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Meet the faces of JDRF’s Christmas appeal
Published on November 24, 2016

While no two journeys are the same, research progress can make a difference to all. Type 1 diabetes is a disease that doesn’t discriminate. It touches all walks of life, and is shared by Australians of all ages and life stages. At JDRF, we work for — and with — all of these people as […]

Parents-to-be can help unlock mysteries of T1D
Published on November 21, 2016

The Southern Hemisphere’s only study of its kind is researching the causes of type 1 diabetes (T1D) to find ways to prevent it. And it’s not just pregnant mums with T1D that can help. The research also includes babies-on-the-way and newborns whose dads and siblings have T1D. Type 1 diabetes in children is twice as common as […]

A month in the life of type 1 diabetes
Published on November 17, 2016

Erika has thrown herself into raising awareness of type 1 diabetes (T1D) since her daughter Violet was diagnosed three years ago. This month, she decided to mark World Diabetes Day by posing a challenge to those game enough, which inspired many of her friends and family to take part. Now she is throwing down the gauntlet to our […]

The need to screen for additional autoimmune diseases
Published on November 14, 2016

People with type 1 diabetes (T1D) often develop other autoimmune diseases, but how often and predictive factors for development have not yet been characterised. While researchers are still unlocking the mysteries of why T1D develops, it is thought there are common immune system pathways that may be similar across more than one, or all autoimmune diseases. […]

Jasmine, my hero
Published on October 26, 2016

It’s been one year of 3am alarms for Anvij… but that hasn’t made waking up in the dead of the night any easier. He writes for JDRF’s blog on the anniversary of his six-year old daughter Jasmine’s type 1 diabetes diagnosis.   I manage to just open my eyes by the tenth loud piercing “peeeep” of […]

Alex, riding 900km to JDRF One Ride
Published on October 18, 2016

If you follow our JDRF blog, you might be familiar with Alex Kozeniauskas. Alex has had type 1 diabetes (T1D) for 20 years, is a hugely active supporter of JDRF, and is hugely active in general, which is why he’s also known as Type1Athletic! When Alex discovered the JDRF One Ride event, he didn’t just sign up […]

“Pride always comes before a hypo!”
Published on October 5, 2016

I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) 50 years ago, and at that time, life expectancy and quality of life for me looked bleak. I was 14 and at boarding school; it feels like yesterday. Diabetes management from those times was primitive. Urine testing was like a science experiment, with test tubes and foaming […]

Carb counting: could there be a better way?
Published on October 4, 2016

The current gold standard for calculating mealtime insulin for people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) is carbohydrate counting. ‘Carb counting’ uses the carb to insulin ratio determines the amount of insulin that is needed to cover the amount of carbohydrate that is going to be eaten. But what about the rest of the meal? Recent research and clinical observations […]

The gift of a lifetime
Published on September 29, 2016

Leaving a gift in your Will will ensure that vital type 1 diabetes research continues beyond your lifetime, so that JDRF can continue to transform lives of people with type 1 diabetes. As a mother of a daughter with type 1 diabetes and a founding supporter of JDRF, Pat and her husband have made the decision […]

CGM access is just around the corner
Published on September 26, 2016

We’re pleased to share the news that progress on the Government’s election promise on increased access for Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) for young Australians with type 1 diabetes is forging ahead. Health Minister Sussan Ley has made this program a key priority and the Department has moved into the initial stages of program implementation. The […]

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