At JDRF we’re leading the fight against type 1 diabetes by funding research to improve lives and cure the disease.
We drive innovation, demand action and stand with everyone facing life with type 1 diabetes (T1D).
Research is the key to destroy T1D
Australians have type 1 diabetes.
Has been invested in Australian research to-date.
Bi-partisan promise in 2019.
What is type 1 diabetes?
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a lifelong autoimmune disease that destroys the body’s ability to process sugar by attacking the beta cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. Insulin helps convert sugar into the fuel that our bodies need. Without insulin, sugar builds up in the bloodstream in life-threatening amounts. Since people with T1D cannot produce insulin naturally, they must take it either through multiple daily injections or from an insulin pump.More about T1D
Improving lives each day until a cure.
While we search for a cure we are working to improve the lives of millions of Australians impacted by T1D. We fast-track new treatments and technology, and advocate for financial support for those who need it most.
We’ve been part of every breakthrough in T1D care in the last 45 years.Our Research
What we've achieved so far...
In Government subsidies.
Fewer needles with our Insulin Pump Program.
Funding for the T1DCRN
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About JDRF Australia?
JDRF is the leading supporter of type 1 diabetes research in the world. Our vision? A world without type 1 diabetes.
As the leading supporter of type 1 diabetes research globally, we’ve been part of every major breakthrough in T1D care in the past 45 years.
How you can get involved
Donate, volunteer, fundraise or advocate! However you choose to get involved, your contribution could help us create a world without T1D.
JDRF's Latest News
$10M worth of new funding for diabetes research announced by Federal Government
Friday, January 14, 2022 JDRF and other diabetes organisations have welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of $10 million over four years to establish the Australian Centre for Accelerating Diabetes Innovations (ACADI) at the University of Melbourne. The Centre will help turn vital medical research into better prevention, diagnosis and treatment for patients with all types of diabetes. The funding will be delivered through the […]
Complications – Um, that should be… Diabetes related health issues!
This resource was written by hosts of P2 Diabetes Chat podcast Credentialled Diabetes Educator Jayne Lehmann and pharmacist Credentialled Diabetes Educator Kirrily Chambers, as part of our 2022: Time to Kick T1D Goals campaign. When it comes to living with type 1 diabetes, the ‘threat’ of complications, or as we say, ‘the potential for diabetes […]
How Hayley Ford gained the confidence to exercise after her T1D diagnosis
This blog post was written by Hayley Ford, a T1D community member and passionate exercise advocate as part of our 2022: Time to Kick T1D Goals campaign. Here, she shares how she gained the confidence to re-enter the world of exercise after her T1D diagnosis and her biggest pieces of advice for others looking to do […]
Managing shift work with type 1 diabetes
This post is an excerpt taken from Straight to the Point: A guide for living with type 1 diabetes, written and edited by healthcare professionals as part of our 2022: Kick T1D goals campaign. Download the full version for free here. Even if you don’t have type 1 diabetes (T1D), shift work can put a […]
What to say when others are ignorant or rude about your type 1 diabetes
This post is an excerpt taken from Straight to the Point: A guide for living with type 1 diabetes, written and edited by healthcare professionals as part of our 2022: Kick T1D goals campaign. Download the full version for free here. There is a lot to process and learn after being diagnosed with type 1 […]
JDRF Australia and Insulet Corporation Australia announce new partnership
JDRF Australia today announced a new partnership with Insulet Corporation Australia, an innovative medical device company, in a joint move to improve outcomes for the type one diabetes (T1D) community. Insulet is part of a global network dedicated to making the lives of people with diabetes and other conditions easier through technology like its Omnipod DASH Insulin management system, which offer new alternatives for administering insulin. Its partnership with JDRF will focus on […]
How I managed anxiety around pregnancy and birth with T1D
This blog post was written by Laura Hill, a T1D community member, JDRF staff member and new mum to baby Ivy as part of our 2022: Time to Kick T1D Goals campaign. Before falling pregnant, I was aware of the demands that T1D and pregnancy may bring and that these may take a toll on my […]
Five things Laura Hill wishes she knew when planning a pregnancy with type 1 diabetes
This blog post was written by Laura Hill, a T1D community member, JDRF staff member and new mum to baby Ivy as part of our 2022: Time to Kick T1D Goals campaign. Here, she shares the 5 biggest things she wishes she knew when planning a pregnancy with type 1 diabetes. 1. Everything you know […]
What Craig Spence wants you to know about taking charge of your health with T1D
As a person living with type 1 diabetes, an unfortunate reality is that you face a higher risk of developing long-term health complications, including a higher risk of developing problems with the heart and large blood vessels. Some of the risks include: Heart attack caused by blockage of the blood supply to the heart Stroke […]
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