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World Diabetes Day: 5 ways to update your T1D knowledge

November 14, 2022

November 14 is World Diabetes Day, when we come together to raise awareness of diabetes and how it affects millions of people around the globe.

The International Diabetes Foundation sets the annual theme, and, like last year, 2022 is all about increasing access to diabetes education, with the slogan ‘education to protect tomorrow’.

So what does this mean for the more than 125,000 Australians living with type 1 diabetes (and the people who love them)?

In honour of World Diabetes Day, JDRF is encouraging all Australians who live with type 1 diabetes (T1D) to empower themselves by learning more about their diabetes and how they can manage it best.

No matter how long it’s been since your diagnosis, it’s always worth learning new tips on treatment and management, catching up with the latest research, and getting in touch with people and organisations who can help make your life easier.

Here are five things you can do help make that happen.

Catch up with your diabetes educator

It’s best to see a credentialled diabetes educator (CDE) at least once a year, but did you know there are a few times in your life when booking an appointment is extra important? Learn more about when you should see your CDE and how they can help.

Get your free T1D guide

Are you an adult living with T1D? Now is a great time to download our free guide, Straight to the Point. You’ll find practical tips and advice on T1D and travel, work, exercise, your mental health, social life and much more. Learn more and download Straight to the Point here.

Check out JDRF’s full range of free resources (including guides for teens and parents of teens) here.

Read our latest articles and info

Did you know that the JDRF website is packed with information to help you manage life with T1D? Whether you want to minimise your risk of health complications, would like mental health support, want to learn how to get financial support, or explore any other aspect of living with T1D, we have you covered here.

Become a Game Changer

Be on the forefront of T1D breakthroughs – sign up to be a JDRF Game Changer! As a Game Changer, you’ll be the first to find out about upcoming trials in Australia, get updates on the latest research developments, and can sign up to take part in trials yourself. Find out more.

Meet other people like you

Talking to other people who understand what you’re going through – and who can swap tips and practical advice on life with T1D – can teach you different ways to manage your T1D. You can join one of our private Facebook groups to chat with other people at your age or stage, or sign up for our Peer Support Program.

You may also want to help spread the word – save the image below then share it on your Instagram and Facebook accounts!