Generous Canadian dad gifts $3 million at JDRF Gala
Published on April 26, 2017

Canadian business executive, Tom Gaglardi, President of Northland Properties Corporation and owner of the Dallas Stars ice hockey team, presented a generous gift of CAD 3 million to JDRF Canada to support cure-related research activities in the areas of encapsulation, and beta cell replacement and regeneration. Gaglardi’s gift will support JDRF’s global efforts to advance […]


JDRF is delighted with today’s announcement by the Minister for Health and Minister for Sport, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, that the Australian Government will provide access to fully-subsidised continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology from 1 April 2017. The scheme welcomes eligible children and young people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) under 21 years of […]

A brave mum’s thank you
Published on March 30, 2017

Jodie joined JDRF at Parliament House in Canberra, to bravely share her family’s story during an update on the Government’s investment in type 1 diabetes research. Her speech, raw with emotion, gave MPs and staffers a first-hand look into what it’s like for families to live with the burden of T1D every day. There was […]

JDRF team ‘walk the talk’ during Government Week
Published on March 27, 2017

Young and old, we encourage everyone in our community who’d like to see positive change for type 1 diabetes to get involved in the JDRF Advocacy program. By reaching out to today’s political decision makers we can help them to understand what life is like with T1D, and have an opportunity to get their support.

Will is off to Washington, D.C.
Published on March 23, 2017

Will Cullen, 11, from Western Sydney, is representing Australia at the JDRF 2017 Children’s Congress in Washington, D.C. Will joined JDRF Australia’s Advocacy program at the tender age of three, and is still hard at work seeking MP engagement to improve the lives of people with type 1 diabetes! He’s grown up to add his own […]

Meet our Melbourne Cup Carnival Pin & Win ambassadors
Published on March 3, 2017

JDRF is excited to join forces with the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) at this year’s Melbourne Cup Carnival, as the official 2017 Pin & Win charity. Experienced jockey, Matthew Allen, launched the campaign at Australian Guineas Day on Saturday 4 March, along with his 12-year-old son Max, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at […]

General News

Today, 11 February 2017, is International Day of Women and Girls in Science – an opportunity for all to take a stand for full and equal access to, and participation of, girls and women in science. The United Nations report that girls continue to face stereotypes and social and cultural restrictions, limiting access to education […]

JDRF remembers International Chairman Mary Tyler Moore
Published on January 26, 2017

Mary Tyler Moore won hearts by portraying two famous television characters – Laura Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show and Mary Richards on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. But for those of us at JDRF and in the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community,  we lost an unwavering advocate and amazing friend on 25 January […]