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JDRF New Zealand

At JDRF we're leading the fight against Type 1 Diabetes by funding research to cure, treat and prevent the disease.

We drive innovation, demand action and stand with everyone facing life with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D).

About Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is a life-long autoimmune disease that usually occurs in childhood but can be diagnosed at any age.


JDRF is continually striving to improve the lives of people with type 1 diabetes, with the ultimate goal of delivering a cure.

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With the help and commitment of a wide range of supporters, JDRF has been able to make vital progress towards a cure.

100 Years of Insulin

Before 1921, a type 1 diabetes diagnosis was terminal. It spelt a death sentence with few effective treatments.
2021 marks 100 years since the discovery of insulin… but how did we get there?

News & Events

Time for Action

The Stats Don’t Lie!

There are 20,000 people in NZ living with type 1 diabetes. That means they have 120,000 family members, friends, and colleagues. That’s 1,700 per NZ

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Time for Action

T1D CGM – Access For All

On average people with T1D in Aotearoa NZ will lose 22 years¹ of healthy life. Lifesaving and life-changing technologies to measure blood glucose and deliver

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Type 1 Diabetes and Covid-19

The WHO has characterised the coronavirus disease outbreak as a pandemic. Members of the T1D community should take extra precautions – similar to those taken during flu season – to remain healthy.