At JDRF we’re leading the fight against type 1 diabetes by funding research to improve lives and cure the disease.
We drive innovation, demand action and stand with everyone facing life with type 1 diabetes (T1D).
Research is the key to destroy T1D
Australians have type 1 diabetes.
Has been invested in Australian research to-date.
Bi-partisan promise in 2019.
What is type 1 diabetes?
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a lifelong autoimmune disease that destroys the body’s ability to process sugar by attacking the beta cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. Insulin helps convert sugar into the fuel that our bodies need. Without insulin, sugar builds up in the bloodstream in life-threatening amounts. Since people with T1D cannot produce insulin naturally, they must take it either through multiple daily injections or from an insulin pump.More about T1D
Improving lives each day until a cure.
While we search for a cure we are working to improve the lives of millions of Australians impacted by T1D. We fast-track new treatments and technology, and advocate for financial support for those who need it most.
We’ve been part of every breakthrough in T1D care in the last 45 years.Our Research
What we've achieved so far...
In Government subsidies.
Fewer needles with our Insulin Pump Program.
Funding for the T1DCRN
Find out more about us!
About JDRF Australia?
JDRF is the leading supporter of type 1 diabetes research in the world. Our vision? A world without type 1 diabetes.
As the leading supporter of type 1 diabetes research globally, we’ve been part of every major breakthrough in T1D care in the past 45 years.
How you can get involved
Donate, volunteer, fundraise or advocate! However you choose to get involved, your contribution could help us create a world without T1D.
JDRF's Latest News
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- […]
How You Can Help Make Type 1 Diabetes Research a Reality
JDRF has an ambitious vision — a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). We are the biggest funder of type 1 diabetes research globally and in Australia. In order to achieve this with such a complex autoimmune disease, we must take a strategic, multi-level and collaborative approach to research. JDRF has embarked on an extensive […]
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 […]
Meet JDRF Advocate, Daniel Webb
This week is National Volunteer Week, where we acknowledge and thank volunteers across Australia for the incredible work they do! We caught up with one of our JDRF volunteers, Daniel Webb, who is involved in JDRF’s Advocacy Program. Why did you decide to join the JDRF advocacy program? I’ve always wanted to be involved with […]
Meet Linda Zanette, JDRF Peer Support Volunteer
This week is National Volunteer Week, where we acknowledge and thank volunteers across Australia for the incredible work they do! We caught up with one of our JDRF volunteers, Linda Zanette, who currently volunteers at JDRF’s Peer Support Program, where she offers support and encouragement to parents of children recently diagnosed with T1D. What drew […]
$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, […]
Get to know Type One Summit Speaker, Tia Bravery
We recently caught up with T1D summit speaker, Tia Bravery, to chat about her journey with type 1 diabetes, how she manages her T1D while leading an active and busy lifestyle, and her hopes for the future of T1D. Let’s dive in! How long have you been living with T1D? I have lived with type […]
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