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.
Meet the Olympic/Paralympic Coach Who’s Logged 300KMs to Defeat T1D
Shaun Caven is an internationally renowned Olympic and Paralympic coach who is currently training the Australian paracanoe team for Tokyo 2021. He is also the father of 8-year-old Liam who lives with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Shaun has recently been participating in JDRF’s Aqua Challenge to raise money for type 1 diabetes research and has […]
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, […]
How Does a Clinical Trial Work?
Clinical trials are an essential part of T1D research. Before any new intervention – whether it’s a drug, device, or test – can be made available to the public, researchers need to gather evidence that it is safe and effective for people to use. A clinical trial is the gold standard way to do this. Running […]
How to Keep Your Spirits Up When Experiencing Diabetes Burnout
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is like a ‘job’ and the day-to-day effort to manage can become hard and frustrating, especially when the results are not what you hoped for. Studies have shown that many people living with diabetes experience worries, fears and other negative feelings at some stage. When these feelings are prolonged it can […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
T1D recipe: Plant-based and gluten free burgers
The third and final addition to JDRF Australia’s Tune Up Takeaway is a T1D-friendly Spicy Black Bean Burger recipe, supplied by clinical Nutritionist (BHSc) @naturally_nina_, who also lives with diabetes. These yummy morsels are plant-based, gluten free and are great for burger night, on sandwiches and wraps or even just by themselves. There’s also many […]
Living with T1D for almost 40 years: a conversation with Officeworks CFO Michael Howard
Michael Howard is the Chief Financial Officer at Officeworks – Australia’s largest supplier of office and stationery products. A lesser known fact about him is that Michael has lived with type 1 diabetes (T1D) for almost 40 years since his diagnosis close to his 11th birthday. We recently caught up with him in this candid […]
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