Get ready to achieve your goals with T1D in 2023.
A type 1 diabetes (T1D) diagnosis shouldn’t stop you living live to the full. And with the right information, help and support, you can get all you want out of life.
Written by healthcare professionals and people who live with T1D, our free guide for adults is filled with practical advice and tips on:
- travelling with T1D (things to know and a checklist for before you go)
- your social life (including friendships and avoiding the hangover hypos)
- exercise and your BGLs
- preventing and dealing with diabetes burnout
- coping with work and T1D
- and lots more!
No matter how long you’ve been living with T1D – whether it’s been 5 months or 50 years – our FREE guide will help you kick T1D goals.
Complete the form to download your copy now.
Travel with T1D
Type 1 diabetes shouldn’t stop you from doing the things you want to do – and this includes travel.
If you’re looking to hit the road or jump on a plane, check out practical advice from the experts below or download Straight to the Point.
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Driving and type 1 diabetes: what the law says, and tips to keep in mind
We often get questions from our community members about driving and type 1 diabetes (T1D). Driving gives us independence and can make getting around a whole lot easier, so it’s not surprising that it’s a topic close to your hearts! First things first: yes, you absolutely can get a driver’s licence if you have T1D. […]
Common T1D travel challenges and how to tackle them
This post is an excerpt taken from Straight to the Point: A guide for living with type 1 diabetes, written and edited by healthcare professionals as part of our 2022: Kick T1D goals campaign. Download the full version for free here. So you’re off on a whirlwind adventure very soon. Good for you – we […]
The top 5 things you should consider when travelling with T1D
This post is an excerpt from Straight to the Point, a guide for living with type 1 diabetes. Download the full version for free here. Planning is the key to a successful trip for any traveller – but, for people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), this is particularly true. So, as the world opens after a tough […]
A wise person once said ‘if you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail’, and this definitely rings true for life with type 1 diabetes.
Now is a great time to take charge of your organisation, stocktake your supplies and book essential appointments. Keep scrolling for practical organisation tips from the experts or download Straight to the Point for free.
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Your type 1 diabetes healthcare professionals (and when to see them)
Living successfully with type 1 diabetes (T1D) requires you to be fully in control of your diabetes management. Self-management means having a daily management plan, setting goals, solving problems, and taking responsibility. But it certainly doesn’t mean you’re on your own – there are a number of healthcare professionals who can help you manage your […]
Type 1 diabetes supplies: what should I pack in my bag and store at home?
This is an excerpt from Straight to the Point, our must-have guide for adults living with type 1 diabetes. Download your FREE copy. Whether you’ve been living with type 1 diabetes for a little while or a long time, you already know that your type 1 diabetes supplies are your lifeline. But when is the […]
Explainer: When to check up on your type 1 diabetes
This post is from Straight to the Point, our guide for adults living with type 1 diabetes. Download the full version for free here. When it comes to living with T1D, keeping up your T1D checks, tests and examinations is incredibly important. Healthcare professionals in your diabetes team exist to help you build and adjust your […]
Exercise & managing your T1D
Exercise is great for you. There’s no doubt about it. Aside from making you feel good, assisting with weight management and boosting your health, it also increases your insulin sensitivity.
Keep reading to learn more about exercising with T1D or download Straight to the Point for more in-depth information.
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Get to know Sarah Marriott: Her journey with type 1 diabetes and playing competitive sport
Sarah is a 17 year old high school student who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) five years ago. While living with the condition brought its challenges, that hasn’t stopped Sarah from leading an active lifestyle and pursuing her love for rowing. Over the years, she has rowed competitively for her school and won […]
5 things you might not know about type 1 diabetes and exercise
This blog post was written by Sam Rooney, an accredited exercise physiologist (AEP) who has been living with type 1 diabetes for 22 years. When it comes to type 1 diabetes and exercise, there is a lot to consider, and this can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to start. Unfortunately this can often […]
How Hayley Ford gained the confidence to exercise after her T1D diagnosis
This blog post was written by Hayley Ford, a T1D community member and passionate exercise advocate as part of our 2022: Time to Kick T1D Goals campaign. Here, she shares how she gained the confidence to re-enter the world of exercise after her T1D diagnosis and her biggest pieces of advice for others looking to do […]
How to lose weight safely with type 1 diabetes
This post was developed in collaboration with T1D nutritionist & personal trainer Andi Balog. It also contains information from Straight to the Point, our guide for adults living with type 1 diabetes. Download your FREE guide here. Before you were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D), it’s likely you lost a considerable amount of weight […]
Meet the inspiring father-daughter duo taking on the JDRF One Ride Challenge
Let’s meet the inspiring father-daughter duo who share a passion for BMX riding and a goal to help defeat type 1 diabetes. Daniel was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at a young age, but that didn’t stop him from becoming a proud father of two, a motorcycle racer, and a mentor and supporter to […]
Beat T1D burnout
While physical health is emphasised with diabetes, the emotional, social and psychological effects can often be overlooked.
If you’re struggling with type 1 diabetes, the time to seek support and take active steps to care for your mental health is now. Read on or download Straight to the Point to learn more about beating burnout.
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Coping with a type 1 diabetes diagnosis as an adult
This article is from Straight to the Point, a guide written for adults with type 1 diabetes. Download your free copy here. When you were told you had type 1 diabetes (T1D) you probably felt as if your world had been turned upside down. You may have felt like screaming or just curling up in […]
A new resource for teens living with type 1 diabetes
We are excited to announce the launch of our brand new teen wellbeing guide, Testing Times, designed to help teenagers manage their type 1 diabetes (T1D) while staying on top of studying, socialising and the changes that come with transitioning into adulthood. The guide was created with the knowledge and expertise of T1D healthcare clinicians. […]
How I managed anxiety around pregnancy and birth with T1D
This post was written by Laura Hill, a T1D community member, JDRF staff member and new mum to baby Ivy. Before falling pregnant, I was aware of the demands that T1D and pregnancy may bring and that these may take a toll on my mental health. Separately, these two experiences are life-changing and bring with […]
‘5 things I wish I’d known about being pregnant and living with T1D’
This blog post was written by Laura Hill, a T1D community member, JDRF staff member and mum to baby Ivy. I thought I had a great handle on my type 1 diabetes (T1D) management before falling pregnant. I assumed this meant I was all set for a safe and relatively easy pregnancy and birth. […]
Diabulimia and type 1 diabetes
This post was written by staff writers and type 1 diabetes community member Nina Gelbke, an accredited nutritionist (BHScNutr) specialising in sports and performance nutrition, and eating disorders, as part of our 2022: Time to kick T1D goals campaign. Having a healthy relationship with food is such an important part of our overall health and wellbeing, especially our […]
Accessing mental health services with type 1 diabetes
This resource was created in consultation with Dr Rosalyn Taylor, clinical psychologist who specialises in diabetes at the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service. Living with type 1 diabetes can often mean we emphasise our physical health at the expense of many other aspects of our wellbeing – including our mental health. The truth is, we […]
Supporting your mental health with type 1 diabetes: Q&A with Emily Vuong
We talked with with type 1 diabetes (T1D) influencer, future high school science teacher and mental health advocate Emily Vuong as part of our 2022: Time to Kick T1D Goals campaign. Diagnosed with T1D when she was 14 months old, Emily talks about her journey to accepting her diagnosis, how she manages her T1D while […]
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 it can become hard and frustrating, especially when the results are not what you hoped for. Studies have shown that most people living with diabetes experience worries, fears and other negative feelings at some stage. When these feelings are prolonged it […]
Get your hustle on
Managing type 1 diabetes at work comes with its own set of challenges, like deciding when to tell your boss and colleagues, scheduling meal times, dealing with discrimination, and navigating shifts.
But there are ways to make working with T1D much easier. Continue reading or download Straight to the Point for more in-depth information.
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‘I thought my flying career was over’: Dr Jeremy Robertson’s career change after T1D diagnosis
Dr Jeremy Robertson didn’t always want to be a medical doctor – he was actually a commercial pilot when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. It was a huge turning point in his life. Here, he shares his story of how type 1 diabetes helped reshaped his career. I was diagnosed with type 1 […]
Managing shift work with type 1 diabetes
This post is an excerpt taken from Straight to the Point: A guide for adults living with type 1 diabetes. Download the full version for free here. Even if you don’t have type 1 diabetes (T1D), shift work can put a strain on health. There is no medical evidence indicating you shouldn’t perform shift work. […]
4 reasons you might consider disclosing your T1D at work
This article is from Straight to the Point, our FREE guide for adults living with type 1 diabetes. Download your full copy for free. It goes without saying: your medical information is confidential. Your decision about whether or not to disclose your type 1 diabetes (T1D) to your employer or colleagues is personal, and will depend on your work circumstances and what […]
Your type 1 diabetes shouldn’t prevent you from doing the things you enjoy. You can still enjoy a glass of wine with friends, private time with your partner, and a cool beer on a hot day.
Read on for practical tips for having fun with T1D from the experts, or download Straight to the Point to explore even more advice.
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Eating out with type 1 diabetes
Looking for advice on living your best life with T1D? Download our free guide packed with top tips. Eating out or grabbing a takeaway meal is a normal part of life for most Aussies. As the saying goes, everything in moderation, and this is no different for families living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). If […]
What to say when others are ignorant or rude about your type 1 diabetes
This post is an excerpt taken from Straight to the Point: A guide for living with type 1 diabetes, written and edited by healthcare professionals. Download the full version for free. There is a lot to process and learn after being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and sometimes you may not be warned about how […]
3 steps you can take to meet others with type 1 diabetes
This post is an excerpt taken from Straight to the Point, a guide for adults living with type 1 diabetes. Download the full version for free here. Let’s be real: Life with type 1 diabetes (T1D) isn’t glamorous. It’s hard work. It’s a constant physical, mental, social and financial strain which can leave you exhausted at the end […]