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A bumper year for JDRF One Walk 
Published on December 5, 2017

As the last walkers crossed the finish line on Sunday 3 December in Sydney and Bendigo, the JDRF One Walk 2017 season rolled to a close. It’s certainly been an epic couple of months, with One Walks taking place around Australia each weekend. We had more than 6,000 people register to Walk – and fundraise […]

Collector cards score nearly $40,000 for JDRF
Published on December 5, 2017

The NBL’s Perth Wildcats teamed up with Coles supermarkets in Western Australia to help raise funds for JDRF again in 2017. During the first half of November, which included World Diabetes Day, shoppers could pick up a Perth Wildcats trading card at 99 of Coles’ WA stores. A donation of just $2 to JDRF got […]

Spring racing brings more than $450k of funds for JDRF
Published on December 4, 2017

The Melbourne Cup is the race that stops a nation, the jewel in the crown of Spring racing. In 2017, iconic Australian racing events, including Cup Day, brought some great fundraising partnerships our way. We announced in November that the 2017 Melbourne Cup Carnival Pin & Win campaign raised $420,000 for more life-changing type 1 […]

JDRF secures new talent for type 1 diabetes clinical research
Published on December 4, 2017

JDRF is pleased to announce the recipients of the Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network’s (T1DCRN) Mentored Clinician Researcher Fellowship Award (MCRF) for 2017. The T1DCRN is an innovative clinical research program led by JDRF Australia and funded by a Special Research Initiative through the Australian Research Council (ARC). One of the key objectives of […]

Future Research Leaders: Meet Dr Esteban Gurzov
Published on November 30, 2017

Dr Esteban Gurzov is one of the first participants to be part of the JDRF/Macquarie Group Foundation Future Research Leaders Pilot Program. Dr Esteban Gurzov fell in love with science as a young boy when his Dad bought him Carl Sagan’s book Cosmos. He was hooked, writing letters to NASA and waiting anxiously for the […]

I have T1D but it does not have me
Published on November 17, 2017

For Daniel Webb, type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a bit of a family affair. The Tasmanian was diagnosed with T1D aged six, his younger sister Claire was diagnosed a few years later at 11. Just two months ago, the Webbs were struck a third blow when 26-year-old Emma was diagnosed. To put a positive spin […]

Three generations. Five family members. One wish.
Published on November 14, 2017

Anna and her three boys live in Toowoomba, inland from Brisbane, and they all have type 1 diabetes. They try to maintain a sense of humour, but as Anna explains, the condition takes a huge toll on the family. “I’ve had to live with this for 30 years,” says the mum who was first diagnosed […]

Existing drugs help teens with type 1 diabetes
Published on November 3, 2017

A global adolescent type 1 diabetes (T1D) study, part-funded by JDRF, has found that drugs used to treat blood pressure and cholesterol in adults can reduce the risk of kidney disease in young people with diabetes. The four-year AdDIT (Adolescent Type 1 Diabetes cardio-renal Intervention Trial) study screened 4,407 young people across three continents — […]

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