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
JDRF welcomes TGA approval on Pfizer vaccine for children aged 12-15
JDRF Australia welcomes the announcement that the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 12-15. We look forward to the final decision from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) to prioritise children with underlying conditions, including type 1 diabetes, and include them immediately in the vaccine rollout. […]
JDRF welcomes leading medical researcher to Board to support continued research excellence
JDRF Australia are delighted to welcome Professor Fabienne Mackay to the Board of JDRF Australia. Professor Mackay, who joined the Board at the June 2021 Board meeting, will also play an important role on JDRF’s Board Research Committee, evaluating and ensuring JDRF continues to support the best local research into type 1 diabetes (T1D). Prof. Mackay obtained her PhD from Louis Pasteur University in Strasbourg, France and has more than […]
New Science Accelerator Grants Awarded to Early-Mid Career Researchers
JDRF and The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust are excited to announce more than $1.2 million in new funding for three outstanding early-mid career Australian researchers. The ENDIA Early-Mid Career Science Accelerator Awards will support the researchers in carrying out new projects using samples collected as part of the ENDIA study, the […]
T1D Research Roundup: June 2021
Our research roundups bring you the most exciting T1D research stories from around the world – the new advances in treatment, devices and knowledge that are making the biggest impact in the fight to cure, treat and prevent T1D. This month, the American Diabetes Association held their 81st Scientific Sessions. The world’s top type 1 […]
Help us explore even more possibilities of T1D research by joining this year’s One Walk Step Challenge
The past 12 months has been challenging in so many ways, particularly for our community. However, as with every challenge the resilient T1D community has been faced with, the pandemic, and the challenges it brought with it, has certainly not defined us. During this time, we’ve continued to see an almost limitless amount of courage, strength, and resilience from all of you. The challenges of the past 12 months and the impact COVID-19 has had […]
We did it! $2M for type 1 diabetes research
This year, we asked you a question: could you be the 1? Could you be the 1 who… Helps change the lives of more than 125,000 Australians? Makes an investment in a future without T1D, one which pays life-changing dividends? Moves the needle in 2021? And you answered the call. Thank you for coming together as 1 community to bring about […]
JDRF supporter and leading researcher recognised with Order of Australia
Today, we are excited to announce that two important members of the JDRF community have been appointed members of the Order of Australia as part of the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List. Helen Maxwell-Wright We’re proud to be celebrating Helen Maxwell-Wright, Chair of our Victorian State Leadership Group and major supporter of type 1 diabetes […]
Aussies urged to dig deep in support of research to reduce mental health strain on those with type 1 diabetes
Australians living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) are disproportionately affected by a psychological phenomenon called decision fatigue, which hinders their ability to make vital decisions – placing them at greater risk of life-threatening complications such as heart attack and kidney disease.1 People living with T1D must make an extra 180 decisions every day compared to […]
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