Future Research Leaders: Meet Dr Esteban Gurzov
Published on November 30, 2017

Dr Esteban Gurzov is one of the first participants to be part of the JDRF/Macquarie Group Foundation Future Research Leaders Pilot Program. Dr Esteban Gurzov fell in love with science as a young boy when his Dad bought him Carl Sagan’s book Cosmos. He was hooked, writing letters to NASA and waiting anxiously for the […]

I have T1D but it does not have me
Published on November 17, 2017

For Daniel Webb, type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a bit of a family affair. The Tasmanian was diagnosed with T1D aged six, his younger sister Claire was diagnosed a few years later at 11. Just two months ago, the Webbs were struck a third blow when 26-year-old Emma was diagnosed. To put a positive spin […]

Three generations. Five family members. One wish.
Published on November 14, 2017

Anna and her three boys live in Toowoomba, inland from Brisbane, and they all have type 1 diabetes. They try to maintain a sense of humour, but as Anna explains, the condition takes a huge toll on the family. “I’ve had to live with this for 30 years,” says the mum who was first diagnosed […]

Existing drugs help teens with type 1 diabetes
Published on November 3, 2017

A global adolescent type 1 diabetes (T1D) study, part-funded by JDRF, has found that drugs used to treat blood pressure and cholesterol in adults can reduce the risk of kidney disease in young people with diabetes. The four-year AdDIT (Adolescent Type 1 Diabetes cardio-renal Intervention Trial) study screened 4,407 young people across three continents — […]

“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 […]