TuDiabetes Live Interview with Dr. Jason Baker, founder of Marjorie’s Fund


Marjorie’s Fund envisions a world where all people with type 1 diabetes thrive, and the day when type 1 diabetes is cured.


The mission of Marjorie’s Fund: The Type 1 Diabetes Global Initiative, is to empower adolescents and adults living with type 1 diabetes in resource poor settings to not only survive their diagnosis, but to effectively control their diabetes and to thrive.

In keeping with our mission, the projects that Marjorie’s Fund supports will focus on three aims:

1) Resources: To assist adolescents and adults with type 1 diabetes residing in resource poor settings obtain access to sustainable sources of insulin, glucose testing supplies and a lifestyle conducive to tight control of diabetes.

2) Education: To promote education toward preventing health complications associated with poorly-controlled type 1 diabetes. Such education will be targeted to healthcare providers, patients, and patient’s family members and support structure.

3) Research: To support research of understudied populations aimed at improving the epidemiology of type 1 diabetes, and toward the prevention, treatment and cure of type 1 diabetes.

These aims of Marjorie’s Fund are designed to achieve specific outcomes for patients with type 1 diabetes.

Increased survival rates due to early and accurate diagnosis
Enhanced health from fewer or delayed onset of complications
Improved quality of life and life expectancy

Expanded, global epidemiological database with improved quality and completeness
Acceleration of advances in preventing and curing type 1 diabetes

Core Values

All people with type 1 diabetes have the right to the treatment resources necessary for them to thrive
Sustainable access to type 1 diabetes resources is essential
Education is vital to the treatment of type 1 diabetes
Research of understudied populations is critical to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes
Collaboration amongst type 1 diabetes advocates enriches patient care

Marjorie ultimately succumbed to her complications, but with the help of Marjorie’s Fund others need not.

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