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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.
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.
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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.
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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, […]
Ben Fordham joins JDRF’s JUMP Challenge
Ben Fordham is jumping out of a plane to raise money for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Will you support him – or even join him? Talking on 2GB’s Breakfast Show on Thursday, February 2, 2023, the popular radio host revealed that he has signed up for JUMP, JDRF’s tandem skydiving event to help […]
Back to school with type 1 diabetes
Whether your child is going to school for the first time, they’re attending a new school, or they’re heading back somewhere familiar, you probably have lots of questions about how the school staff and your family can best work together to help manage your child’s type 1 diabetes. Our first ‘Let’s Talk T1D’ session for […]
HbA1c tests and other type 1 diabetes health checks
Most people are aware that type 1 diabetes (T1D) management involves closely monitoring blood glucose levels. But there’s another test you may have heard of, too: the haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test. Here’s what you need to know about HbA1c and how it’s tested, as well as other important tests for people living with T1D. What […]
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA): signs, causes and treatment
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious complication of type 1 diabetes. It’s the result of very high blood sugar and low insulin levels, which causes ketones to build up in the blood. Left untreated, DKA can be life threatening. Learn more about the early signs of DKA, its causes, how to help prevent it, and […]
Sharing food decisions with your child who lives with T1D
As your child gets older and becomes more independent, it’s completely normal for them to want to be able to make more and more choices in life, whether that be what they wear, the music they listen to, or the foods they eat. And that’s the same for every child, no matter their type 1 […]
Your growing teen, an increasing appetite, and type 1 diabetes
Being a parent of a teenager means bigger kids, bigger sleep-ins – and bigger grocery bills. Growing bodies need fuel, and teens are renowned for their increased appetites. It’s just a part of life for families with an adolescent! But if your teen lives with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and you find them gazing into […]
When your teen is dishonest about their diabetes care
Teens who live with T1D can sometimes be dishonest about their numbers or their boluses – and they know how to manipulate their blood glucose monitors, too. But they don’t do it to be bad. They do it to try to protect you. They don’t want you to worry. Read on to learn how to […]