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JDRF has been part of every advancement in type 1 diabetes (T1D) care in the last 50 years. As the world’s largest funder of T1D research, we collaborate, connect and co-ordinate the world’s greatest minds to deliver tangible improvements for the T1D community.

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Through our tireless representation of the challenges facing the T1D community we have, in partnership with our advocates, delivered real change. We have changed how Governments view type 1 diabetes and delivered nearly $500m in new investment in T1D in 10 years.

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A community driven organisation founded to support Australians living with type 1 diabetes, the T1D community is our focus. From first diagnosis through to living with T1D as an adult, our resources, staff, and community are with you each step of the way.

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Changing the world is challenging and expensive. People from a range of backgrounds have provided JDRF significant support, whether it is leaving a bequest or participating in events like the One Walk. These funds have been crucial for supporting research.

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What JDRF has achieved

The researchers changing the future of type 1 diabetes

JDRF-funded Professors Jenny Couper, Simon Barry and Toby Coates on their research projects and their hopes for the future of T1D.

Information & support

Type 1 Summit 2023: attend online or in person in Sydney this May!

Breathe: a free online chat for parents of kids newly diagnosed with T1D

Free books, downloads & resources for adults living with T1D