How Can You Help?

About 1.25 million (1 in 300) Americans have Type 1 Diabetes. There is currently no cure for diabetes and all those affected are dependent on insulin therapy for the rest their lives.

Our research primarily looks at how derangements in the immune system leads to the development of Type 1 Diabetes. We have made some ground-breaking, new discoveries giving new insight into the way that auto-immune diseases develop and progress. Clinical implications of these could possibly yield new therapies that could prevent the development of Type 1 Diabetes in at risk individuals and ameliorate its progression in the newly diagnosed.

Your tax-deductible donation to support our Type 1 Diabetes research will help the lives of Type 1 Diabetes patients worldwide.

Donate Blood

Another way to support our research is by donating blood.

If you are in the Baltimore area and either have Type 1 Diabetes or are a relative of someone with Type 1 Diabetes, you can support our research by donating a blood sample. These studies are approved by the Johns Hopkins University Institutional Review Board. For more information, please contact Adebola Giwa at

Thank you for your support!


Donate Online

To donate online, please go to our secure online giving form.


Donate By Mail

To support our research by mail, please make checks payable to The Johns Hopkins University and send to;

Type 1 Diabetes Research Fund
c/o Robert Kahl
Department of Pathology
Johns Hopkins Medicine
600 N. Wolfe Street, Carnegie 417
Baltimore, MD 21287-6417


Donate By Phone

If you have questions about other ways to make a charitable donation to support Type 1 Diabetes research, please contact our development office at (443) 287-4749 or


To ask about our research and speak directly to a researcher, please call our research lab at (410) 614-3021.