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The first group of talented scientists have completed the JDRF/Macquarie Group Foundation Future Research Leaders Program and secured funding for an exciting new study. The JDRF advocacy team were back in Canberra this week, with advocates, politicians, researchers and supporters – celebrating the first group of researchers to complete the Program.  The Program was established […]

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La Habana lights up the night to the tune of $1.66m!
Published on June 28, 2018

JDRF’s Australian Galas have had a record-breaking year, surpassing a goal of $1.5m for type 1 diabetes research. The three La Habana events in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth raised a combined total of $1.66m for more promising scientific breakthroughs! Perth and Melbourne events selling out prior to event night added to the pre-event excitement. On […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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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JDRF One Ride 2018: Goodbye to the Barossa
Published on April 24, 2018

It was an emotional weekend for many supporters and Riders who came together for the 15th and final JDRF One Ride in South Australia’s Barossa Valley. Around 250 Riders turned out to cover a range of distances between 35km and 160km in the name of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Among them were founders of […]

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It’s not easy being a teen!
Published on March 29, 2018

Especially being a teen with type 1 diabetes.  Teenagers are a group particularly vulnerable to mental health issues, so how does adding a chronic health condition affect this? What is JDRF doing to help parents and their teens smooth the transition into adulthood? Right now, there are nearly 10,000 Australian teenagers and pre-teens facing the […]

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JDRF goes on tour as advocacy campaign hots up
Published on February 28, 2018

JDRF advocates from all over the country have been ramping up their activity, in what promises to be a busy year ahead. Advocates have been meeting with their local MPs and Senators, thanking them for their support but also reminding them of the vital importance of their continued support for type 1 diabetes research. One […]

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Ever wished the teenage years came with a guidebook?
Published on February 27, 2018

Teenage years are difficult at the best of times. For the teens themselves and their parents too!  Throwing type 1 diabetes (T1D) in the mix can make things even more of a challenge. JDRF is thrilled to release a new resource for parents – the Teen Toolkit. Families with teens have a minefield of changes […]

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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 […]

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