JDRF's Focus Areas
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get the latest updates from JDRF as we lead the fight against type 1 diabetes
What JDRF has achieved
50+ research projects
active across Australia.
fewer needles with our Insulin Pump Program.
added to the life expectancy of a child diagnosed with T1D.
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, Sunday May 7th: attend online or in Sydney!
Breathe: a free online chat for parents of kids newly diagnosed with T1D
Free books, downloads & resources for adults living with T1D
JDRF's latest news
Travelling with type 1 diabetes: navigating common challenges
Travelling with type 1 diabetes can be fun and safe – and with a little preparation, you’ll have peace of mind that you’ll be able to tackle any eventuality that arises. How to travel with type 1 diabetes Hopping on a plane, a ship or in the car to travel away from home is a […]
5 common myths about type 1 diabetes debunked!
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) currently affects over 130,000 Australians. This condition can bring physical, mental, and financial challenges to those diagnosed, as well as their loved ones. It also often gets misdiagnosed and is surrounded by a lot of misconceptions – one of them being you can’t eat sugar when you have T1D! We wanted […]
From Boothby to Biden: Ethan Greenfield’s journey living with type 1 diabetes and JDRF advocacy
Ethan Greenfield has been living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) for seven years, after being diagnosed at just four years old. Since then, Ethan, mum Kylie, and the Greenfield family have been fiercely advocating for the T1D community on behalf of JDRF, helping key decision makers like their local Boothby Member Louise Miller-Frost and Minister […]
JDRF welcomes decision to extend availability of Fiasp on the PBS
MEDIA RELEASE JDRF Australia welcomes Government’s decision to extend availability of Fiasp insulin on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme The move will keep the life-saving medication in the hands of the 15,000+ people who rely on it for a further six months Sydney, 17 March 2023: JDRF Australia is today welcoming an announcement by the Albanese […]
Your child’s return to school after a type 1 diabetes diagnosis
The days, weeks and months following your child’s type 1 diabetes (T1D) diagnosis are full of firsts. And one of the biggest milestones your family will work towards is your child’s first day back at preschool or school. You’ll no doubt be feeling uncertain and will have many questions in the lead up to their […]
Dr. Ki Wook Kim On Developing Vaccines To Prevent Type 1 Diabetes
“The ultimate goal is to help develop vaccines to prevent T1D, as well as antiviral therapeutics to potentially treat people already diagnosed with T1D” Dr Kim’s work aims to uncover the link between viruses and type 1 diabetes (T1D). As one of the lead investigators of ENDIA, Dr Kim is looking at whether early infection […]
Scheduled removal of Fiasp from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
JDRF Australia are aware that Fiasp insulin is currently scheduled for removal from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme from 1 April 2023. If removed at this date, it will no longer be available at a subsidised cost however will reportedly be available privately for a period of time. This is a significant concern to us and for many […]
Talking with Dr Aveni Haynes: Research into early detection of T1D in young children at risk
Did you catch that it was the International Day of Women and Girls in Science earlier this month? We sat down with Dr Aveni Haynes to hear from a woman in STEM that inspires in the world of type 1 diabetes (T1D). What drew you to a career in T1D research? “Whilst training […]
What does a credentialled diabetes educator (CDE) do?
There are many professionals who help you manage and care for your type 1 diabetes (T1D). From the time of diagnosis, you would have seen a variety of healthcare professionals for regular tests and examinations including endocrinologists, GPs, optometrists, podiatrists … the list goes on. We know that living with type 1 diabetes is overwhelming, […]