Type 1 diabetes does not discriminate.
It can strike anyone at any time. This is why we must be relentless in our focus in turning type 1 into type none.
Below you’ll find inspirational stories from our community members, as well as researchers and healthcare professionals on the frontline in the fight against T1D.
Credentialled diabetes educators (CDEs): the unsung heroes of T1D care
There are many professionals who help you manage and care for your type 1 diabetes (T1D). From the time of diagnosis, you would have seen a variety of healthcare professionals for regular tests and examinations including endocrinologists, GPs, optometrists, podiatrists … the list goes on. We know that living with type 1 diabetes is overwhelming, […]
Spotlight on fundraisers Robyn and Greg King
This National Diabetes Week, 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 health impact of T1D. Perth siblings Robyn King and her brother Greg had […]
National Diabetes Week: Spotlight on Peer Support Mentor Sally Wooden
This National Diabetes Week (12-18 July 2020), 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 health impact of T1D. Sally Wooden’s story explores the value of […]
How Telehealth is Changing Type 1 Diabetes Care
The type 1 community has always embraced new technology – with insulin pumps, CGM, and a whole range of T1D-focused apps rapidly becoming essential tools for many people. It’s no surprise, then, that the T1D community has quickly adapted to new digital ways of accessing healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic – what clinicians call telehealth. […]
A Personal Touch to a Professional Challenge
Melanie Cullen’s son Will was only two years old when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D). In the type one community, this is not an unusual age for diagnosis. Will is now 14 years old and Melanie has learnt a lot about her son, his diagnosis and what it means for everyday life. […]
Taking the Type 1 Challenge Across the Ocean
Jared from Kansas, USA was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in 1994. Following an unquenchable thirst, three days of bed wetting and a diminished appetite, his mum took him to the doctor. The diagnosis of T1D brought one question to Jared’s mind: “Am I going to die?”. Such was the weight the words carried. “A week in the hospital and our lives were changed forever. I recall they wouldn’t let us go home […]
Increasing Access to CGM: Your Questions Answered
The announcement on the 2nd of February 2020 regarding changes to the CGM program brought good news to many people living with type 1 diabetes. However, there are a number of questions you contacted us with regarding these changes and what they mean for you. With this in mind, we thought it would be a […]
Joining a Clinical Trial: Bree’s ENDIA Story
Bree was worried that her diabetes may be passed on to her future children, so she joined a research trial and discovered the many benefits of getting involved. Here’s her story in her own words: “I’ve always been pretty lucky with my diabetes; in my eighteen years of living with it I really hadn’t experienced […]
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 […]
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