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, […]

Does the gut hold the answer to preventing type 1 diabetes?
Published on October 2, 2018

Australian researchers have found a direct link between the bacteria in our gut and pancreatic function in people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and those at high risk, for the first time. All the microorganisms in the gut, including bacteria and viruses, make up what is called the gut microbiome. The microbiome influences our health […]

Seaweed study shows encapsulation promise
Published on September 27, 2018

New research part-funded by JDRF has found a material derived from seaweed could help to protect insulin-producing beta cells after they’ve been transplanted into the body. Islet transplantation is currently limited to people who have unstable type 1 diabetes (T1D), particularly those with hypoglycaemic unawareness who suffer recurrent and severe ‘hypos’. While islet transplantation is […]

Steve is riding through the night for JDRF in Revolve24
Published on September 3, 2018

Steve is taking on the 24 hour challenge option in Revolve24, and will ride through an entire day and night to achieve his own cycling goals and raise funds for type 1 diabetes research. As husband to Lynn, who lives with type 1 diabetes, Steve is well versed in how it can impact the lives […]

What have our Future Research Leaders been up to?
Published on September 3, 2018

These past two months have been busy for the future leaders of Australian type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, with one group of the JDRF/Macquarie Group Foundation Future Research Leaders Program (FRLP) finishing up their leadership skills workshops for the year, and another group just beginning. An initiative of JDRF and principally supported by the Macquarie […]

Advocates prevail in the eye of the Canberra storm
Published on August 31, 2018

On Thursday 23 August, JDRF’s Kids in the House event came to life, a culmination of more than 12 months’ hard work by JDRF staff, advocates and their families to remind politicians of the importance of continuing to fund research to unlock a cure for type 1 diabetes. Over 100 advocates and their families descended on […]

The Numbers That Count premieres at Kids in the House
Published on August 23, 2018

A very special premiere of The Numbers That Count took place in the theatres of Parliament House at Kids in the House 2018. Federal politicians joined more than 100 JDRF advocates to watch this special video which details why continued research funding is the key to a cure for type 1 diabetes. WATCH The Numbers […]

So, what is Kids in the House anyway?
Published on August 20, 2018

If you have been following JDRF across our social channels, or have been speaking to any of our diligent advocates, you may have heard of Kids in the House. Curious as to what it is? And how you can support? Then read on! What is Kids in the House?

Meet our 2018 JDRF Pin & Win ambassadors
Published on August 16, 2018

JDRF is the Melbourne Cup Carnival official Pin & Win charity partner again in 2018, and we’re ready to build on the successes of last year. Helping us out with the ambassador duties will be some new faces – Grace (8) and her mum, Toula. Get to know more about the Victorian family, and how […]