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Talking T1D advocacy with QLD Lead Advocate Carrie Forbes
Carrie was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 5. She became a JDRF advocate so her voice could help others living with T1D.
MP Profile: A JDRF exclusive with David Smith MP
MP meetings are a core part of JDRF advocacy, and this month we chatted with David Smith MP on why he values JDRF advocate meetings.
#AccessForAll: JDRF launches new campaign to increase access to life saving and life changing technology
Life-saving and life-changing technologies to measure blood glucose and deliver insulin in response to need are the foundation of type 1 diabetes (T1D) treatment and care in the 21st century. But in Australia, access to these technologies is inconsistent, inequitable, and incomplete. Even worse, they cut out for many on adulthood. This needs to change. […]
MP Profile: A JDRF exclusive with Ross Vasta MP
JDRF’s politician profiles are an opportunity to talk to people across the political spectrum and get an insight into their thoughts about type 1 diabetes, what their JDRF Advocate meetings mean to them and more. This month, we got in touch with Ross Vasta MP – Federal Member for Bonner and learned about the first […]
Talking T1D advocacy with 10-year-old Dougal McGregor
Every month, we’ll be putting a spotlight one of our incredible advocates who give voice to the lived experience of type 1 diabetes (T1D) and help politicians better understand the needs of the T1D community. Recently, we had a little chat with Dougal McGregor. Dougal is a 10-year old JDRF advocate from Shepparton, Victoria who has been […]
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 […]
Medtronic 770G added to Insulin Pump Program
The Medtronic Minimed 770G will be added to the Federal Governments Insulin Pump Program – a significant step toward achieving our goal of more technology for more people through our policy agenda. So, what does this mean for you?
Costly, chronic and complicated: New report sheds light on challenges of life with type 1 diabetes
First report of its kind in a decade shows the incidence of type 1 diabetes (T1D) in Australia has grown to more than 125,000 people today, with the economic cost now standing at a staggering $2.9 billion per year. The report also highlights the significant financial impact of complications of the disease, with the presence of just two complications increasing the cost to the economy more than fourfold. There is also a serious mental health impact of living with T1D, with patients five times […]
Update: Australian Government Insulin Pump Program
Do you know about Insulin Pumps access through the Australian Government Insulin Pump Program ? The Australian Government’s Insulin Pump Program provides pumps to families who meet the program criteria and these pumps are fully subsidised, i.e. recipients are not required to make any co-payment. Updates to the program The program aims to improve access […]