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26 June 2018: First class of Future Research Leaders feel fibre might find a faster cure for type 1 diabetes 

Minister Simon Birmingham and Minister Greg Hunt have announced a $250K investment from the T1DCRN, along with $100K from the Macquarie Group Foundation, to fund a collaborative group of researchers from the first year of the Future Research Leaders Program to investigate a modified starch in people with T1D for the first time.  

15 February 2017: New funding for innovative type 1 diabetes research 

Minister Simon Birmingham and Minister Greg Hunt have announced $4.5 million has been awarded to Australian researchers for the Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network (T1DCRN) Innovation Award. 

10 January 2016: New funding for vital type 1 diabetes research and researchers

Minister Simon Birmingham has announced that nearly $4 million has been awarded to Australian researchers for the Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network (T1DCRN) Australasian Diabetes Data Network (ADDN) and Career Development Awards. 

15 October 2015: World first T1D trial to slow disease development in children

JDRF is pleased to announced a new clinical trial to slow the development of newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes in children. The trial will begin recruitment next year to test a new application of an existing drug, currently approved for use in children with juvenile arthritis.

9 September 2015: Australian research boosted with $14 million diabetes grants

Today the Hon. Christopher Pyne, Minister for Education and Training, announced over $14 million in grants for research into type 1 diabetes, a chronic disease affecting more than 120,000 Australians.

The grants are issued by the Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network (T1DCRN), an innovative clinical research program led by JDRF Australia, which brings together researchers, patients, industry and international networks to share a strong focus on patient benefit.

27 April 2015: Australia's largest study on the Causes of Type 1 Diabetes receives $8m boost

JDRF Australia’s Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network (T1DCRN) partners with the Helmsley Charitable Trust to expand unique ENDIA study.

JDRF Australia has today announced that a prestigious new international partner has invested in the T1DCRN, a JDRF Australia initiative. The agreement between The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust (Helmsley Charitable Trust), the world’s largest private foundation funder for type 1 diabetes-related initiatives, and JDRF Australia, will provide AUD $8 million for a ground-breaking study to help solve the mystery of what causes type 1 diabetes.

13 October 2014: Mentored Clinical Researcher Fellowships Awarded

JDRF is delighted to announce the recipients of the Australian Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network’s (T1DCRN) prestigious Mentored Clinical Researcher Fellowship Award, worth $30,000 per year for two years. The recipients, Dr Martin DeBock, Consultant Endocrinologist at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Western Australia, and Dr Bala Krishnamurthy, an Endocrinologist at the St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, are both working on some of the most promising type 1 diabetes research and are being mentored by world leading researchers.

10 July 2014: Aussie Kids Secure $35 million to Find a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes

Largest ever single commitment to type 1 diabetes in Australia
Many young Australians living with type 1 diabetes are celebrating after the Minister for Education, the Hon. Christopher Pyne MP today announced the award of $35 million to fund the most promising research and researchers dedicated to finding a cure for type 1 juvenile diabetes and its complications. This is the largest ever single commitment to type 1 juvenile diabetes in Australia and JDRF’s young advocates were the central force in securing it.


Photo: The Muddle twins both have type 1 diabetes. They live in Queensland.