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JDRF is delighted with today’s announcement by the Minister for Health and Minister for Sport, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, that the Australian Government will provide access to fully-subsidised continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology from 1 April 2017. The scheme welcomes eligible children and young people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) under 21 years of […]

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 […]

A brave mum’s thank you
Published on March 30, 2017

Jodie joined JDRF at Parliament House in Canberra, to bravely share her family’s story during an update on the Government’s investment in type 1 diabetes research. Her speech, raw with emotion, gave MPs and staffers a first-hand look into what it’s like for families to live with the burden of T1D every day. There was […]

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 – […]

JDRF team ‘walk the talk’ during Government Week
Published on March 27, 2017

Young and old, we encourage everyone in our community who’d like to see positive change for type 1 diabetes to get involved in the JDRF Advocacy program. By reaching out to today’s political decision makers we can help them to understand what life is like with T1D, and have an opportunity to get their support.

Buy an Entertainment Membership and support JDRF
Published on March 24, 2017

Buy an Entertainment™ Membership and support JDRF, while enjoying great deals for date nights, get-togethers with friends and family, or treats just for you. The new 2017 | 2018 Entertainment™ Book and Digital Memberships are available now and are packed with thousands of up to 50% OFF and 2-for-1 offers on things like restaurants, cafes, […]

Will is off to Washington, D.C.
Published on March 23, 2017

Will Cullen, 11, from Western Sydney, is representing Australia at the JDRF 2017 Children’s Congress in Washington, D.C. Will joined JDRF Australia’s Advocacy program at the tender age of three, and is still hard at work seeking MP engagement to improve the lives of people with type 1 diabetes! He’s grown up to add his own […]

Meet our Melbourne Cup Carnival Pin & Win ambassadors
Published on March 3, 2017

JDRF is excited to join forces with the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) at this year’s Melbourne Cup Carnival, as the official 2017 Pin & Win charity. Experienced jockey, Matthew Allen, launched the campaign at Australian Guineas Day on Saturday 4 March, along with his 12-year-old son Max, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at […]

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 […]