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 […]

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 […]