JDRF is the leading supporter of Type 1 Diabetes research in the world.

A world without Type 1 Diabetes.

JDRF has transformed the understanding of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). We have been part of every breakthrough in T1D care in the last 40 years. We drive innovation, demand action and stand with everyone facing life with T1D. We know research is the key to destroy T1D.

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We mobilise a vast network.

Starting in the US in 1970, JDRF began in Australia in 1982 as a small group of parents who believed their children deserved better. Now, millions of people work with and support JDRF in over 20 countries. We connect the best people in every discipline, industry and organisation with a single focus on destroying T1D. 40 years of investment in the best researchers has created an exciting pipeline from academic research through to clinical trials and therapies requiring approval and financial support for people to access them. 

We work to improve the lives of those affected by Type 1 Diabetes in three ways.

Your donation changes lives.



We evaluate the global research landscape and support the most promising programs from learning, to lab, to life-changing.



Shaping government policy and approval for new treatments, advocating for research funding and financial support. 



Providing support for the T1D community, creating connections across the T1D field and sharing knowledge.

The numbers that count

Progress each day until a cure.

Until we find a cure we work to make each day better, safer and easier than the day before.

Below are some of our collective achievements to-date.

Insulin-free patients
20 %
Reduction in death rates
Government policies
76 %
Reduction in complications
11 M
Blood tests stopped
8.5 M
Injections stopped
700 +
Mice cured of T1D
12 x
Increase in human trials
Together we will win.

JDRF Blue Army

At the heart of JDRF are the 120,000 children and adults in Australia who have been diagnosed with T1D and counting, with 2400 newly diagnosed each year.

Our Blue Army extends to the families, carers, teachers and friends of those with T1D and to all those who fight on their behalf, the JDRF team, scientists, researchers, nurses, pharmaceutical companies, parliamentarians, volunteers, corporate partners and donors.

We are thankful for every one of them and we are thankful for you.

Help change the lives of millions of people living with T1D, those who love them and the communities we all live in.

Together, we will create a world without T1D.

Join us today

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