there's been a kind of answer. it would take a LOT of money to re-brand the JDRF to make the name include those who were diagnosed later in life. In my mind, I'd rather they spend that money on research and helping people than re-branding themselves. it might just be cuz i was diagnosed when i was 6, but i don't really have a problem with the name or the fact they use kids with D to get research money.
in my experience most of the non-d community is oblivious to the JDRF except for when they fundraise or during diabetes awareness month. when most people ask me about d (if they aren't friends or family), they don't ask if i have juvenile or adult-onset..they ask if i have the kind where i need to take needles everyday for the rest of my life, or the kind where i don't but i have to eat healthy. but then there are always those people who think they know more than me about diabetes and TELL me what kind of diabetes i have, but they generally don't know about the JDRF either..or very little about it.