JDRF advocate recognised for her stellar advocacy work
Published on March 21, 2018

Emma Hogan was recognised for her tireless advocacy efforts on International Women’s Day, picking up the award for junior woman of the year in her electorate of Lindsay, in Sydney’s Western Suburbs. The 16-year-old, who despite her age has already been part of JDRF’s advocacy program for eight years, was presented with the award from […]

Meet Debbie: Riding 900km in the Type 1 Challenge
Published on March 14, 2018

Debbie Page is the super-grandmother heading all the way from the Northern Territory to join the Type 1 Challenge cycling team next month. She will ride 900km from Melbourne to the Barossa Valley with a group of dedicated supporters to join JDRF One Ride. Debbie told her story to JDRF: As a past JDRF One […]

Thirteen type 1 diabetes research rising stars announced
Published on March 2, 2018

JDRF is pleased to announce the next group of participants taking part in the JDRF/Macquarie Group Foundation Future Research Leaders Program (FRLP). An initiative of JDRF and principally supported by the Macquarie Group Foundation, this Program aims to support researchers in the early-mid stages of their careers to develop leadership potential and increase the success […]

JDRF goes on tour as advocacy campaign hots up
Published on February 28, 2018

JDRF advocates from all over the country have been ramping up their activity, in what promises to be a busy year ahead. Advocates have been meeting with their local MPs and Senators, thanking them for their support but also reminding them of the vital importance of their continued support for type 1 diabetes research. One […]

Ever wished the teenage years came with a guidebook?
Published on February 27, 2018

Teenage years are difficult at the best of times. For the teens themselves and their parents too!  Throwing type 1 diabetes (T1D) in the mix can make things even more of a challenge. JDRF is thrilled to release a new resource for parents – the Teen Toolkit. Families with teens have a minefield of changes […]

Immune cells seen flocking to the pancreas in type 1 diabetes
Published on February 25, 2018

Researchers from Europe have discovered that people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) have more beta cell-targeting immune cells in the pancreas than people without T1D. This is an interesting finding given that both groups have similar numbers of immune cells overall. This knowledge helps researchers further understand the process leading to T1D.

Australian research confirms a gut feeling
Published on February 22, 2018

Recent research part-funded by JDRF and led by Dr Emma-Hamilton Williams from the University of Queensland found that targeting microorganisms in the gut has the potential to prevent type 1 diabetes. The microorganism population in your gut, including bacteria and viruses, is known as the microbiome. Many of the microorganisms help us – for example, […]

Insulin pump system found to reduce hypos
Published on February 2, 2018

New research funded by JDRF’s T1DCRN has found a pump that suspends insulin delivery when blood glucose levels fall can halve time spent in hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) in young people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Integrating real-time continuous glucose monitoring systems (CGM) and pump therapy has been an important milestone in the management of […]

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