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.
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 […]
JDRF and Beyond Type 1 Launch Alliance to Serve Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) Community
Two leading diabetes organizations have partnered to create the JDRF – Beyond Type 1 Alliance with an aim to expand research, community, and advocacy efforts NEW YORK, [September 24, 2019] – Two of the world’s leading type 1 diabetes (T1D) organizations announced today the creation of the JDRF – Beyond Type 1 Alliance, an innovative partnership designed […]
Screening for type 1 diabetes is becoming a reality – here’s what you need to know
For many people with type 1 diabetes (T1D), the first signs of the condition are the physical symptoms they experience – being thirsty, losing weight, or needing to urinate more often. But behind these physical signs, chemical markers may have been present in the blood for months, or even years. These markers – known as […]
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 […]
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 […]
“I was diagnosed with T1D at 33. Here’s why it made me stronger”: Ryan Jenkin’s Incredible Story
The Diagnosis In June 2013, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I had all the classic symptoms – constant thirst, weight loss, and frequent urination. While at work one day, I realised that something was not quite right with my health. I was drinking multiple drinks and still feeling thirsty as well as going […]
“My Father Lived with T1D for 81 Years. He Never Let It Stop Him”: The Inspiring Story of Rob Brice
Living with type 1 diabetes and managing all the complexities that accompany it, can be a dispiriting journey. Sometimes it’s a challenge to find the bright side or have hope for a “normal” life. As someone with T1D herself, Sue Tofful understands these difficulties and decided to share the inspiring story of her father’s life […]
Six years ago our world changed forever
Jamie Romanin is an avid cyclist from Sydney and a two-time contender in the World Masters Championships. He is the former Managing Director of International Cycling Executives and currently works in a global role for CISCO. He writes below of his personal journey with type 1 diabetes through his daughter Allanah: Almost 6 years ago […]
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