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.
Is Your Christmas Wish The Same As Julian’s?
Meet 7-year-old Julian. He loves soccer, birthday parties and playing with his friends. He doesn’t like type 1 diabetes (T1D). This year, Julian and his family are fronting JDRF’s Christmas Giving Appeal. Learn a little more about the family below. At 22-months-old, Julian was your typical boisterous and happy little boy. Then his mum and […]
My Diagnosis: Elle’s Story
My name is Elle Christian Manfield and I have type 1 diabetes. On 8 December 2014, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D). My little sister Asha Mari Manfield was diagnosed with diabetes on 17 June 2013. That was probably the scariest day of my life, along with the day I was diagnosed too. So, I […]
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 […]
Tracy’s Journey Towards a Life Free from Insulin
Before her islet transplantation, life for Tracy Humphries was unpredictable to say the least. Tracy was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at age 10, and at first, her T1D journey went quite smoothly. She even lived overseas for a year and enjoyed everything that a young person should. However, as Tracy grew into adulthood, […]
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 […]
Spotlight on Future Research Leader, Dr Kirstine Bell
Dr Kirstine Bell, better known to some as Kirstie learnt a lot from the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community about what it’s like to live with the condition while she worked as a dietitian and credentialled diabetes educator (CDE). Hearing from her patients got Dr Bell thinking, “there’s got to be a better way of […]
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