An Australian advocate at JDRF Children’s Congress 2015
Published on August 14, 2015

JDRF Australia government advocate Emma Hogan recently visited Washington DC as part of the 2015 JDRF Children’s Congress. She tells us her story of her visit! A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to be involved in the JDRF Children’s Congress 2015 (CC) in Washington DC to tell American Congressmen and senators about life […]

Will may be the youngest CEO and inventor in Australia
Published on August 10, 2015

Canberra-based 10-year-old William may be off on an Innovation Adventure soon, with a trip to NASA as a highlight. With his invention of a blood test strip disposal kit, he hopes to be shortlisted as one of the final 12 entries in the Origin littleBIGidea competition. “I came up with the idea of this kit […]

Sky’s the Limit for Andrew
Published on August 4, 2015

Andrew’s father is his hero – he has had type 1 diabetes for as long as Andrew can remember. His sister was also diagnosed with T1D at an early age, at the age of 16 Andrew himself was diagnosed with T1D. He wasn’t going to let that stop him from achieving his dreams though. “I’ve […]

Henry holds a party for Diabetes Awareness
Published on July 21, 2015

Louisa emailed JDRF this weekend with this lovely story of how she and her son Henry marked National Diabetes Awareness Week last week. It was such a heart-warming and inspirational story that we had to share it straight away! My son Henry was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in January this year at the age […]

50 Years of Type 1 Diabetes
Published on July 8, 2015

73-year-old Maria Crisci has been defying her doctors for 50 years. She remembers, “Four years after I was diagnosed, I went to the doctor for something small and he told me off. ‘What’s the point of coming to me,’ he said. ‘You’re not going to reach 30 anyway!’ I was only 27 at the time.” […]

So Much More Than Type 1 Diabetes
Published on June 18, 2015

Long-time JDRF supporters the Selig family recently held a morning tea fundraiser for JDRF, raising over $2000. Alex, who has type 1 diabetes, spoke at the event. We loved his witty and self-deprecating style of writing, so with his permission we’re sharing his speech with you! Hi, my name is Alex. I’m a Scorpio, I […]

T1D Has Made My Three Kids Grow Up A Bit Faster
Published on June 9, 2015
Community Stories

With four of the five people in her family diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, it takes Olivia van Dyk just that little bit more organisation and more regular routines to make the day run smoothly. “I was diagnosed when I was 11 years old. I always knew that I would probably pass my T1D onto […]

Swapping Saudi Sand Dunes for Snow
Published on May 29, 2015

Mark Morley is an Australian diplomat based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In August, Mark and his friends are taking on the challenge to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Mark, along with several of his friends are keen to raise money for JDRF after his two year old Jemima was diagnosed in late […]

Want to tell the Government what you think?
Published on May 22, 2015

The Federal Government has announced a national consultation process to help guide the development of a National Diabetes Strategy. They have opened the door for interested Australians to fill in an online questionnaire and have their voices heard. Let’s make sure that the type 1 diabetes community voice is heard loud and clear! You don’t […]

I just want Nate to have a normal childhood
Published on May 22, 2015

The end of financial year is coming up soon, and JDRF is asking everyone to consider making a tax-deductible donation before 30 June. We recently sent a donation appeal out to a number of households across Australia, featuring this moving story from Sheree, a mum who has T1D, and her son Nate, who also has […]