Wildcats and Coles are card-carrying JDRF supporters
Published on February 6, 2017

One of the best things about the 1990s — basketball cards —recently got a modern reboot, scoring more than $76,000 for JDRF. The NBL’s Perth Wildcats and supermarket giant, Coles, joined forces to launch the fundraising and awareness campaign benefiting JDRF in October last year. Shoppers at 94 Coles supermarkets in WA were able to purchase exclusive […]

“Let’s make stuff happen”
Published on January 31, 2017

One of the things you notice when meeting Claire is that she seems fearless. She’s not of course, who of us is, really? But she gives that impression. In her words, Claire has done a bit of everything. She works in a Noosa bookshop selling books to “lovely people”, and is mum to nine-year-old Theo […]

A month in the life of type 1 diabetes
Published on November 17, 2016

Erika has thrown herself into raising awareness of type 1 diabetes (T1D) since her daughter Violet was diagnosed three years ago. This month, she decided to mark World Diabetes Day by posing a challenge to those game enough, which inspired many of her friends and family to take part. Now she is throwing down the gauntlet to our […]

Jasmine, my hero
Published on October 26, 2016

It’s been one year of 3am alarms for Anvij… but that hasn’t made waking up in the dead of the night any easier. He writes for JDRF’s blog on the anniversary of his six-year old daughter Jasmine’s type 1 diabetes diagnosis.   I manage to just open my eyes by the tenth loud piercing “peeeep” of […]

Alex, riding 900km to JDRF One Ride
Published on October 18, 2016

If you follow our JDRF blog, you might be familiar with Alex Kozeniauskas. Alex has had type 1 diabetes (T1D) for 20 years, is a hugely active supporter of JDRF, and is hugely active in general, which is why he’s also known as Type1Athletic! When Alex discovered the JDRF One Ride event, he didn’t just sign up […]

“Pride always comes before a hypo!”
Published on October 5, 2016

I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) 50 years ago, and at that time, life expectancy and quality of life for me looked bleak. I was 14 and at boarding school; it feels like yesterday. Diabetes management from those times was primitive. Urine testing was like a science experiment, with test tubes and foaming […]

Why Simon is walking this October
Published on September 6, 2016

“How are we going to do injections?” was one of my first thoughts. I have a phobia of needles, and I was so afraid of the prospect of having to inject my daughter. It was by far, the worst day of my entire life… 20 October 2014 at 5:30pm was the moment my beautiful daughter, […]

Becoming the ‘Hungry, Hungry Hypos’
Published on August 14, 2016

As the exhausted family settled back at home after a chaotic five days in hospital, Sharon noticed her daughter, Tarah, growing quiet and withdrawn.  “Mum, I don’t know what a hypo feels like,” Tarah said. They all waited, and low and behold a day later, Tarah had her first hypo. The doctors had given the […]

No longer hiding from type one
Published on August 5, 2016

For three decades, Deb tried her best to avoid type 1 diabetes. But that all changed two years ago, while running with a friend who also had type 1 diabetes (T1D). He mentioned his insulin pump and how much it had improved his life. Not having much of an idea of how insulin pump therapy worked, […]

Life, but not as you know it
Published on July 26, 2016

Jackie, from the Sunshine Coast, is a mum of two, including daughter Freya (pictured) who has type 1 diabetes. Jackie is one of our passionate JDRF supporters across Australia who have volunteered to host a regional JDRF One Walk.  Among other topics, Jackie blogs about family, love, life, and parenting through type 1 diabetes, and she has kindly allowed JDRF […]