Life with Type 1 Diabetes,
medical research and the search for a cure

Welcome to 2013

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Welcome to 2013! To start the year off on a good note, we would like to share a video of Tom Brobson, JDRF International’s National Director of Research Investment Opportunities, talking about his experience in a real-world clinical trial as part of the JDRF Artificial Pancreas Project.

The artificial pancreas is a device that could ease the burden of living with type 1 diabetes. Brobson says in the video, “In 2006, there were those who said that this could not be done. But JDRF said this can be done. JDRF set out to do it, and now we are delivering”.

We are making real advances in T1D research, and we look forward to delivering more exciting news like this to the Australian type 1 diabetes community in the coming year.


  • Tanya Gharib
    Posted on 27th Feb, 2013 at 1:52 am

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart, your video gave me serious hope for my daughter. Although she is treated as a type 1 diabetic, she infact has a unique condition called De Nove Mutation which means she is missing a gene that has caused her to be born with a deformed/incomplete pancreas and renal cysts. I would do anything for her to be able to trial this fantastic breakthrough and maybe experience a small sense of normalcy in her life. Please help us

  • Tanya Gharib
    Posted on 27th Feb, 2013 at 1:53 am

    correction, " De Novo Mutation'

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