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 […]

Cyclist Carlee Taylor joins Revolve24 as JDRF ambassador
Published on July 19, 2018

South Australian cyclist, Carlee Taylor, will ride in Revolve24 Australia as an ambassador for JDRF at The Bend Motorsport Park next March. JDRF is proud to be the official charity partner of Revolve24 Australia 2019. Carlee, 29, was a triathlete before commencing her cycling career as the 2008 Amy Gillett Scholarship recipient. She has ridden […]

Response statement – CGM coverage on The Project
Published on July 6, 2018
Research Progress

You may have seen some media coverage on The Project this week on the need for access to Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs) and its funding for adults over 21. JDRF Australia is strongly supportive of this need and has been a long-term and passionate advocate for the benefits of CGM for all people living with […]

The first group of talented scientists have completed the JDRF/Macquarie Group Foundation Future Research Leaders Program and secured funding for an exciting new study. The JDRF advocacy team were back in Canberra this week, with advocates, politicians, researchers and supporters – celebrating the first group of researchers to complete the Program.  The Program was established […]

La Habana lights up the night to the tune of $1.66m!
Published on June 28, 2018

JDRF’s Australian Galas have had a record-breaking year, surpassing a goal of $1.5m for type 1 diabetes research. The three La Habana events in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth raised a combined total of $1.66m for more promising scientific breakthroughs! Perth and Melbourne events selling out prior to event night added to the pre-event excitement. On […]

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