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Thousands Support CTN but No Funding Announcement Yet
Published on July 29, 2010

Thousands of advocates have made their voice heard for a Clinical Trial Network, with new supporters signing up every day. The message is clear; Australians cannot accept that our country is falling behind the US and the UK in access to the latest treatments and therapies for type 1 diabetes. A Government commitment of $35 […]

Diabetes Advisory Group doesn’t deliver for type 1
Published on July 29, 2010
General News

The Government has announced a new Advisory Group to advise on services for people with diabetes, but the type 1 diabetes community appears to be gravely under-represented. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the world’s largest non-government supporter of diabetes research, has not been invited to participate. CEO of JDRF Mike Wilson said he was […]

JDRF’s favourite TV star Rob dances up a strong position
Published on July 14, 2010

A glamourous Foxtrot in Episode 3 has put JDRF’s favourite TV tradie Rob Palmer and his dancing partner Alana in a strong position on the Dancing with the Stars scoreboard. Rob, from Channel Seven’s Better Homes and Gardens, said he was thrilled to swap his khakis for sequins on Dancing with the Stars. As a […]

In National Diabetes Week JDRF asks, Are you my type?
Published on July 7, 2010
General News

For National Diabetes Week 2010, JDRF contacted members of the Australian media to ask “Are you my type?” I’m not sure what you’re thinking… I’m actually talking about type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is like type 2 diabetes in some ways – the pancreas doesn’t function correctly and the disease can lead to serious […]

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JDRF welcomes today’s $35 million commitment from the Opposition Leader, the Hon. Tony Abbott MP, to fund the Clinical Trial Network (CTN) that will improve the health of Australians with type 1 diabetes. JDRF is seeking $40m in Federal Government funding to establish the CTN, with a contribution from JDRF of $10m. The Government’s recent […]

JDRF is dancing with the stars!
Published on June 29, 2010
General News

TV’s best loved carpenter and DIY star is Rob Palmer from Channel Seven’s Better Homes and Gardens. This year he is swapping his khakis for sequins to compete on Dancing with the Stars. As a celebrity contestant, Rob has chosen JDRF to receive his prize-money and he told us why finding a cure for type […]

What is… a clinical trial?
Published on June 9, 2010
General News

Put simply, a clinical trial is a scientific study of a new medical therapy in humans. Clinical trials are usually the last stage of the research process, capping off years of laboratory and animal research. Their ultimate aim is to obtain a realistic picture of what would happen if a medical treatment was available to […]

Jared scores a goal for type 1 diabetes
Published on June 9, 2010
General News

Jared Banks bonded with his new mate Rod Kafer over rugby scores and BGLs when they met recently in Brisbane to hand over a special JDRF rugby jersey. Jared is a nine-year old “rugby nut” who has had type 1 diabetes for just 18 months. Rod, a former Wallaby who had a distinguished on-field rugby […]

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In an exciting step forward for Australian type 1 diabetes research, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has confirmed that the Australian Government will provide $5 million funding to support the establishment of an Australian Clinical Trial Network for Type 1 Diabetes. This announcement stems from the Prime Minister’s initial commitment to match the generous $500,000 pledge […]

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