International type 1 diabetes experts converge on Sydney
Published on January 11, 2017

In December, the Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network (T1DCRN) brought together leading national and international experts in type 1 diabetes in Sydney for the 2016 BRIdGE Symposium (Building Research Ideas across Geography and Expertise). This year’s theme was innovation in autoimmunity and complications. A mix of high calibre clinicians, clinical researchers and basic researchers […]

Lab tours take JDRF supporters inside the research
Published on December 8, 2016

We talk to our supporters a lot about the research that’s happening around Australia, but it’s a fairly rare and special experience to actually venture behind the scenes and into the busy labs where the magic is happening. But that’s exactly what’s been going on across Australia during October and November, where JDRF staff in […]

Partner content: Introducing GUARDIAN™ CONNECT
Published on December 7, 2016

On multiple daily injections (MDI)? Medtronic’s latest CGM system takes the guesswork out of managing type 1 diabetes.  To the outsider T1D must seem mysterious – the idea that you say goodbye to ‘sugar’ and hello to perpetual ‘finger pricks’ (or fingersticks) which occasionally indicate you should have a ‘jellybean’… Despite how far our community has come, […]

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

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 […]

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