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Meet Emma, our volunteer Penrith One Walk host
Published on July 20, 2018

Emma Hogan was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at Monday 17 August 2009 at the age of seven years old. Her parents noticed that she had been losing weight and going to the bathroom every night at 3am without fail, but they put it down to her rigorous dancing schedule. When they noticed how much […]

Cyclist Carlee Taylor joins Revolve24 as JDRF ambassador
Published on July 19, 2018

South Australian cyclist, Carlee Taylor, will ride in Revolve24 Australia as an ambassador for JDRF at The Bend Motorsport Park next March. JDRF is proud to be the official charity partner of Revolve24 Australia 2019. Carlee, 29, was a triathlete before commencing her cycling career as the 2008 Amy Gillett Scholarship recipient. She has ridden […]

Response statement – CGM coverage on The Project
Published on July 6, 2018
Research Progress

You may have seen some media coverage on The Project this week on the need for access to Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs) and its funding for adults over 21. JDRF Australia is strongly supportive of this need and has been a long-term and passionate advocate for the benefits of CGM for all people living with […]

The first group of talented scientists have completed the JDRF/Macquarie Group Foundation Future Research Leaders Program and secured funding for an exciting new study. The JDRF advocacy team were back in Canberra this week, with advocates, politicians, researchers and supporters – celebrating the first group of researchers to complete the Program.  The Program was established […]

La Habana lights up the night to the tune of $1.66m!
Published on June 28, 2018

JDRF’s Australian Galas have had a record-breaking year, surpassing a goal of $1.5m for type 1 diabetes research. The three La Habana events in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth raised a combined total of $1.66m for more promising scientific breakthroughs! Perth and Melbourne events selling out prior to event night added to the pre-event excitement. On […]

New insulin production findings contradict older beliefs
Published on June 27, 2018

New research part-funded by JDRF has found that insulin production rapidly declines after diagnosis but then stabilises after seven years. These findings open new doors to develop methods to preserve and regenerate remaining beta cells in the pancreas years after diagnosis. Historically, researchers thought that all beta cells are destroyed in type 1 diabetes (T1D). […]

Looking to the future: JDRF Research Strategy Meeting
Published on June 21, 2018

As one financial year comes to a close, JDRF is full steam ahead on work to fund the next stage of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. At the global internal research strategy meeting this month, JDRF’s team of scientists met with members of the JDRF Research Committee, as well as key opinion leaders from the […]

Our first ENDIA triplets!
Published on June 5, 2018

Melinda’s family has just doubled in size, as bouncing baby triplets have joined her, her husband and their two-and-a-half-year-old daughter Gemma. The three boys, Gennaro, Carmine and Renato, were born on 23 May 2018, and even before they made their grand entrance to the world, they’ve been helping us to find out what causes type 1 […]

Helping precious islets reach their destination safely
Published on May 25, 2018

Australia has three Islet Transplantation Centres (ITC), but only two islet isolation facilities. That means that precious donated islets sometimes have a way to go to get to their destination. Australian researchers have specially designed ‘egg cartons’ to provide oxygen and physically separate the islets, keeping more of them alive during transport.

Researchers have gained insight from a new study into how environmental factors such as viruses could contribute to the development of type 1 diabetes (T1D) and other autoimmune conditions. The study found that a protein produced by a virus binds to different genes associated with seven autoimmune conditions including T1D. Only about 5% of people […]