JDRF and the Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network (T1DCRN) are proud to congratulate Professor John Shine AC (left) and Professor Peter Colman AM (right) for receiving Queen’s Birthday Honours this month. Professor John Shine, Head of the Neuronal Stem Cells Laboratory at Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Chairman of CSL Ltd. received a Companion […]

Life changed for this family in an instant
Published on May 24, 2017

Hayley Feldman was a healthy 11-year-old who loved her sport. Along with her twin sister, Sarina, Hayley was a keen basketballer. And very competitive. But one Saturday morning, Hayley wasn’t putting much effort into her game. That was not like her at all. It was around that time, that Hayley had lost a lot of […]

 Two promising research projects have been targeted to receive contract seed funding grants, and will benefit from $350k in funding from the Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network (T1DCRN), itself an innovative clinical research program led by JDRF Australia and funded by a Special Research Initiative through the Australian Research Council (ARC). These two projects […]

A new technique that uses modified insulin and red blood cells to create a glucose-responsive insulin (GRI) delivery system has been developed by researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina in the USA. The new technique effectively reduced blood sugar levels for more than 48 hours in mice that had type 1 diabetes. […]

About one third of individuals with type 1 diabetes will develop kidney complications during their lifetime. Current treatment options for diabetic kidney disease can slow but not stop its progression, highlighting an urgent need for new approaches. Scientists at Boston’s Joslin Diabetes Center have revealed an unexpected route to slow the progression of diabetic kidney […]

Six things to know about clinical trials
Published on May 19, 2017

This year, 20 May 2017 is International Clinical Trials Day, which aims to help raise awareness of the important role clinical trials play in public health and medical progress. Despite how critical these trials are to finding therapies to cure, prevent and treat type 1 diabetes (T1D), many people have questions about how clinical trials […]

Lachie is not too busy
Published on May 4, 2017

Sixteen year old Lachlan has such a busy life that if we listed all his hobbies and interests here, we’d have no room for anything else. Alongside debating, art and technology, he’s an accomplished sportsman on field and in pool. He also does a little kite-surfing in his spare time. There’s one other interest that […]

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 […]