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 […]

Fighting for a cure
Published on August 8, 2018

Bailey Mannix was only three years old when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D), but he “can recall the day pretty clearly”.  He remembers his mum collecting him early from his Central Coast NSW day-care. An ambulance met them on the freeway and they headed towards Gosford Hospital. Bailey was there for 10 […]

Spotlight on Future Research Leader, Dr Kirstine Bell
Published on August 6, 2018

Dr Kirstine Bell, better known to some as Kirstie, learnt a lot from the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community about what it’s like to live with the condition while she worked as a dietitian and credentialled diabetes educator (CDE). Hearing from her patients got Dr Bell thinking, “there’s got to be a better way of […]

People with type 1 diabetes (T1D) have to live with it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. But this year’s American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) 78th Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Florida brought hope and inspiration to people living with T1D. The ADA 78th Scientific Sessions highlighted some important JDRF-funded and […]

JDRF selected as one of 200 businesses of tomorrow
Published on July 23, 2018

Our selection in this Westpac program is a great recognition of JDRF’s tireless advocacy for type 1 diabetes research.  JDRF is proud to be selected as one of 200 innovative organisations shaping Australia’s future, as part of the Businesses of Tomorrow program. The program, developed by Westpac, seeks to reward and recognise businesses that have […]

Meet Emma, our volunteer Penrith One Walk host
Published on July 20, 2018

Emma Hogan was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at Monday 17 August 2009 at the age of seven years old. Her parents noticed that she had been losing weight and going to the bathroom every night at 3am without fail, but they put it down to her rigorous dancing schedule. When they noticed how much […]