Lachie is not too busy
Published on May 4, 2017

Sixteen year old Lachlan has such a busy life that if we listed all his hobbies and interests here, we’d have no room for anything else. Alongside debating, art and technology, he’s an accomplished sportsman on field and in pool. He also does a little kite-surfing in his spare time. There’s one other interest that […]

Securing the talented future of type 1 diabetes research
Published on April 27, 2017

JDRF is excited to announce that the JDRF/Macquarie Group Foundation Future Research Leaders Program (FRLP) pilot launched this month. Seven of the best and brightest rising stars of type 1 diabetes research, specialising in areas including glucose control, complications, immunology and beta cell biology are the first group to go through the program in its […]

Stressed-out beta cells masters of own demise?
Published on March 30, 2017

The prevailing belief on how type 1 diabetes (T1D) develops is that the immune system mistakenly identifies insulin-producing beta cells as foreign, leading to their destruction. A new study published in Nature Medicine has found beta cells themselves may be causing the destructive immune response that leads to T1D. This is a relatively new concept […]


There are a number of genes linked to type 1 diabetes (T1D), but not everyone with these genes will develop the condition. This suggests that there are likely environmental triggers that stimulate the development of T1D. The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY), a study part-supported by JDRF, investigates the environmental factors that […]

‘Medicinal food’ diet counters onset of type 1 diabetes
Published on March 28, 2017

A JDRF-supported study has found – for the first time – that a diet that produces high amounts of the short-chain fatty acids acetate and butyrate provided a beneficial effect on the immune system and protected against type 1 diabetes. The specialised diet developed by CSIRO and refined by Monash University researchers uses resistant starches – […]

Exercise and type 1 diabetes: World-first guidelines consensus
Published on February 22, 2017

A report by leading type 1 diabetes experts (T1D) from around the world has for the first time, provided consensus on managing blood glucose levels safely while exercising. The report, ‘Exercise management in type 1 diabetes: a consensus statement’ was published in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology journal and involved a team of 21 researchers, including […]

JDRF T1D Fund launches with USD 42 million in commitments
Published on February 17, 2017

JDRF International, our US counterpart, has launched an early-stage investment fund to catalyse development of commercial type 1 diabetes (T1D) therapies. This initiative brings a venture philanthropy model to the fight against T1D. The JDRF T1D Fund is the first and largest investment vehicle devoted to identifying and funding high impact T1D commercial opportunities in active […]


Senator The Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training, and The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health and Minister for Sport, have today announced the recipients of Innovation Award grants for research into type 1 diabetes. Three bold, promising research projects have been selected and will benefit from $4.5 million in funding from […]

International type 1 diabetes experts converge on Sydney
Published on January 11, 2017

In December, the Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network (T1DCRN) brought together leading national and international experts in type 1 diabetes in Sydney for the 2016 BRIdGE Symposium (Building Research Ideas across Geography and Expertise). This year’s theme was innovation in autoimmunity and complications. A mix of high calibre clinicians, clinical researchers and basic researchers […]

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