I might have no right to say anything because I grew up dealing with this..but personally, I couldn't care less about it being called the "Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation".
When I explain I have diabetes, I usually say "I have Type 1 diabetes, juvenile diabetes"(I rarely ever mention how old I was when I was diagnosed unless introducing myself as a diabetic like on here). For me, it's helped people realize(for the most part), that it wasn't something I brought on myself and I have to take shots..as oppose to what people know of diabetes which is "adult-onset" more often than not. Even though I am only in my early 20's..it helps a lot to be able to associate it with the "Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation".
When I just say "I have diabetes" or "I have type 1 diabetes" people think that I have adult-onset and I've done this to myself, I don't have to take shots and I can cure myself. People associate "Diabetes" with "Type 2" and "Juvenile Diabetes" with "Type 1".
And to be brutally honest..JDRF is for the kids and easing their "suffering". They are here to keep the younger generations from having to deal what we are dealing with now. We're adults..we are seen as being able to handle this because we're suppose to be responsible and whatnot. Kids aren't seen like that, they are seen as needing to be carefree and not being brought down by the fact they have to take shots and be careful about what they eat, etc. People are more sympathetic to kids who have to "suffer" with diabetes, then adults who are more prone to being able to deal with the crap life throws them. No one's going to donate if they drop the kid stuff, face the facts. You're an adult, you're meant to be able to deal with this and that's not appealing to people when they are trying to figure how who to donate money to.
I'd actually end up being offended if they changed the name. It's about the ONLY thing that makes people able to recognize the difference. And no offense, but I don't want to be associated with Type 2 diabetes in anyway..and without the "juvenile" in my "script" when I tell people I have diabetes..I usually am associated with Type 2 and end up spending WAY more time than I have or want to spend, having to explain the difference.
And don't expect the media to help educate people.