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From bucket list to Birdsville
Published on April 28, 2017

Four ‘ordinary working mums’, brought together by a shared love of running, will traverse 250km across the desert for JDRF in the Big Red Run. Liz, Kylie, Kim and Nikki, all from Kyabram in regional Victoria, are currently juggling training with jobs, family and of course, their fundraising goals. Liz spared some time out of […]

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 […]

Generous Canadian dad gifts $3 million at JDRF Gala
Published on April 26, 2017

Canadian business executive, Tom Gaglardi, President of Northland Properties Corporation and owner of the Dallas Stars ice hockey team, presented a generous gift of CAD 3 million to JDRF Canada to support cure-related research activities in the areas of encapsulation, and beta cell replacement and regeneration. Gaglardi’s gift will support JDRF’s global efforts to advance […]

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.