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JDRF Australia’s President, Dr Susan Alberti AO, has featured on ABC TV’s Talking Heads program in an inspiring and emotional interview.

In the half hour-long chat with host Peter Thompson, Sue discusses her modest beginnings in suburban Melbourne, her life of hard work and remarkable career success, her dedication to AFL team the Western Bulldogs and her extensive philanthropic activity, including her longstanding and very generous support of JDRF and medical research institutions.

Sue also shares moving and heartfelt stories from the touching episodes of her life, including the sad premature death of her first husband, and the short poignant life and tragic death of her daughter Danielle, from complications of type 1 diabetes.

Sue is the National President and International Patron of JDRF Australia, and was a founder of the Walk to Cure Diabetes. She is also a Member of JDRF’s International Board. Sue has been a strong supporter and an integral part of the JDRF Australia family for many years.

Sue was awarded an AO (Officer of the Order of Australia) in 2007, in recognition of her long and outstanding contribution to major medical research institutions, and particularly for her work as a philanthropist, fundraiser and advocate for type 1 diabetes care and research.

Members of the type 1 diabetes community and the JDRF family are encouraged to download the podcast of the Sue Alberti Talking Heads interview from ABC Online.

If you would like to get in touch with Sue Alberti, please email

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