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I have T1D but it does not have me
Published on November 17, 2017

For Daniel Webb, type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a bit of a family affair. The Tasmanian was diagnosed with T1D aged six, his younger sister Claire was diagnosed a few years later at 11. Just two months ago, the Webbs were struck a third blow when 26-year-old Emma was diagnosed. To put a positive spin […]

Three generations. Five family members. One wish.
Published on November 14, 2017

Anna and her three boys live in Toowoomba, inland from Brisbane, and they all have type 1 diabetes. They try to maintain a sense of humour, but as Anna explains, the condition takes a huge toll on the family. “I’ve had to live with this for 30 years,” says the mum who was first diagnosed […]

Existing drugs help teens with type 1 diabetes
Published on November 3, 2017

A global adolescent type 1 diabetes (T1D) study, part-funded by JDRF, has found that drugs used to treat blood pressure and cholesterol in adults can reduce the risk of kidney disease in young people with diabetes. The four-year AdDIT (Adolescent Type 1 Diabetes cardio-renal Intervention Trial) study screened 4,407 young people across three continents — […]

“It can happen to anyone”
Published on November 2, 2017

It was during a chat with his state manager that Peter Machin became inspired to begin his fundraising journey. Peter’s boss was telling him about a fundraising bike ride he had done for charity. This got him thinking about how he could turn his skill at playing darts into something more meaningful. Peter’s 11-year-old  son […]

JDRF-funded researchers have announced that pregnant women living with type 1 diabetes who used a continuous glucose monitor, or CGM, during their pregnancy in a major trial had better blood glucose control and healthier babies. The international trial, named CONCEPTT, is the first study to show the benefits of CGM use on non-glycaemic health outcomes during pregnancy.

Rising stars of research tackle second leadership workshop
Published on October 18, 2017

Have you been following the journey of the JDRF/Macquarie Group Foundation Future Research Leaders Pilot Program? Seven of the best and brightest rising stars of type 1 diabetes research are part of the pilot and in September they came together for a second intensive two-day leadership workshop. Management consultancy, Marlow Hampshire, and career and capability […]

PEAK Program says exercise and T1D can go hand-in-hand
Published on October 16, 2017

More than 60 healthcare professionals from around Australia descended upon Canberra recently to participate in the JDRF Type 1 Diabetes Performance in Exercise and Knowledge (PEAK) program. Keynote speakers included Australian type 1 diabetes (T1D) experts Professor Tim Jones, Dr Carmel Smart, Professor Liz Davis, Professor Paul Fournier and Professor Stephen Twigg as well as international […]

JDRF advocates gather to say thanks
Published on October 4, 2017
Research Progress

More than 80 advocates join supporters and the Prime Minister to celebrate a decade of Australian government investment in type 1 diabetes research. On a glorious Sydney day, JDRF supporters and advocates were hosted by the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull at Kirribilli House to mark ten years of federal government support for type one research.

Racing towards one million dollars for research
Published on September 29, 2017

Endurance racing is a challenge in itself, but long-distance running across four of the world’s most rugged deserts is something else entirely. Inspired by his son Steve who lives with type 1 diabetes (T1D), Greg Donovan had already conquered the Sahara, the Gobi, the Atacama and Antarctica in the ‘4 Deserts Race Series’ when he […]

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