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 […]

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 […]

Existing drugs help teens with type 1 diabetes
Published on November 3, 2017

A global adolescent type 1 diabetes (T1D) study, part-funded by JDRF, has found that drugs used to treat blood pressure and cholesterol in adults can reduce the risk of kidney disease in young people with diabetes. The four-year AdDIT (Adolescent Type 1 Diabetes cardio-renal Intervention Trial) study screened 4,407 young people across three continents — […]

Racing towards one million dollars for research
Published on September 29, 2017

Endurance racing is a challenge in itself, but long-distance running across four of the world’s most rugged deserts is something else entirely. Inspired by his son Steve who lives with type 1 diabetes (T1D), Greg Donovan had already conquered the Sahara, the Gobi, the Atacama and Antarctica in the ‘4 Deserts Race Series’ when he […]


The legendary moustachioed cricketer, known as Beefy, captained the England side in the 1980s, and is regarded as one of the game’s finest all-rounders ever. Since retiring from the cricketing arena, Beefy has spent a large amount of his time fundraising for charities close to his heart; from golf days and sporting dinners to clay pigeon shoots […]

New immunotherapy treatment shows promise in first clinical trial
Published on August 20, 2017

Researchers from King’s College London and Cardiff University have tested a new immunotherapy treatment. The trial, which was partly funded by JDRF, indicated that the treatment was safe and suggests that it could have potential to preserve beta cell function in people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Why did they do this trial? T1D develops because […]

Make your voices heard
Published on June 28, 2017

The Australian Government’s Department of Health is evaluating the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring product to consider subsidising it under the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS). JDRF welcomes improved access to technologies that enable people with type 1 diabetes to better manage their blood glucose levels. The FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System is a […]