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“It can happen to anyone”
Published on November 2, 2017

It was during a chat with his state manager that Peter Machin became inspired to begin his fundraising journey. Peter’s boss was telling him about a fundraising bike ride he had done for charity. This got him thinking about how he could turn his skill at playing darts into something more meaningful. Peter’s 11-year-old  son […]

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.

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 […]

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.

A little girl’s big wish for her mum
Published on September 21, 2017

Often we see parents doing great things in honour of a child with type 1 diabetes, but one little girl is flipping that familiar concept on its head.  Ten-year old Jessica (left) from Kellyville, NSW, took inspiration from her mum Kristy’s ongoing battle with type 1 diabetes, tirelessly campaigning for three years to hold a […]