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Type One Summit – Now available to watch
Published on February 5, 2019

Late last year, JDRF hosted its second Type One Summit event in Melbourne, bringing together some of Australia’s most notable names in type 1 diabetes research to share their insights with our community. The feature session of the day saw all Summit guests come together for a keynote presentations and a clinical trials Q&A, starring […]

Vale, Brian Mellor
Published on February 5, 2019

We are saddened to announce the passing of one of JDRF’s founding members, Brian Mellor. Brian’s friends and fellow founding parents have kindly shared with our community, some words about his JDRF journey. “It is with great sadness that we write to notify JDRF of the death of Brian Mellor on 19 December 2018.

Funding will help support translate more innovations into useful treatments for people living with type 1 diabetes. JDRF welcomes the news today that the Liberal National Government has committed to continued support of the Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network (CRN).  The $54.5m over five years, will continue the work of the network, most recently […]

Future Research Leaders: Meet Associate Professor Melinda Coughlan
Published on February 1, 2019

Associate Professor Melinda Coughlan is Head of the Coughlan Lab at Monash University, leading research to stop complications of diabetes and understand dietary factors connected with the disease. She’s a rising star in the type 1 diabetes (T1D) research world, and that’s why we’re proud to have her as part of the JDRF/Macquarie Group Foundation Future Research […]

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 […]