My diagnosis: Elle’s story
Published on November 8, 2018

My name is Elle Christian Manfield and I have type 1 diabetes. On 8 December 2014, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D). My little sister Asha Mari Manfield was diagnosed with diabetes on 17 June 2013. That was probably the scariest day of my life, along with the day I was diagnosed too.  So, I […]

Get a head start on your Christmas shopping and support JDRF
Published on November 5, 2018

Our new Hero Shopper site is growing in popularity, as JDRF supporters realise the benefits of a new and different way to fund type 1 diabetes research which doesn’t cost anything extra. We think the lead up to Christmas is the perfect time to find out how you can shop at your favourite brands, and […]

Discovery paves way for type 1 diabetes therapy
Published on October 25, 2018

Researchers at St Vincent’s Institute (SVI) in Melbourne led by JDRF Career Development Award recipient, Associate Professor Stuart Mannering, have identified a key target of the immune response that causes type 1 diabetes (T1D). We know that that T1D is caused by the immune system destroying insulin-producing beta cells, however the immune system is extremely […]

Tracy’s journey towards a life free from insulin
Published on October 23, 2018

Before her islet transplantation, life for Tracy Humphries was unpredictable to say the least. Tracy was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at age 10, and at first, her T1D journey went quite smoothly. She even lived overseas for a year and enjoyed everything that a young person should. However, as Tracy grew into adulthood, […]

JDRF’s Type One Summit is coming to Melbourne
Published on October 3, 2018

Whether you are dealing with a new diagnosis, have lived with type 1 diabetes (T1D) for many years, or care for someone with T1D, you’ll find value (and some new friends) at the JDRF Type One Summit. Summit is a one-day event which caters for children, teens and adults with T1D, as well as parents, […]

Does the gut hold the answer to preventing type 1 diabetes?
Published on October 2, 2018

Australian researchers have found a direct link between the bacteria in our gut and pancreatic function in people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and those at high risk, for the first time. All the microorganisms in the gut, including bacteria and viruses, make up what is called the gut microbiome. The microbiome influences our health […]

Seaweed study shows encapsulation promise
Published on September 27, 2018

New research part-funded by JDRF has found a material derived from seaweed could help to protect insulin-producing beta cells after they’ve been transplanted into the body. Islet transplantation is currently limited to people who have unstable type 1 diabetes (T1D), particularly those with hypoglycaemic unawareness who suffer recurrent and severe ‘hypos’. While islet transplantation is […]

Steve is riding through the night for JDRF in Revolve24
Published on September 3, 2018

Steve is taking on the 24 hour challenge option in Revolve24, and will ride through an entire day and night to achieve his own cycling goals and raise funds for type 1 diabetes research. As husband to Lynn, who lives with type 1 diabetes, Steve is well versed in how it can impact the lives […]

What have our Future Research Leaders been up to?
Published on September 3, 2018

These past two months have been busy for the future leaders of Australian type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, with one group of the JDRF/Macquarie Group Foundation Future Research Leaders Program (FRLP) finishing up their leadership skills workshops for the year, and another group just beginning. An initiative of JDRF and principally supported by the Macquarie […]