Preliminary research released today revealed findings on common genetic and environmental risk factors between two autoimmune diseases, type 1 diabetes (T1D) and multiple sclerosis (MS). Even though MS and T1D have very few clinical similarities, they co-occur more often than one would expect  by chance. This suggests that they share risk factors. Known common environmental […]

Becoming the ‘Hungry, Hungry Hypos’
Published on August 14, 2016

As the exhausted family settled back at home after a chaotic five days in hospital, Sharon noticed her daughter, Tarah, growing quiet and withdrawn.  “Mum, I don’t know what a hypo feels like,” Tarah said. They all waited, and low and behold a day later, Tarah had her first hypo. The doctors had given the […]

Published on August 12, 2016

JDRF originated in Australia in 1982 as a volunteer-led organisation, and the passion and dedication of those who provide time, resources, and experience is still key to our growth and continued progress today. Volunteers are our heritage and heart of JDRF, and will remain a vital part of our journey towards a world without type 1 diabetes. […]

An day in the life of Artie, the artificial pancreas
Published on August 9, 2016

Jeramie has just completed a JDRF-funded artificial pancreas (AP) trial over 12 weeks at the University of Virginia, one of the very first to be completed in an out-of-hospital setting. He’s also a JDRF staff member from the USA’s Kentucky & Southern Indiana Chapter. Jeramie blogged on his experience with the AP he nicknamed ‘Artie’ during the […]

No longer hiding from type one
Published on August 5, 2016

For three decades, Deb tried her best to avoid type 1 diabetes. But that all changed two years ago, while running with a friend who also had type 1 diabetes (T1D). He mentioned his insulin pump and how much it had improved his life. Not having much of an idea of how insulin pump therapy worked, […]

Café of Love
Published on July 28, 2016

Some teenagers don’t like to eat breakfast. Fifteen years ago in one Victorian family, the father of a teenage girl with type 1 diabetes decided to eat breakfast with his daughter every day. Together with his wife, the father needed to see their daughter eat to be confident that her blood glucose level was safe […]

Life, but not as you know it
Published on July 26, 2016

Jackie, from the Sunshine Coast, is a mum of two, including daughter Freya (pictured) who has type 1 diabetes. Jackie is one of our passionate JDRF supporters across Australia who have volunteered to host a regional JDRF One Walk.  Among other topics, Jackie blogs about family, love, life, and parenting through type 1 diabetes, and she has kindly allowed JDRF […]

Next step in homegrown encapsulation research
Published on July 25, 2016

A team from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) led by Professor Ann Simpson has recently received a US patent for a human cell line known as Melligen cells. Melligen cells are genetically engineered to produce, store and release insulin on demand in response to blood glucose levels, essentially replacing the insulin-producing function of the […]

Big Red Run raises big bucks for type one
Published on July 24, 2016

Perth GP, Clive Lacey, channeled his enjoyment of long-distance running to raise more than $6,500 for JDRF in the Big Red Run — a 250km race across the Simpson Desert. Clive was one of 88 runners who part in the physically, emotionally, and mentally challenging event – in the midst of some of Australia’s most beautiful and […]

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