We like to think of type 1 diabetes as a disease that has one all-encompassing cure, but because multiple genetic factors can contribute to disease susceptibility, it is likely to be more involved than just one simple fix. As researchers studying the disease, we have been limited to using a model with one genetic profile - the non-obese diabetic (NOD) mouse. This model doesn’t represent the genetic diversity of children and adults with type 1 diabetes. Development of a suite of mice that express human diabetes-relevant gene variants in various combinations will allow scientists to develop therapies for specific genetics. In this way, we will be better suited to find the necessary cures for different genetic profiles that make up the disease collectively called type 1 diabetes.