. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the DRC, at no cost to you. We appreciate your support!

Did You Know?

1.25 million Americans are currently living with T1D.

  • 5 million people in the U.S. are expected to have T1D by 2050.
  • 40,000 people are diagnosed with T1D each year in the U.S.
  •  1 in 17 with T1D dies from the disease.
  • The yearly cost to manage T1D in the U.S. alone totals $14.9 billion.
  • There were 246,000 deaths from diabetes in the U.S. in 2012.
  • 45 percent of those with T1D are diagnosed before the age of 10.
  • The 7th leading cause of death in the US is diabetes.