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As we look to the future for type 1 diabetes research and support in Australia, we want to hear from everyone in the type 1 diabetes community. Your hopes will help shape our future agenda – supporting research efforts, advocacy and fundraising.
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My type 1 hope: I have had Type 1 Diabetes since 1980, at that time I was 11 years old and tested my sugar levels with urine in a test tube, that was 41 long years ago and not very accurate to manage sugar levels. Technology for managing diabetes has really improved since those days, but I am still injecting with flex pens 5-6x a day and checking BGLs with finger pricks 5~6 x a day. I work 4 days a week, I am not eligible for any subsidies for CGM OR insulin pump, I hope that all people with type 1 qualify for fully subsidised products that help keep us alive and healthy. I hope there will be a cure very soon, I can’t imagine what life is like without hypos, high BGLs and the constant monitoring of my blood levels, meals, not having to worry my family, friends, work colleagues. I hope We can live a life free of these constant battles we face every day to stay healthy.
My type 1 hope: Anything that facilitates better easier control that leads closer to a cure. CGM for all at minimal to no cost Better insulins, better pumps Pancreatic tissue replacement or working implant Neutralising immune system disorder that attacks pancreatic tissue Yes please, the works
My type 1 hope: Medical devices subsided by the government and/ or affordable. With the rapid advances technology on the market and continuing , the cost of such devices fail to cover the wider spread community who suffer with T1D. With a health insurance policy this is not available either. I have also come to the realisation that a cure will not occur during my lifetime.
My type 1 hope: I'm not on a health card and it very expensive to buy medication and all the other things (test strips, cgm monitors etc)that help me live with diabetes. Please do something about the cost -its a choice sometimes about can we afford it this time?? Some things my endo would love me to get are simply not affordable.
My type 1 hope: Equality for all diabetics, working diabetics access to cgms and products that make living with diabetes tolerable. Mental health issues related to living with t1 diabetes for several years as an adult addressed and free/ discounted dental care! A review of the sick days immune compromised people receive (same as those who are well).
My type 1 hope: Ultimately, a cure. The trials at RAH by Drs Coates and Greenwood look hopeful. In the meantime, subsidised CGM for everyone. I have a full-time job (not eligible for concession), however CGM is still prohibitively expensive. I've been lucky enough to get a few sensors, but I have to treat them like a precious commodity. When it hits a nerve or blood vessel on insertion and is incredibly painful and/or continuously bleeding I have to make a decision to put up with 10 days of pain or discard the ~$200 sensor. My treatment is objectively better when I have CGM. However, once my current stock of CGM sensors runs out, I won't purchase new ones. It's a shame my health is sacrificed because CGM is unaffordable.
JDRF Australia is the type 1 diabetes (T1D) charity, funding research to improve lives and find a cure for T1D. We’ve been a part of every breakthrough in T1D care in the last 5 decades. We drive innovation, demand action, and stand with everyone facing life with T1D.
With 10,000 Australians set to be diagnosed with type 1 diabetes over the next decade, we’re driven by hope and an urgent need for continued research towards a cure. We also work hard to connect the dots between science and application with the aim of translating research into better treatments and technology faster.
We’re vocal on the issues important to the T1D community. Our supporters include those living with T1D, their loved ones, carers, clinicians, researchers, and community allies. And we ensure their voices can be on the national stage, in government, and in the wider community.
Join thousands of type 1 voices and help us shape a brighter future for T1D support, research, and management in Australia.