The high school years and type 1 diabetes
Published on January 25, 2019

When children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) become teens, parents must balance the fast pace of high school with new social activities and more independence. Sound impossible? It’s certainly not easy, but it can be done. Read an extract from JDRF’s Teen Toolkit, with some useful strategies for parents on coping with those high school […]

Funding will support 120,000 Australians living with this condition. JDRF welcomes the news today that the Australian Labor Party (ALP) has committed to continued support of the Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network (CRN), if elected to power in the 2019 election.  The $50m, over five years, will ensure the world-class research delivered to date […]

From JDRF Youth Ambassador to talented photographer
Published on January 9, 2019

Matt Antulov and his identical twin, Lucas, were once cute kids in tiny tuxedos holding a giant cheque at the 2007 JDRF Sydney Gala. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at just 20 months old, Matt and his family have had a long-standing relationship with JDRF. Matt is now 17 and a bit taller than […]

Celebrating a second successful Type One Summit
Published on December 4, 2018

Melbournians with a type 1 diabetes connection turned out in their droves to enjoy the state’s very first Type One Summit event on Sunday 11 November. Type One Summit is an event with something for everyone, no matter what age or stage of their type 1 diabetes (T1D) journey. Despite a busy Spring Carnival week […]

JDRF blue army marches past the one million mark
Published on December 3, 2018

Type 1 diabetes is a complex disease, and one that needs the strength of an army to bring it to an end for good. We have the world’s best and brightest scientists in the field working hard every day. But it’s the blue army which continues to power this important research. This year, our JDRF […]

You might be surprised to learn that there is an overlapping biology of cancer immunity and other autoimmune disorders. Our type 1 diabetes researchers aren’t! JDRF International hosted its first major workshop in North America on the topic of common mechanisms of autoimmunity earlier this year. The workshop was titled “Revisiting Autoimmunity: Can we use […]

Is your Christmas wish the same as Julian’s?
Published on November 12, 2018

Meet 7-year-old Julian. He loves soccer, birthday parties and playing with his friends. He doesn’t like type 1 diabetes (T1D). This year, Julian and his family are fronting JDRF’s Christmas Giving Appeal. Learn a little more about the family below.  At 22-months-old, Julian was your typical boisterous and happy little boy. Then his mum and […]