T1D Exchange Making Strides for Diabetics

The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation is supporting the T1D Exchange, a nonprofit organization founded on the belief that people affected by type 1 diabetes (t1d) need better solutions faster – better treatments and better care. T1D Exchange takes an innovative approach that puts the community of people touched by type 1 diabetes at the center of research that will meaningfully impact their lives. Their integrated model offers researchers access to aggregated clinical, biological, patient-reported data, all while fostering collaboration among patients, physicians, researchers and industry.

T1D Exchange’s mission to accelerate therapies and improve care for people with type 1 diabetes guides them to find solutions to improve type 1 diabetes outcomes in many ways. Our strong connection to the community helps inform how we invest our resources to advance innovation in better treatments, devices and solutions – targeted to what people living with T1D really need and want.

T1D Exchange has made improvements that support the growth and engagement of their online community platform Glu (, which offers education, peer-to-peer support and the opportunity for people touched by type 1 diabetes to participate in research activities. Glu is a core component of their patient-centered research initiative. Since receiving the Claire Friedlander Family Foundation grant, T1D Exchange has added approximately 7,000 new participants into this community, which today is at 20,000.  Their goal is to reach 25,000 by the end of 2018.

Financial support contributed by The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation has enabled T1D Exchange to develop new content strategies that have helped them reach and engage a broader population of people affected by type 1 diabetes and lead them back to Glu. When they join the community, it provides ongoing opportunities to engage them with educational and research activities. The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation is proud to support T1D’s mssion so they can further enhance the resources necessary to provide greater positive impact on outcomes in the T1D community. For more information visit

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