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 […]

Data to help break down glucose control barriers
Published on September 13, 2016

With just a third of young people falling within the target range of <7.5%, Australasia’s unique data registry highlights the need to reduce barriers to achieve better glucose control in young Australians living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). The Australasian Diabetes Data Network (ADDN), funded by the JDRF Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network (T1DCRN) and […]

Dealt a double autoimmune diagnosis
Published on September 9, 2016

Santina, mum to two gorgeous kids, Raistlin and Romana, had always had a deep-down fear for her son that she tried to push out of her mind. It turned out that Raistlin would be diagnosed with two autoimmune diseases – type 1 diabetes and later Coeliac – by just 11 years old. Santina is sharing her story […]

Why Simon is walking this October
Published on September 6, 2016

“How are we going to do injections?” was one of my first thoughts. I have a phobia of needles, and I was so afraid of the prospect of having to inject my daughter. It was by far, the worst day of my entire life… 20 October 2014 at 5:30pm was the moment my beautiful daughter, […]

New Report: Clinical research is accelerating patient impact
Published on August 30, 2016

The Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network (T1DCRN) has made a significant announcement this week with the release of a major report on the deployment of the $35 million investment by the Australian Government. The report also gives new insight to how Australians will soon have unprecedented opportunities to participate in research through clinical trials. […]

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