Will is off to Washington, D.C.
Published on March 23, 2017

Will Cullen, 11, from Western Sydney, has been chosen to represent Australia at the JDRF 2017 Children’s Congress in Washington, D.C. Will joined JDRF Australia’s Advocacy program at the tender age of three, and is still hard at work seeking MP engagement to improve the lives of people with type 1 diabetes! He’s grown up […]

Meet our Melbourne Cup Carnival Pin & Win ambassadors
Published on March 3, 2017

JDRF is excited to join forces with the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) at this year’s Melbourne Cup Carnival, as the official 2017 Pin & Win charity. Experienced jockey, Matthew Allen, launched the campaign at Australian Guineas Day on Saturday 4 March, along with his 12-year-old son Max, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at […]

Exercise and type 1 diabetes: World-first guidelines consensus
Published on February 22, 2017

A report by leading type 1 diabetes experts (T1D) from around the world has for the first time, provided consensus on managing blood glucose levels safely while exercising. The report, ‘Exercise management in type 1 diabetes: a consensus statement’ was published in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology journal and involved a team of 21 researchers, including […]

JDRF T1D Fund launches with USD 42 million in commitments
Published on February 17, 2017

JDRF International, our US counterpart, has launched an early-stage investment fund to catalyse development of commercial type 1 diabetes (T1D) therapies. This initiative brings a venture philanthropy model to the fight against T1D. The JDRF T1D Fund is the first and largest investment vehicle devoted to identifying and funding high impact T1D commercial opportunities in active […]

The Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training, and The Hon Greg Hunt, Minister for Health and Minister for Sport, have today announced the recipients of Innovation Award grants for research into type 1 diabetes. Three bold, promising research projects have been selected and will benefit from $4.5 million in funding from the Type […]

General News

Today, 11 February 2017, is International Day of Women and Girls in Science – an opportunity for all to take a stand for full and equal access to, and participation of, girls and women in science. The United Nations report that girls continue to face stereotypes and social and cultural restrictions, limiting access to education […]

Wildcats and Coles are card-carrying JDRF supporters
Published on February 6, 2017

One of the best things about the 1990s — basketball cards —recently got a modern reboot, scoring more than $76,000 for JDRF. The NBL’s Perth Wildcats and supermarket giant, Coles, joined forces to launch the fundraising and awareness campaign benefiting JDRF in October last year. Shoppers at 94 Coles supermarkets in WA were able to purchase exclusive […]

“Let’s make stuff happen”
Published on January 31, 2017

One of the things you notice when meeting Claire is that she seems fearless. She’s not of course, who of us is, really? But she gives that impression. In her words, Claire has done a bit of everything. She works in a Noosa bookshop selling books to “lovely people”, and is mum to nine-year-old Theo […]

JDRF remembers International Chairman Mary Tyler Moore
Published on January 26, 2017

Mary Tyler Moore won hearts by portraying two famous television characters – Laura Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show and Mary Richards on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. But for those of us at JDRF and in the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community,  we lost an unwavering advocate and amazing friend on 25 January […]

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