“Our diabetes hero”
Published on July 24, 2017

Trent takes us back to the Sunday in June, when his son Cody fell dangerously ill before his diagnosis with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Through hosting a regional JDRF One Walk later this year, Trent hopes to not only raise funds for JDRF’s T1D research, but also awareness of the signs of T1D. If other […]

Future Research Leaders: Dr Eliana Marino talks to JDRF
Published on July 14, 2017

Dr Eliana Marino is one of our first seven participants in the pilot year of the JDRF/Macquarie Group Foundation Future Research Leaders Program (FRLP). Hailing from Venezuela, the bubbly Dr Marino speaks with exuberance and energy. She sees beyond what’s happening on the laboratory benchtop, to how the type 1 diabetes community will benefit as […]

At the world’s largest diabetes research conference, held last month, JDRF-funded researchers highlighted exciting breakthroughs and vital work that is paving the way to new type 1 diabetes therapies. More than 18,000 physicians, researchers, health care professionals and patient advocates attended the event, which highlights the latest findings in all major areas of the diabetes research […]

Make your voices heard
Published on June 28, 2017

The Australian Government’s Department of Health is evaluating the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring product to consider subsidising it under the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS). JDRF welcomes improved access to technologies that enable people with type 1 diabetes to better manage their blood glucose levels. The FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System is a […]

An American research team, partly funded by JDRF, have developed a hydrogel material that increased islet survival and function after transplantation in mice. The research, published in Science Advances, used a degradable hydrogel material combined with a protein called vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), to stimulate the growth of blood vessels into transplanted cells.

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 […]