Federal election weekend: More questions than answers
Published on July 4, 2016

If you spent the weekend riveted to the news, awaiting an election result, fear not… so have we. JDRF looked forward to Saturday 2 July’s federal election secure in the knowledge that bipartisan commitment ensured significantly increased continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology access after the election, regardless of the result. We watched with interest to […]

Accelerating progress together
Published on June 27, 2016

For three days in June, JDRF donors, volunteer and staff leadership, international affiliates, corporate and industry partners, and JDRF-funded researchers have put all other commitments on hold to gather in Washington, D.C., for JDRF 2016 One Conference. Above all else, One Conference is a celebration of progress toward our shared vision of a world without […]

NDSS changes. Making an impact?
Published on June 16, 2016

The Federal Government has made some important changes to the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS).  These changes will make use of the existing community pharmacy distribution network for access to diabetes supplies. What’s changing?

Government funding for CGM and insulin pumps to transform lives
Published on June 15, 2016

JDRF is delighted to acknowledge this morning’s announcement by Shadow Minister for Health, Catherine King MP, and Shadow Minister for Families and Payments, Jenny Macklin MP, that a Labor Government if elected in July will provide $83.4million in funding for Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) technology and insulin pumps for Australians living with type 1 diabetes […]

Queen’s Birthday honours for diabetes champions
Published on June 14, 2016

We are thrilled to share the news that some worthy recipients have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list announced on Monday 13 June 2016. Professor Jim Best, of the JDRF Australia Board of Directors, has been awarded an AO (Officer in the General Division).

Thank you for your Gala Ball support
Published on May 30, 2016

Our 2016 Gala Ball series closed in spectacular fashion on Saturday night, with Perth and Brisbane both enjoying Nuit Blanche in their states. Nuit Blanche also took place earlier in April and May in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne. This year’s event theme, Nuit Blanche, takes its name from the famous Parisian dusk-to-dawn celebrations of art and culture which […]


JDRF is delighted to acknowledge today’s announcement by the Prime Minister, The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, and the Health Minister, The Hon. Sussan Ley MP, that a re-elected Coalition Government will provide $54 million in funding for Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) technology for children and young people under 21 with type 1 diabetes (T1D).

JDRF and Ford going further together for type 1 diabetes
Published on May 13, 2016

Ford Australia has donated the first Falcon XR8 Sprint built for retail – #1 of only 750 built specifically for Australia – for JDRF to auction to raise much needed funds for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Ford’s support will focus on the Artificial Pancreas Project, which is creating systems that will automate blood-sugar management, […]

What the Federal Budget announcement means for JDRF
Published on May 6, 2016

JDRF was watching with interest as the Budget 2016-17 was handed down on Tuesday evening, 3 May 2016. This Budget bought some good news with the extension of the Insulin Pump Program until FY2019/20, as well the news that we’ve got more work to do to persuade Government to take up our diabetes sector Continuous Glucose […]