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My diagnosis: Elle’s story
Published on November 8, 2018

My name is Elle Christian Manfield and I have type 1 diabetes. On 8 December 2014, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D). My little sister Asha Mari Manfield was diagnosed with diabetes on 17 June 2013. That was probably the scariest day of my life, along with the day I was diagnosed too.  So, I […]

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Tracy’s journey towards a life free from insulin
Published on October 23, 2018

Before her islet transplantation, life for Tracy Humphries was unpredictable to say the least. She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at age 10, and at first, her T1D journey went quite smoothly. She even lived overseas for a year and enjoyed everything that a young person should. However, as Tracy grew into adulthood, […]

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Meet Emma, our volunteer Penrith One Walk host
Published on July 20, 2018

Emma Hogan was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at Monday 17 August 2009 at the age of seven years old. Her parents noticed that she had been losing weight and going to the bathroom every night at 3am without fail, but they put it down to her rigorous dancing schedule. When they noticed how much […]

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Meet the faces of our Giving Appeal: Georgia and Oliver
Published on May 22, 2018

Georgia and Oliver both live with type 1 diabetes (T1D), but both have had very different journeys. You might see their faces around this June, as they’ve lent their stories as part of JDRF’s End of Financial Year Giving Appeal. The teenagers’ stories are told from the perspective of themselves and also their mums, who […]

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Becoming a mum when you’ve got type 1 diabetes
Published on May 11, 2018

Pregnancy and type 1 diabetes (T1D) can go together, but it might just take some extra planning and care. Kristi, mum to beautiful six-year-old Harry, tells her story of becoming a mother at 37, despite a complex journey with T1D since she was diagnosed at 11. “When I got to 30, I thought I’d left […]

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JDRF advocate recognised for her stellar advocacy work
Published on March 21, 2018

Emma Hogan was recognised for her tireless advocacy efforts on International Women’s Day, picking up the award for junior woman of the year in her electorate of Lindsay, in Sydney’s Western Suburbs. The 16-year-old, who despite her age has already been part of JDRF’s advocacy program for eight years, was presented with the award from […]

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Meet Debbie: Riding 900km in the Type 1 Challenge
Published on March 14, 2018

Debbie Page is the super-grandmother heading all the way from the Northern Territory to join the Type 1 Challenge cycling team next month. She will ride 900km from Melbourne to the Barossa Valley with a group of dedicated supporters to join JDRF One Ride. Debbie told her story to JDRF: As a past JDRF One […]

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Running to remember Lewis
Published on January 30, 2018

It was a tough week for Geelong’s Clinton Meehan when we spoke with him in January. The fifth anniversary of his stepbrother Lewis’ passing and a time of mixed emotions. Lewis Marnell was a professional skateboarder for both Nike SB Team and Almost Skateboards, and his crew and fans definitely haven’t forgotten the Aussie legend. […]

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A One Ride wedding
Published on January 17, 2018

When Sarah finally talked her partner Andrew into signing up for JDRF One Ride, she didn’t let on that it would be an annual event for the couple. Nor did they imagine it would come to mark a milestone they’ll celebrate forever! That was eight years ago, and the two are returning for their ninth […]

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