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Researchers based out of the University of Queensland have found a way to identify babies who will develop type 1 diabetes (T1D) in future. The team, including JDRF-funded researcher Ahmed Mehdi, examined data collected over 10 years from children at risk of type 1 diabetes. Before getting T1D, genetically-susceptible individuals develop islet autoantibodies, often during the […]

New funding allows JDRF’s prevention research to go deeper
Published on April 9, 2018

Two promising Australian research projects have been awarded almost $3 million in funding from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, to be administered by JDRF Australia. A prestigious partnership                                                                  The Helmsley Charitable Trust is one of the largest medical research-funding philanthropic trusts in the world. Helmsley has provided more than US$1.5 billion of grants since […]

Buy an Entertainment™ Membership and support JDRF
Published on April 5, 2018

Buy an Entertainment™ Membership and support JDRF, while enjoying great deals for date nights, get-togethers with friends and family, or treats just for you. The new 2018 | 2019 Entertainment™ Book and Digital Memberships are available now. The Entertainment™ Book is a local restaurant and activity guide which provides hundreds of up to 50% off and […]

It’s not easy being a teen!
Published on March 29, 2018

Especially being a teen with type 1 diabetes.  Teenagers are a group particularly vulnerable to mental health issues, so how does adding a chronic health condition affect this? What is JDRF doing to help parents and their teens smooth the transition into adulthood? Right now, there are nearly 10,000 Australian teenagers and pre-teens facing the […]

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 […]

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