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Our Mission

Our Mission is to "Fund A Research Cure for Type1 diabetes"

Dr. Kashif Latif, Founder of the Sugar Run 5K


The first Sugar Run held in 2006 had 37 participants and raised $2,500. Now, 15 years later, the Sugar Run has evolved with the help of faithful supporters. Three years ago we added a new division, the Elite Run, which showcases a top echelon of runners from around the world and allows the elite athletes to compete with others in their category. We share JDRF's goal to eradicate Type One diabetes, therefore, the Sugar Run benefits JDRF's Fund a Cure where proceeds are used for diabetes research.

To date the Sugar Run 5K has donated over a quarter of a million dollars to JDRF's Mission.

Statistics of people living with Diabetes

Statistics About Diabetes

Overall numbers Prevalence: In 2018, 34.2 million Americans, or 10.5% of the population, had diabetes. Nearly 1.6 million Americans have type 1 diabetes, including about 187,000 children and adolescents

Undiagnosed: Of the 34.2 million adults with diabetes, 26.8 million were diagnosed, and 7.3 million were undiagnosed. Prevalence in seniors: The percentage of Americans age 65 and older remains high, at 26.8%, or 14.3 million seniors (diagnosed and undiagnosed). New cases: 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. Prediabetes: In 2015, 88 million Americans age 18 and older had prediabetes.

Diabetes in youth About 210,000 Americans under age 20 are estimated to have diagnosed diabetes, approximately 0.25% of that population. In 2014—2015, the annual incidence of diagnosed diabetes in youth was estimated at 18,200 with type 1 diabetes, 5,800 with type 2 diabetes. 

Diabetes was mentioned as a cause of death in a total of 270,702 certificates. Diabetes may be underreported as a cause of death. Studies have found that only about 35% to 40% of people with diabetes who died had diabetes listed anywhere on the death certificate and about 10% to 15% had it listed as the underlying cause of death. Cost of diabetes Updated March 22, 2018 $327 billion: Total cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States in 2017 $237 billion was for direct medical costs $90 billion was in reduced productivity