Carla’s trek for type one
Published on February 12, 2016

Carla loves adventures and Machu Picchu has been a dream of hers for as long as she can remember. “I really never thought that 3.5 days trekking at over 4,000 metres altitude would ever be something I would be able to do one day. I decided the trek would be the perfect challenge to prove […]

In the best and worst of times, anything is possible
Published on January 28, 2016

January’s JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes in the Barossa Valley attracted riders from all around Australia, and even a team from across the Tasman for the first time. Hamish, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in 2010, flew from Auckland to attend the ride as part of the NZ contingent and learn more […]

I’m no Diabetic of the Year!
Published on January 22, 2016

Sandy, a Perth accountant and mum, was diagnosed at age 36, not long after she embarked on a journey to lose weight and get fit. But she didn’t let type 1 diabetes become a roadblock to achieving a healthy and active lifestyle. While Sandy claims not to be winning any Diabetic of the Year awards, […]

Staff Diary : My First JDRF Walk Experience
Published on November 24, 2015

I recently starting working at JDRF and until this year I had never been to a JDRF One Walk. To be really honest, I hadn’t even heard of JDRF One Walk.  I am writing this story to share my experiences of Walk this year because I am so pleased to have had the opportunity to […]

A Diagnosis Diary: Baby Jamie
Published on November 18, 2015

My beautiful son is called Jamie. He’s nearly a leap year baby, born on 28 February. Our type 1 diabetes story starts like this…  Just after Jamie’s first birthday things starting going downhill. Jamie’s development stopped and even went backwards. He had been starting to use words, starting to walk and was doing well with […]

Stronger, but struggling with physical and mental health
Published on November 14, 2015
Community Stories

Australians with type 1 diabetes (T1D) find living with the chronic disease has made them a stronger person, despite 1 in 2 experiencing both mental and physical health issues, according to new research released ahead of World Diabetes Day (14 November). More than 120,000 Australians live with T1D, a life-long autoimmune disease that is not […]

William’s prize-winning invention lands him at NASA
Published on October 28, 2015

Congratulations to William as he’s off to NASA in the USA as a prize winner for this disposal kit! Earlier in the year, we released a post about Canberra schoolboy William for his innovative blood test strip disposal kit and how his invention may land him onto an Innovation Adventure as a finalist for the […]

A big week for type 1 diabetes
Published on October 23, 2015
Community Stories

Dear Friends You may have seen quite a bit of media recently about attempts to encourage the Government to fund Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs). There has been some widespread coverage of work being done particularly by the Danii Meads Barlow Foundation and Donna Meads-Barlow, as well as Diabetes Australia and JDRF. It is great to […]

Our little boy became a shadow of who he once was
Published on September 18, 2015

This story highlights the importance of patient access to affordable diabetes technology for better management of the disease and a happier, healthier life. JDRF is sharing this story today with permission from Simone, whose family life was changed because of access to an insulin pump. My three-year-old son Janko was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes […]

2015 JDRF Volunteer Award Winners
Published on August 21, 2015

JDRF originated as a volunteer led organisation, and the passion and dedication of those who provide time, resources, and experience is the key to our growth and continued progress in the search for a cure. Volunteers have always been embedded in our business and hold diverse roles within JDRF. Volunteers are our heritage, the heart […]