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New Option to Help with Insulin Control
An Australian-first is launched in Melbourne today Medtronic bringing the MiniMed 670G insulin pump to Australia. The system, the only one of its kind in Australia, is designed to learn a person’s individual insulin needs and requires minimal input from the user. It does this by measuring blood glucose levels every five minutes and takes […]
JDRF welcomes commitment to continue work of Clinical Research Network by the Coalition Government
Funding will help support translate more innovations into useful treatments for people living with type 1 diabetes. JDRF welcomes the news today that the Liberal National Government has committed to continued support of the Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network (CRN). The $54.5m over five years, will continue the work of the network, most recently supported by […]
The Vaccine That May Help Prevent Type 1 Diabetes
A vaccine that protects infants from a nasty stomach virus may provide an unexpected bonus – helping to prevent type 1 diabetes. The rotavirus vaccine became a routine immunisation for Australian babies in 2007, and unlike some other countries, it’s had widespread uptake. The vaccine is given to babies aged two and four months to protect […]
Media Release: ALP’S $50M Funding Commitment Welcome News For Type 1 Diabetes
JDRF welcomes the news today that the Australian Labor Party (ALP) has committed to continued support of the Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network (CRN), if elected to power in the 2019 election. The $50m, over five years, will ensure the world-class research delivered to date can be expanded upon and continue to deliver for Australians with […]
Discovery Paves Way for Type 1 Diabetes Therapy
Researchers at St Vincent’s Institute (SVI) in Melbourne led by JDRF Career Development Award recipient, Associate Professor Stuart Mannering, have identified a key target of the immune response that causes type 1 diabetes (T1D). We know that that T1D is caused by the immune system destroying insulin-producing beta cells, however the immune system is extremely […]
JDRF’s Type One Summit is Coming to Melbourne
Whether you are dealing with a new diagnosis, have lived with type 1 diabetes (T1D) for many years, or care for someone with T1D, you’ll find value (and some new friends) at the JDRF Type One Summit. Summit is a one-day event which caters for children, teens and adults with T1D, as well as parents, grandparents […]
Insulin Pump Program
The Australian Government’s Insulin Pump Program provides subsidies to low income families who have children with type 1 diabetes. The Program aims to improve access and and affordability of insulin pumps for limited income families who have children (up to 18 years of age) with type 1 diabetes, and do not have access to other […]
So, What is Kids In The House Anyway?
If you have been following JDRF across our social channels, or have been speaking to any of our diligent advocates, you may have heard of Kids in the House. Curious as to what it is? And how you can support? Then read on! What is Kids in the House? Kids in the House is the […]
When Did You Last Have Your Eyes Checked?
The JDRF-led Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network is currently recruiting for a study which could help reduce eye complications for people with type 1 diabetes. See full study details here, or email the FAME-1 study team at firstname.lastname@example.org.