Type 1 diabetes does not discriminate.
It can strike anyone at any time. Which is why we must be relentless in our focus in turning type one into type none – below you will find inspirational stories from our communities as well as researchers and healthcare professionals on the frontline in the fight against T1D.
National Diabetes Week: Spotlight on Fundraisers Robyn and Greg King
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. Perth siblings Robyn King and her […]
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 […]
Trevor and Ida for the Type 1 Challenge
Trevor was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 12. The year was 1991 and as such there wasn’t much awareness around type 1 and what it meant. Trevor’s family didn’t know anyone who had type 1 and they weren’t sure what the outlook on life was going to be. They had to […]
Jaydan & Kaide – The Fascinating Story Behind the 13 & 14-Year Old Best Mates Participating in Le Velo Virtuel
13-year old Kaide and 14-year old Jaydan are best mates with a passion for cycling. Jaydan was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at just 4 years old and has lived with it for most of his life. However, Kaide was diagnosed just a few weeks ago, with him and his family still coming to terms […]
The Type 1 Challenge is a personal journey not just a physical challenge
From April 29th to May 4th 2019, a dedicated group of riders will tackle a huge challenge – cycling 1,100 kms for type 1 diabetes research. This epic journey over 6 days is not just a physical one, but an emotional and very personal one for many of the riders who have a direct connection […]
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