About one third of individuals with type 1 diabetes will develop kidney complications during their lifetime. Current treatment options for diabetic kidney disease can slow but not stop its progression, highlighting an urgent need for new approaches. Scientists at Boston’s Joslin Diabetes Center have revealed an unexpected route to slow the progression of diabetic kidney […]

Six things to know about clinical trials
Published on May 19, 2017

This year, 20 May 2017 is International Clinical Trials Day, which aims to help raise awareness of the important role clinical trials play in public health and medical progress. Despite how critical these trials are to finding therapies to cure, prevent and treat type 1 diabetes (T1D), many people have questions about how clinical trials […]

Lachie is not too busy
Published on May 4, 2017

Sixteen year old Lachlan has such a busy life that if we listed all his hobbies and interests here, we’d have no room for anything else. Alongside debating, art and technology, he’s an accomplished sportsman on field and in pool. He also does a little kite-surfing in his spare time. There’s one other interest that […]

From bucket list to Birdsville
Published on April 28, 2017

Four ‘ordinary working mums’, brought together by a shared love of running, will traverse 250km across the desert for JDRF in the Big Red Run. Liz, Kylie, Kim and Nikki, all from Kyabram in regional Victoria, are currently juggling training with jobs, family and of course, their fundraising goals. Liz spared some time out of […]

Securing the talented future of type 1 diabetes research
Published on April 27, 2017

JDRF is excited to announce that the JDRF/Macquarie Group Foundation Future Research Leaders Program (FRLP) pilot launched this month. Seven of the best and brightest rising stars of type 1 diabetes research, specialising in areas including glucose control, complications, immunology and beta cell biology are the first group to go through the program in its […]

Generous Canadian dad gifts $3 million at JDRF Gala
Published on April 26, 2017

Canadian business executive, Tom Gaglardi, President of Northland Properties Corporation and owner of the Dallas Stars ice hockey team, presented a generous gift of CAD 3 million to JDRF Canada to support cure-related research activities in the areas of encapsulation, and beta cell replacement and regeneration. Gaglardi’s gift will support JDRF’s global efforts to advance […]

JDRF is delighted with today’s announcement by the Minister for Health and Minister for Sport, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, that the Australian Government will provide access to fully-subsidised continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology from 1 April 2017. The scheme welcomes eligible children and young people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) under 21 years of […]

Stressed-out beta cells masters of own demise?
Published on March 30, 2017

The prevailing belief on how type 1 diabetes (T1D) develops is that the immune system mistakenly identifies insulin-producing beta cells as foreign, leading to their destruction. A new study published in Nature Medicine has found beta cells themselves may be causing the destructive immune response that leads to T1D. This is a relatively new concept […]

A brave mum’s thank you
Published on March 30, 2017

Jodie joined JDRF at Parliament House in Canberra, to bravely share her family’s story during an update on the Government’s investment in type 1 diabetes research. Her speech, raw with emotion, gave MPs and staffers a first-hand look into what it’s like for families to live with the burden of T1D every day. There was […]