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Looking to the future: JDRF Research Strategy Meeting
Published on June 21, 2018

As one financial year comes to a close, JDRF is full steam ahead on work to fund the next stage of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. At the global internal research strategy meeting this month, JDRF’s team of scientists met with members of the JDRF Research Committee, as well as key opinion leaders from the […]

Our first ENDIA triplets!
Published on June 5, 2018

Melinda’s family has just doubled in size, as bouncing baby triplets have joined her, her husband and their two-and-a-half-year-old daughter Gemma. The three boys, Gennaro, Carmine and Renato, were born on 23 May 2018, and even before they made their grand entrance to the world, they’ve been helping us to find out what causes type 1 […]

Helping precious islets reach their destination safely
Published on May 25, 2018

Australia has three Islet Transplantation Centres (ITC), but only two islet isolation facilities. That means that precious donated islets sometimes have a way to go to get to their destination. Australian researchers have specially designed ‘egg cartons’ to provide oxygen and physically separate the islets, keeping more of them alive during transport.

Researchers have gained insight from a new study into how environmental factors such as viruses could contribute to the development of type 1 diabetes (T1D) and other autoimmune conditions. The study found that a protein produced by a virus binds to different genes associated with seven autoimmune conditions including T1D. Only about 5% of people […]

Meet the faces of our Giving Appeal: Georgia and Oliver
Published on May 22, 2018

Georgia and Oliver both live with type 1 diabetes (T1D), but both have had very different journeys. You might see their faces around this June, as they’ve lent their stories as part of JDRF’s End of Financial Year Giving Appeal. The teenagers’ stories are told from the perspective of themselves and also their mums, who […]

Becoming a mum when you’ve got type 1 diabetes
Published on May 11, 2018

Pregnancy and type 1 diabetes (T1D) can go together, but it might just take some extra planning and care. Kristi, mum to beautiful six-year-old Harry, tells her story of becoming a mother at 37, despite a complex journey with T1D since she was diagnosed at 11. “When I got to 30, I thought I’d left […]

JDRF Australia welcomes the announcement in the 2018 Federal Budget by the Turnbull Government of a number of measures that will benefit people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). In the Budget, the Government’s commitment to the Insulin Pump Program administered by JDRF was increased from 66 funded pumps a year to 280 a year, […]

Meet Future Research Leader, Dr Harald Janovjak
Published on May 4, 2018

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Australia Group Leader Harald Janovjak is new to Australia, lured here by the strong academic atmosphere, excellent life quality and amazing nature. We’re similarly excited to have him on-board as new talent to the field of type 1 diabetes research. Hailing from Switzerland, Dr Harald Janovjak has lived in Austria […]

Nominations open for Kids In The House 2018
Published on May 2, 2018

Things are hotting up in JDRF’s advocacy space, with less than four months to go until Kids In The House, our major event in Parliament House on 23 August. Kids In The House is the culmination of months of meetings with JDRF advocates talking to their federal MPs and Senators about the impact and importance of […]

Which health checks do I need and when?
Published on April 30, 2018

Living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) as an adult can occupy a lot of brain space! We’ve made it a little bit easier, with this handy exams and tests checklist. Whether you’re newly-diagnosed or just need a refresher, check this cheat sheet to make sure you’re up to date with the exams and tests you […]

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