The mission of the Diabetes & Immune Disease National Research Institute  at the La Jolla Institute for  Immunology is to accelerate the path to find a safe prevention and cure for type 1 diabetes. DIDNRI strives to combine the in-house multidisciplinary expertise in immunology and development of immunotherapies with cutting edge approaches in beta cell regeneration and replacement and local clinical centers. Therefore, close ties with the Brehm Coalition, the Pediatric Diabetes Research Center (PDRC) of San Diego, and the Sanford Foundation have been established. These collaborations are united by their dedication to fighting type 1 diabetes and helping those who suffer from it, and ultimately, all who are touched by the disease.