Creating a world without Type 1 Diabetes
We are JDRF Australia
At JDRF we're leading the fight against Type 1 Diabetes
by funding research to cure, treat and prevent the disease.
We drive innovation, demand action and stand with everyone facing life with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D).
What is Type 1 Diabetes?
Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease destroying our body’s ability to process sugar by attacking the beta cells in our pancreas that produce the hormone insulin. Insulin helps convert sugar into the fuel our bodies need. Without insulin, sugar builds up in our bloodstream in life-threatening amounts. Multiple times each day insulin needs to be injected into the body of someone living with T1D.
Research is the key to destroy 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.