Nominations open for Kids In The House 2018
Published on May 2, 2018

Things are hotting up in JDRF’s advocacy space, with less than four months to go until Kids In The House, our major event in Parliament House on 23 August. Kids In The House is the culmination of months of meetings with JDRF advocates talking to their federal MPs and Senators about the impact and importance of […]

Which health checks do I need and when?
Published on April 30, 2018

Living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) as an adult can occupy a lot of brain space! We’ve made it a little bit easier, with this handy exams and tests checklist. Whether you’re newly-diagnosed or just need a refresher, check this cheat sheet to make sure you’re up to date with the exams and tests you […]

JDRF One Ride 2018: Goodbye to the Barossa
Published on April 24, 2018

It was an emotional weekend for many supporters and Riders who came together for the 15th and final JDRF One Ride in South Australia’s Barossa Valley. Around 250 Riders turned out to cover a range of distances between 35km and 160km in the name of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Among them were founders of […]

Researchers based out of the University of Queensland have found a way to identify babies who will develop type 1 diabetes (T1D) in future. The team, including JDRF-funded researcher Ahmed Mehdi, examined data collected over 10 years from children at risk of type 1 diabetes. Before getting T1D, genetically-susceptible individuals develop islet autoantibodies, often during the […]

New funding allows JDRF’s prevention research to go deeper
Published on April 9, 2018

Two promising Australian research projects have been awarded almost $3 million in funding from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, to be administered by JDRF Australia. A prestigious partnership                                                                  The Helmsley Charitable Trust is one of the largest medical research-funding philanthropic trusts in the world. Helmsley has provided more than US$1.5 billion of grants since […]

Buy an Entertainment™ Membership and support JDRF
Published on April 5, 2018

Buy an Entertainment™ Membership and support JDRF, while enjoying great deals for date nights, get-togethers with friends and family, or treats just for you. The new 2018 | 2019 Entertainment™ Book and Digital Memberships are available now. The Entertainment™ Book is a local restaurant and activity guide which provides hundreds of up to 50% off and […]

It’s not easy being a teen!
Published on March 29, 2018

Especially being a teen with type 1 diabetes.  Teenagers are a group particularly vulnerable to mental health issues, so how does adding a chronic health condition affect this? What is JDRF doing to help parents and their teens smooth the transition into adulthood? Right now, there are nearly 10,000 Australian teenagers and pre-teens facing the […]

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