Stories from the type 1 community
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Chloe’s T1D diagnosis: ‘JDRF turned something bad into something good’
Jenna's family was given life-changing news when Chloe was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 2 - and it eventually led to a new career, too.
Spotlight on advocate Lauryn Hope-Blyth
JDRF Australia is highlighting the stories of just some of the spectacular people in the T1D community and the unique experiences they’ve had while living with diabetes. This year, the focus is on highlighting the mental and emotional impact of T1D. “How did I get ‘D’ nobody knows why. It makes me so sad and […]
In the Advocate Spotlight: Daniel Webb
Daniel Webb is an adult living with type 1 diabetes who has been an amazing supporter for JDRF and our advocacy program. He is JDRF’s Lead Advocate for Tasmania and we’re shining the Advocate Spotlight on him this October to learn a little more about why he does what he does. Here’s his story in […]
Children’s Congress 2019: A Behind-The-Scenes Look by Teagan Hodges
You might remember this blog post we did back in May about our incredible advocate, Teagan Hodges, and why she was heading to Washington D.C. You can read it here, if you missed it. After experiencing 3 action-packed days at JDRF Children’s Congress 2019, here’s what Teagan had to say: “JDRF Children’s Congress 2019 was […]
George Smith: An Inspirational 7-Year Old T1D Advocate Who Wants to Help Others
Written by Warren Smith – George’s Dad George was diagnosed with T1D three years ago at age four. After his diagnosis, our family was approached by JDRF to consider becoming advocates and we were happy to do so. George was slightly skeptical, but when we explained that he could use his experience to help other […]
Teagan – a Passionate Young Advocate Headed to Washington D.C. for a Big Adventure
Teagan Hodges has been living with type 1 diabetes for 6 years after being diagnosed at 11. She has been an active advocate for the Clinical Research Network (CRN) and is herself currently taking part in the Closed Loop Trial, funded under the CRN. Along with her mother, Sonia, Teagan has made huge efforts for […]
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