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Living with type 1 diabetes and managing all the complexities that accompany it, can be a dispiriting journey. Sometimes it’s a challenge to find the bright side or have hope for a “normal” life. As someone with T1D herself, Sue Tofful understands these difficulties and decided to share the inspiring story of her father’s life […]

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Six years ago our world changed forever
Published on May 7, 2019

Jamie Romanin is an avid cyclist from Sydney and a two-time contender in the World Masters Championships. He is the former Managing Director of International Cycling Executives and currently works in a global role for CISCO. He writes below of his personal journey with type 1 diabetes through his daughter Allanah: Almost 6 years ago […]

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Revolve24 raises over $51,000 for JDRF!
Published on March 22, 2019

Revolve24 is over but what a ride we had! Thousands of kilometres of the new Bend Motorsport Track at Tailem Bend cycled. Many exhausted and sore riders who on little sleep rotated through their team members over 24, 12 or 6 hours to achieve some amazing personal goals on 2 wheels. Some even rode solo […]

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The psychosocial burden of T1D in the teenage years
Published on March 14, 2019

Adolescence comes with its own set of new challenges for any parent, but what is it like if your teenager also has type 1 diabetes (T1D)? Dr Adriana Ventura spoke at JDRF’s Type One Summit on the psychological impacts of T1D during the teenage years.  Read about Dr Ventura’s insights, below.

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Congratulations Gwennyth Baker – awarded OAM 2019
Published on March 7, 2019

On International Women’s Day we would like to thank all the amazing women who have contributed to JDRF – volunteers, committee members, Board members and hardworking fundraisers. But in particular we would like to celebrate the achievements of one of JDRF’s most valued longstanding members and say congratulations to Gwennyth Baker who was awarded the […]

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Update: Australian Government Insulin Pump Program
Published on March 7, 2019

Do you know about Insulin Pumps access through the Australian Government Insulin Pump Program ? The Australian Government’s Insulin Pump Program provides pumps to families who meet the program criteria and these pumps are fully subsidised, i.e. recipients are not required to make any co-payment. Updates to the program The program aims to improve access […]

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In the driver’s seat with type 1 diabetes
Published on February 22, 2019

We often get questions from our type 1 diabetes community (T1D) about driving and T1D. Driving gives us independence and can make getting around a whole lot easier, so it’s not surprising that it’s a topic close to your hearts! We have some resources on hand prepared by T1D experts, to help you navigate topics […]

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Vale, Brian Mellor
Published on February 5, 2019

We are saddened to announce the passing of one of JDRF’s founding members, Brian Mellor. Brian’s friends and fellow founding parents have kindly shared with our community, some words about his JDRF journey. “It is with great sadness that we write to notify JDRF of the death of Brian Mellor on 19 December 2018.

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