DID YOU KNOW? Over 130,000 Australians have Type 1 diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes is the most common chronic disease in children, and is more common than cancer and cystic fibrosis.
DID YOU KNOW? People with Type 1 diabetes face many serious long term health complications.
Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong incurable disease, and without daily insulin injections people with Type 1 diabetes would die.
DID YOU KNOW? The cost to Australia of Type 1 diabetes is estimated to be $600m per annum.
DID YOU KNOW? Over 275 people a day are newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
DID YOU KNOW? Nearly 1 million Australians have Type 2 diabetes.
DID YOU KNOW? The cost to Australia of diabetes is nearly $7billion per annum.
DID YOU KNOW? Over 60% of people with Type 2 diabetes can overcome it with fitness and healthy lifestyle.
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The Born to Run Foundation will work closely with JDRF to help determine the most promising and valuable research efforts to help find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the world's largest charitable supporter of type 1 diabetes research.

JDRF was founded in 1970 in the US and 1982 in Australia by a group of determined volunteers.

Internationally, JDRF has been involved in every major type 1 diabetes breakthrough of the last four decades including:

  • Islet transplantation
  • Beta cell regeneration
  • Preventative vaccine development
  • Reduction of complications

JDRF-funded researchers have driven the advancement of day-to-day disease management tools and accelerated the pace of research through a focus on four research priorities - immune therapies, beta cell therapies, glucose control therapies and complications therapies.

JDRF supports Australian diabetes research via the strategic provision of funding, investing over $100 million into Australian research to date.

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In addition to supporting research, JDRF Australia plays a key role in advising and influencing health policy direction across all levels of government and building community awareness of type 1 diabetes.

Throughout all local and international activities JDRF's mission remains constant - to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications through the support of research.

Full details on JDRF and Type 1 diabetes can be found at www.jdrf.org.au.