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. […]

Preliminary research released today revealed findings on common genetic and environmental risk factors between two autoimmune diseases, type 1 diabetes (T1D) and multiple sclerosis (MS). Even though MS and T1D have very few clinical similarities, they co-occur more often than one would expect  by chance. This suggests that they share risk factors. Known common environmental […]

Becoming the ‘Hungry, Hungry Hypos’
Published on August 14, 2016

As the exhausted family settled back at home after a chaotic five days in hospital, Sharon noticed her daughter, Tarah, growing quiet and withdrawn.  “Mum, I don’t know what a hypo feels like,” Tarah said. They all waited, and low and behold a day later, Tarah had her first hypo. The doctors had given the […]

Published on August 12, 2016

JDRF originated in Australia in 1982 as a volunteer-led organisation, and the passion and dedication of those who provide time, resources, and experience is still key to our growth and continued progress today. Volunteers are our heritage and heart of JDRF, and will remain a vital part of our journey towards a world without type 1 diabetes. […]

An day in the life of Artie, the artificial pancreas
Published on August 9, 2016

Jeramie has just completed a JDRF-funded artificial pancreas (AP) trial over 12 weeks at the University of Virginia, one of the very first to be completed in an out-of-hospital setting. He’s also a JDRF staff member from the USA’s Kentucky & Southern Indiana Chapter. Jeramie blogged on his experience with the AP he nicknamed ‘Artie’ during the […]

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