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 […]

Partner content: Introducing GUARDIAN™ CONNECT
Published on December 7, 2016

On multiple daily injections (MDI)? Medtronic’s latest CGM system takes the guesswork out of managing type 1 diabetes.  To the outsider T1D must seem mysterious – the idea that you say goodbye to ‘sugar’ and hello to perpetual ‘finger pricks’ (or fingersticks) which occasionally indicate you should have a ‘jellybean’… Despite how far our community has come, […]

Meet the faces of JDRF’s Christmas appeal
Published on November 24, 2016
General News

While no two journeys are the same, research progress can make a difference to all. Type 1 diabetes is a disease that doesn’t discriminate. It touches all walks of life, and is shared by Australians of all ages and life stages. At JDRF, we work for — and with — all of these people as […]

Parents-to-be can help unlock mysteries of T1D
Published on November 21, 2016

The Southern Hemisphere’s only study of its kind is researching the causes of type 1 diabetes (T1D) to find ways to prevent it. And it’s not just pregnant mums with T1D that can help. The research also includes babies-on-the-way and newborns whose dads and siblings have T1D. Type 1 diabetes in children is twice as common as […]

The gift of a lifetime
Published on September 29, 2016

Leaving a gift in your Will will ensure that vital type 1 diabetes research continues beyond your lifetime, so that JDRF can continue to transform lives of people with type 1 diabetes. As a mother of a daughter with type 1 diabetes and a founding supporter of JDRF, Pat and her husband have made the decision […]

CGM access is just around the corner
Published on September 26, 2016

We’re pleased to share the news that progress on the Government’s election promise on increased access for Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) for young Australians with type 1 diabetes is forging ahead. Health Minister Sussan Ley has made this program a key priority and the Department has moved into the initial stages of program implementation. The […]

Dealt a double autoimmune diagnosis
Published on September 9, 2016

Santina, mum to two gorgeous kids, Raistlin and Romana, had always had a deep-down fear for her son that she tried to push out of her mind. It turned out that Raistlin would be diagnosed with two autoimmune diseases – type 1 diabetes and later Coeliac – by just 11 years old. Santina is sharing her story […]