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 […]

Published on August 12, 2016

JDRF originated in Australia in 1982 as a volunteer-led organisation, and the passion and dedication of those who provide time, resources, and experience is still key to our growth and continued progress today. Volunteers are our heritage and heart of JDRF, and will remain a vital part of our journey towards a world without type 1 diabetes. […]

Café of Love
Published on July 28, 2016

Some teenagers don’t like to eat breakfast. Fifteen years ago in one Victorian family, the father of a teenage girl with type 1 diabetes decided to eat breakfast with his daughter every day. Together with his wife, the father needed to see their daughter eat to be confident that her blood glucose level was safe […]

JDRF supporter takes South Australian CDE of the Year award
Published on July 15, 2016

JDRF congratulates three of our supporters, who have been named in the ADEA (Australia Diabetes Educators Association) 2016 CDE of the Year Award Program. One of these ladies, Kirrily Chambers, is Australia’s first pharmacist to qualify as a Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE). Kirrily has won the title CDE of the Year in SA. Having been diagnosed with type […]

One Walk: Are you ready?
Published on July 5, 2016

Warm up your swiping fingers and get your mice at the ready. Registrations will open tomorrow for the 2016 JDRF One Walk! It will be FREE to join the JDRF community and walk together for a world without type 1 diabetes. The JDRF One Walk is the world’s largest type 1 diabetes event and brings […]

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?