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
School and your child’s type 1 diabetes: a checklist for parents
The start of a school year can be a challenging time for children and families with new routines, teachers and friendships to balance. Throw type 1 diabetes (T1D) into the mix and it can get a little hectic! Whether your child is starting kindy or they’re further along their infant or primary school journey, being […]
Preschool and your child’s type 1 diabetes: what you need to know
Preschools and early learning centres are wonderful places that help your child meet developmental milestones, build valuable social skills and prepare for ‘big’ school. But we know that for many parents, sending a child who lives with type 1 diabetes (T1D) to preschool can be stressful. With the right support of educators and preschool staff, […]
When your teen rebels against their type 1 diabetes care
For parents of adolescents, any kind of rebellion causes angst. For teens who live with type 1 diabetes (T1D), these years of beginning to feel the power of freedom can have an entirely different taste than they do for teens without diabetes. Read on to learn more about adolescents rebelling against their diabetes care, including […]
World Diabetes Day: 5 ways to update your T1D knowledge
November 14 is World Diabetes Day, when we come together to raise awareness of diabetes and how it affects millions of people around the globe. The International Diabetes Foundation sets the annual theme, and, like last year, 2022 is all about increasing access to diabetes education, with the slogan ‘education to protect tomorrow’. So what […]
Videos: Type 1 diabetes technology explained
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) technology is advancing as researchers make breakthroughs in treatment and management. Whether you’re new to the world of T1D, or just want to learn more about how the newest tech devices work, we have resources to help you understand it all. Our friends at JDRF UK have created four explainer videos […]
All about insulin pumps
When you start your type 1 diabetes journey you’ll be thrown into a whole new world – one that seemingly has its own vocabulary and devices you’ve never heard of. You can find explanations on many commonly used T1D words and phrases in our T1Dictionary, and videos on popular devices here – and read on […]
Your type 1 diabetes healthcare professionals (and when to see them)
Living successfully with type 1 diabetes (T1D) requires you to be fully in control of your diabetes management. Self-management means having a daily management plan, setting goals, solving problems, and taking responsibility. But it certainly doesn’t mean you’re on your own – there are a number of healthcare professionals who can help you manage your […]
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