Celebrating a second successful Type One Summit
Published on December 4, 2018

Melbournians with a type 1 diabetes connection turned out in their droves to enjoy the state’s very first Type One Summit event on Sunday 11 November. Type One Summit is an event with something for everyone, no matter what age or stage of their type 1 diabetes (T1D) journey. Despite a busy Spring Carnival week […]

JDRF blue army marches past the one million mark
Published on December 3, 2018

Type 1 diabetes is a complex disease, and one that needs the strength of an army to bring it to an end for good. We have the world’s best and brightest scientists in the field working hard every day. But it’s the blue army which continues to power this important research. This year, our JDRF […]

You might be surprised to learn that there is an overlapping biology of cancer immunity and other autoimmune disorders. Our type 1 diabetes researchers aren’t! JDRF International hosted its first major workshop in North America on the topic of common mechanisms of autoimmunity earlier this year. The workshop was titled “Revisiting Autoimmunity: Can we use […]

Is your Christmas wish the same as Julian’s?
Published on November 12, 2018

Meet 7-year-old Julian. He loves soccer, birthday parties and playing with his friends. He doesn’t like type 1 diabetes (T1D). This year, Julian and his family are fronting JDRF’s Christmas Giving Appeal. Learn a little more about the family below.  At 22-months-old, Julian was your typical boisterous and happy little boy. Then his mum and […]

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, […]