Our greatest research moments of 2017
Published on February 1, 2018

As we embark on a brand new calendar year, let’s take a moment to pause and reflect on some advances in type 1 diabetes research from the previous 12 months. We’re closer to a cure than we were one year ago, and we have laid the groundwork for further success in 2018. In 2017, JDRF […]

When viruses use their powers for good
Published on January 25, 2018

A study partly-funded by JDRF has found that viruses could be the answer for the survival of insulin-producing beta cells. This approach could combat type 1 diabetes. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh were able to restore normal blood glucose levels in mice using a virus carrying two genes. These genes contained instructions for two […]

JDRF secures new talent for type 1 diabetes clinical research
Published on December 4, 2017

JDRF is pleased to announce the recipients of the Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network’s (T1DCRN) Mentored Clinician Researcher Fellowship Award (MCRF) for 2017. The T1DCRN is an innovative clinical research program led by JDRF Australia and funded by a Special Research Initiative through the Australian Research Council (ARC). One of the key objectives of […]

Future Research Leaders: Meet Dr Esteban Gurzov
Published on November 30, 2017

Dr Esteban Gurzov is one of the first participants to be part of the JDRF/Macquarie Group Foundation Future Research Leaders Pilot Program. Dr Esteban Gurzov fell in love with science as a young boy when his Dad bought him Carl Sagan’s book Cosmos. He was hooked, writing letters to NASA and waiting anxiously for the […]


JDRF-funded researchers have announced that pregnant women living with type 1 diabetes who used a continuous glucose monitor, or CGM, during their pregnancy in a major trial had better blood glucose control and healthier babies. The international trial, named CONCEPTT, is the first study to show the benefits of CGM use on non-glycaemic health outcomes during pregnancy.

Rising stars of research tackle second leadership workshop
Published on October 18, 2017

Have you been following the journey of the JDRF/Macquarie Group Foundation Future Research Leaders Pilot Program? Seven of the best and brightest rising stars of type 1 diabetes research are part of the pilot and in September they came together for a second intensive two-day leadership workshop. Management consultancy, Marlow Hampshire, and career and capability […]

PEAK Program says exercise and T1D can go hand-in-hand
Published on October 16, 2017

More than 60 healthcare professionals from around Australia descended upon Canberra recently to participate in the JDRF Type 1 Diabetes Performance in Exercise and Knowledge (PEAK) program. Keynote speakers included Australian type 1 diabetes (T1D) experts Professor Tim Jones, Dr Carmel Smart, Professor Liz Davis, Professor Paul Fournier and Professor Stephen Twigg as well as international […]

JDRF advocates gather to say thanks
Published on October 4, 2017
Research Progress

More than 80 advocates join supporters and the Prime Minister to celebrate a decade of Australian government investment in type 1 diabetes research. On a glorious Sydney day, JDRF supporters and advocates were hosted by the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull at Kirribilli House to mark ten years of federal government support for type one research.

Islet transplantation in Australia: A journey from bench to bedside
Published on September 27, 2017

A decade ago, islet transplantation was just an experimental procedure confined to labs across Australia. Today, thanks to Government support driven by JDRF advocates, islet transplantation has been a reality for a group of eligible adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D), and there are intensive research efforts behind making the procedure even wider-reaching.