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Ever wished the teenage years came with a guidebook?
Published on February 27, 2018

Teenage years are difficult at the best of times. For the teens themselves and their parents too!  Throwing type 1 diabetes (T1D) in the mix can make things even more of a challenge. JDRF is thrilled to release a new resource for parents – the Teen Toolkit. Families with teens have a minefield of changes […]

Immune cells seen flocking to the pancreas in type 1 diabetes
Published on February 25, 2018

Researchers from Europe have discovered that people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) have more beta cell-targeting immune cells in the pancreas than people without T1D. This is an interesting finding given that both groups have similar numbers of immune cells overall. This knowledge helps researchers further understand the process leading to T1D.

Australian research confirms a gut feeling
Published on February 22, 2018

Recent research part-funded by JDRF and led by Dr Emma-Hamilton Williams from the University of Queensland found that targeting microorganisms in the gut has the potential to prevent type 1 diabetes. The microorganism population in your gut, including bacteria and viruses, is known as the microbiome. Many of the microorganisms help us – for example, […]

Insulin pump system found to reduce hypos
Published on February 2, 2018

New research funded by JDRF’s T1DCRN has found a pump that suspends insulin delivery when blood glucose levels fall can halve time spent in hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) in young people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Integrating real-time continuous glucose monitoring systems (CGM) and pump therapy has been an important milestone in the management of […]

Our greatest research moments of 2017
Published on February 1, 2018

As we embark on a brand new calendar year, let’s take a moment to pause and reflect on some advances in type 1 diabetes research from the previous 12 months. We’re closer to a cure than we were one year ago, and we have laid the groundwork for further success in 2018. In 2017, JDRF […]

Running to remember Lewis
Published on January 30, 2018

It was a tough week for Geelong’s Clinton Meehan when we spoke with him in January. The fifth anniversary of his stepbrother Lewis’ passing and a time of mixed emotions. Lewis Marnell was a professional skateboarder for both Nike SB Team and Almost Skateboards, and his crew and fans definitely haven’t forgotten the Aussie legend. […]

When viruses use their powers for good
Published on January 25, 2018

A study partly-funded by JDRF has found that viruses could be the answer for the survival of insulin-producing beta cells. This approach could combat type 1 diabetes. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh were able to restore normal blood glucose levels in mice using a virus carrying two genes. These genes contained instructions for two […]

A One Ride wedding
Published on January 17, 2018

When Sarah finally talked her partner Andrew into signing up for JDRF One Ride, she didn’t let on that it would be an annual event for the couple. Nor did they imagine it would come to mark a milestone they’ll celebrate forever! That was eight years ago, and the two are returning for their ninth […]

A bumper year for JDRF One Walk 
Published on December 5, 2017

As the last walkers crossed the finish line on Sunday 3 December in Sydney and Bendigo, the JDRF One Walk 2017 season rolled to a close. It’s certainly been an epic couple of months, with One Walks taking place around Australia each weekend. We had more than 6,000 people register to Walk – and fundraise […]

Collector cards score nearly $40,000 for JDRF
Published on December 5, 2017

The NBL’s Perth Wildcats teamed up with Coles supermarkets in Western Australia to help raise funds for JDRF again in 2017. During the first half of November, which included World Diabetes Day, shoppers could pick up a Perth Wildcats trading card at 99 of Coles’ WA stores. A donation of just $2 to JDRF got […]