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?

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 […]