Make your voices heard
Published on June 28, 2017

The Australian Government’s Department of Health is evaluating the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring product to consider subsidising it under the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS). JDRF welcomes improved access to technologies that enable people with type 1 diabetes to better manage their blood glucose levels. The FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System is a […]

An American research team, partly funded by JDRF, have developed a hydrogel material that increased islet survival and function after transplantation in mice. The research, published in Science Advances, used a degradable hydrogel material combined with a protein called vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), to stimulate the growth of blood vessels into transplanted cells.

JDRF and the Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network (T1DCRN) are proud to congratulate Professor John Shine AO (left) and Professor Peter Colman (right) for receiving Queen’s Birthday Honours this month. Professor John Shine, Head of the Neuronal Stem Cells Laboratory at Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Chairman of CSL Ltd. received a Companion […]

Life changed for this family in an instant
Published on May 24, 2017

Hayley Feldman was a healthy 11-year-old who loved her sport. Along with her twin sister, Sarina, Hayley was a keen basketballer. And very competitive. But one Saturday morning, Hayley wasn’t putting much effort into her game. That was not like her at all. It was around that time, that Hayley had lost a lot of […]

 Two promising research projects have been targeted to receive contract seed funding grants, and will benefit from $350k in funding from the Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network (T1DCRN), itself an innovative clinical research program led by JDRF Australia and funded by a Special Research Initiative through the Australian Research Council (ARC). These two projects […]

A new technique that uses modified insulin and red blood cells to create a glucose-responsive insulin (GRI) delivery system has been developed by researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina in the USA. The new technique effectively reduced blood sugar levels for more than 48 hours in mice that had type 1 diabetes. […]

About one third of individuals with type 1 diabetes will develop kidney complications during their lifetime. Current treatment options for diabetic kidney disease can slow but not stop its progression, highlighting an urgent need for new approaches. Scientists at Boston’s Joslin Diabetes Center have revealed an unexpected route to slow the progression of diabetic kidney […]

Six things to know about clinical trials
Published on May 19, 2017

This year, 20 May 2017 is International Clinical Trials Day, which aims to help raise awareness of the important role clinical trials play in public health and medical progress. Despite how critical these trials are to finding therapies to cure, prevent and treat type 1 diabetes (T1D), many people have questions about how clinical trials […]

Lachie is not too busy
Published on May 4, 2017

Sixteen year old Lachlan has such a busy life that if we listed all his hobbies and interests here, we’d have no room for anything else. Alongside debating, art and technology, he’s an accomplished sportsman on field and in pool. He also does a little kite-surfing in his spare time. There’s one other interest that […]

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