JDRF One Ride 2018: Goodbye to the Barossa
Published on April 24, 2018

It was an emotional weekend for many supporters and Riders who came together for the 15th and final JDRF One Ride in South Australia’s Barossa Valley. Around 250 Riders turned out to cover a range of distances between 35km and 160km in the name of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Among them were founders of […]

It’s not easy being a teen!
Published on March 29, 2018

Especially being a teen with type 1 diabetes.  Teenagers are a group particularly vulnerable to mental health issues, so how does adding a chronic health condition affect this? What is JDRF doing to help parents and their teens smooth the transition into adulthood? Right now, there are nearly 10,000 Australian teenagers and pre-teens facing the […]

JDRF goes on tour as advocacy campaign hots up
Published on February 28, 2018

JDRF advocates from all over the country have been ramping up their activity, in what promises to be a busy year ahead. Advocates have been meeting with their local MPs and Senators, thanking them for their support but also reminding them of the vital importance of their continued support for type 1 diabetes research. One […]

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 […]