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“It was a moment I’ll never forget”
Published on April 27, 2016

The first year of high school is challenging enough, without being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) halfway through!  Kirilly White was forced to suddenly adapt to a “new schooling lifestyle and then a whole different way of living”. Here’s how she went from there, to becoming JDRF’s National Young Volunteer of the Year in 2015.

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“I decided I needed to do whatever I could to help”
Published on April 27, 2016

“I was so thrilled, honoured and humbled to receive the JDRF National Volunteer of the Year award last year!” The words of  Katie Coulter, on her recognition in the 2015 JDRF Volunteer Recognition Awards. Nominations are now open to formally recognise and thank volunteers for the time and effort  they dedicated to JDRF in the 2015/16 Financial […]

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A hairy sacrifice 25 years in the making
Published on April 22, 2016

Justine’s family connection to type 1 diabetes (T1D) inspired her to make a sacrifice for those who don’t have the luxury of choice when it comes to their health. In her words, Justine and her hair have been together for more than 25 years. Identifying as ‘the long haired one’, ending the relationship with this […]

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Taking our message to the top  
Published on April 12, 2016

Carly was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was five years old, only for her younger sister to also be diagnosed before she was two.  Carly is now advocating for change with JDRF, and has recently met with advisors to Senator for Western Australia, Mathias Cormann, to share her story.

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Lara, beating diabetes in her own way!
Published on April 8, 2016

Lara was an active eight year old, when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2007. Not letting this stand in her way, she has since gone on to play basketball for Australia. In light of this week’s World Health Day with a theme of ‘Beat Diabetes’, we want to share a story of […]

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Be a workplace hero
Published on April 4, 2016

Did you know you can potentially hold the key to our progress? Your network! By reaching out to your colleagues and professional network, you not only help spread our message but help power research into type 1 diabetes by raising valuable funds. It’s now even easier to support JDRF with our new Team Cure Diabetes […]

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Who is Team Cure Diabetes?
Published on March 16, 2016

Is 2016 your year to make a difference? Taking action for type 1 diabetes – it could be the most important thing you’ll ever do. If you or someone you care about is impacted by T1D why not make 2016 your year to join the mission to find a cure. It’s never been easier to […]

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The physical impact of mental stress
Published on March 11, 2016

Alex Kozeniauskas is a high performance endurance athlete and an engineer from Melbourne, Australia, with  type 1 diabetes. Diagnosed with T1D in 1996, Alex has been living, training and competing with T1D ever since. Alex runs a personal blog called Type1Athletic, which inspires everyday people to ‘Live Life Active With Diabetes’. He has kindly allowed us to […]

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“I wanted to spark conversations about T1D”
Published on March 1, 2016

Like many parents of a child with type 1 diabetes, (T1D), Corey is a champion for T1D awareness and JDRF. His daughter, Lucy, now nine, has been living with T1D since she was three years old. Her daily struggles and triumphs have inspired the whole family over the years, but father, Corey, decided to go […]

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Patrick, swimming towards a cure
Published on February 15, 2016

Pat’s original motivation to swim the world’s largest open water swim, the Rottnest Channel Swim, came from his sister, Jodi, who has completed the event many times, including once with Pat as a successful duo in 2013 (pictured after their swim). Pat is now stepping up the challenge and taking the 19.7km swim on solo […]

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