Type 1 diabetes does not discriminate.
It can strike anyone at any time. Which is why we must be relentless in our focus in turning type one into type none – below you will find inspirational stories from our communities as well as researchers and healthcare professionals on the frontline in the fight against T1D.
The 10 Biggest Research Breakthroughs of 2019
2019 has been a year of milestones in our mission to cure, treat and prevent T1D – with huge advances in beta cell replacement, new targets for complication treatments, and the first ever therapy to delay the onset of T1D. Let’s look back on the year with ten of the biggest advances from the world […]
Islet Transplantation in Australia: A Journey from Bench to Bedside
2019 UPDATE: Islet transplantation has been in the news again recently, with promising advances towards making the treatment safe and effective for a wider group of people. Meanwhile, more Australians have had their lives changed by the Australian Islet Transplantation Program — as of 2019, 104 islet transplants have been performed in 62 recipients, and […]
Joining a Clinical Trial: Bree’s ENDIA Story
Bree was worried that her diabetes may be passed on to her future children, so she joined a research trial and discovered the many benefits of getting involved. Here’s her story in her own words: “I’ve always been pretty lucky with my diabetes; in my eighteen years of living with it I really hadn’t experienced […]
Five Things You Might Not Know About Clinical Trials
Clinical trials are an essential part of research – without them, there wouldn’t be new treatments for T1D complications, improved insulin pump technology, or breakthroughs on how to prevent T1D. Before any new therapy – whether it’s a drug, device, or test – can be made available to the public, researchers need to show that […]
Screening for type 1 diabetes is becoming a reality – here’s what you need to know.
For many people with type 1 diabetes (T1D), the first signs of the condition are the physical symptoms they experience – increased urination, excessive thirst, weight loss. But behind these physical signs, chemical markers may have been present in the blood for months, or even years. These markers – known as islet autoantibodies – present […]
Future Research Leaders: Meet Associate Professor Melinda Coughlan
Associate Professor Melinda Coughlan is Head of the Coughlan Lab at Monash University, leading research to stop complications of diabetes and understand dietary factors connected with the disease. She’s a rising star in the type 1 diabetes (T1D) research world, and that’s why we’re proud to have her as part of the JDRF/Macquarie Group Foundation Future Research Leaders program. When she’s not […]
Can T1D Scientists and Cancer Researchers Learn From Each Other? You Bet
You might be surprised to learn that there is an overlapping biology of cancer immunity and other autoimmune disorders. Our type 1 diabetes researchers aren’t! JDRF International hosted its first major workshop in North America on the topic of common mechanisms of autoimmunity earlier this year. The workshop was titled “Revisiting Autoimmunity: Can we use Novel […]
Seaweed Study Shows Encapsulation Promise
New research part-funded by JDRF has found a material derived from seaweed could help to protect insulin-producing beta cells after they’ve been transplanted into the body. Islet transplantation is currently limited to people who have unstable type 1 diabetes (T1D), particularly those with hypoglycaemic unawareness who suffer recurrent and severe ‘hypos’. While islet transplantation is […]
Does The Gut Hold the Answer to Preventing Type 1 Diabetes?
Gut bacteria and pancreatic function Australian researchers have found a direct link between the bacteria in our gut and pancreatic function All the microorganisms in the gut, including bacteria and viruses, make up what is called the gut microbiome. The microbiome influences our health and potentially our development of T1D. The group, led by JDRF […]
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