Fact Sheet

The Foundation for Diabetes Research (FDR) was founded in July 1999 by families in Morris, Sussex, Essex, and Union counties. The mission of the organization is to fund research to find a cure for Type I diabetes. A committee comprised of members of our medical and scientific community and lay members review grants and give their opinions to fund certain grants to the Board of Directors. Our goal is to be “Angel Funders” that have the ability to grant smaller projects with merit so that these grants may have a chance of attracting recognition from organizations such as the National Institute of Health (NIH).

In the past two decades, because of the extraordinary people who raise funds on our behalf, we have been able to fund over $5 million in diabetes research.

Today, advances in research and individualized treatment strategies are helping people with diabetes to lead healthier lives. However, it is important to remember that diabetes remains a serious, chronic condition with significant short-term and long-term complications. Low-blood sugars are a constant concern. People with diabetes are at risk of developing chronic complications, including nerve and blood vessel damage, which can affect the eyes, kidneys, limbs, heart and stomach.

The Foundation for Diabetes Research is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. Our Federal Tax ID number is 22-3664100. To contribute to the efforts of the Foundation for Diabetes Research and the quest for a cure: a world without diabetes, please contact the Foundation by calling (973) 994-1972 or emailing us at diabetesnj@yahoo.com.