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How JDRF’s Advocacy Has Delivered Impact for Type 1 Diabetes
JDRF Australia’s advocacy program exists to support two primary goals. Firstly, to help health policy progress at the same rate as type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, treatments and therapies, so that the type 1 community can access the benefits as soon as possible; and secondly, to secure funding to support JDRF’s research advancements. The program […]
$273.1m bipartisan commitment for T1D to transform access to glucose monitoring technology
JDRF Australia has welcomed a $273.1 million bipartisan commitment for increased access to glucose monitoring technology set to change disease management options for Australians with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Currently, many people lose access to this technology, which is shown to improve short and long-term T1D health outcomes, when they reach 21 and subsidisation lapses, […]
JDRF Australia welcomes significant commitment to improving lives of Australian type 1 diabetes (T1D) community
Coalition commitment of $273.1M will make technology access a reality for 130,000 Australians living with T1D. JDRF, Australia’s largest organisation dedicated to T1D research and advocacy, welcomes the significant commitment to T1D technology access announced today by Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Currently, many people lose access to this technology, which is shown to improve short- […]
Dexcom G6 CGM added to devices available through CGM Subsidy Initiative
The Dexcom G6 Continuous CGM system has been added to the devices available through the Australian Government’s CGM Subsidy Initiative.
Talking T1D advocacy with QLD Advocate Alyssa Zaini
Alyssa was diagnosed at age 8. She shares with us her experience of being diagnosed at a young age, and also her JDRF advocacy highlights.
MP Profile: A JDRF Q&A with Michelle Landry MP
MP meetings are a core part of JDRF advocacy, and this month we chatted with Michelle Landry MP on why she values JDRF advocate meetings.
Spotlight on our Government Leadership Group with Alex Selig
I joined the JDRF Government Leadership Group to educate Australian government and public on type 1 diabetes and improve access to technology.
$10M worth of new funding for diabetes research announced by Federal Government
Friday, January 14, 2022 JDRF and other diabetes organisations have welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of $10 million over four years to establish the Australian Centre for Accelerating Diabetes Innovations (ACADI) at the University of Melbourne. The Centre will help turn vital medical research into better prevention, diagnosis and treatment for patients with all types of diabetes. The funding will be delivered through the […]
Spotlight on our Government Leadership Group with Debbie Smith
I joined the JDRF Government Leadership Group this year so I could help type 1 diabetes inequities be addressed by better government policy.