A little girl’s big wish for her mum
Published on September 21, 2017

Often we see parents doing great things in honour of a child with type 1 diabetes, but one little girl is flipping that familiar concept on its head.  Ten-year old Jessica (left) from Kellyville, NSW, took inspiration from her mum Kristy’s ongoing battle with type 1 diabetes, tirelessly campaigning for three years to hold a […]

Five years of fundraising success in the West
Published on August 31, 2017

In 2012, a group of Western Australian volunteers banded together to create a new event that would raise awareness and funds for JDRF and type 1 diabetes. Now in its 6th year, Race for Research Melbourne Cup luncheon continues to be one of the most successful volunteer-led fundraising events supporting JDRF and type 1 diabetes (T1D) in Western […]

The legendary moustachioed cricketer, known as Beefy, captained the England side in the 1980s, and is regarded as one of the game’s finest all-rounders ever. Since retiring from the cricketing arena, Beefy has spent a large amount of his time fundraising for charities close to his heart; from golf days and sporting dinners to clay pigeon shoots […]

New immunotherapy treatment shows promise in first clinical trial
Published on August 20, 2017

Researchers from King’s College London and Cardiff University have tested a new immunotherapy treatment. The trial, which was partly funded by JDRF, indicated that the treatment was safe and suggests that it could have potential to preserve beta cell function in people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Why did they do this trial? T1D develops because […]

Forgoing the fries all July!
Published on August 1, 2017

Hot chips addict from Adelaide, Salomae, is putting aside her cravings for an entire month to support her boyfriend Tom, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) on his 21st birthday in 2013. As Salomae explains on her Team Cure Diabetes page, type 1 diabetes isn’t just a prick… but lot of pricks, every single […]

“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 […]