Promoting a cause close to my heart
Published on May 12, 2015

24-year-old Tanya has been part of the JDRF family for a long time. She started off as a Walk fundraiser, after her diagnosis twelve years ago. “I have a close family, and my sisters and I all reached out to our friends to donate. We ended up raising over $7000 for the Walk to Cure […]

Be the Voice of the T1D Community
Published on May 12, 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. This is your chance to be the voice of the type 1 diabetes community.

Big Red Running 250km for Edie
Published on March 30, 2015

When JDRF called Trish Abrahams of Team Edie to conduct this interview, she was feeling tired. “We’ve had a rough night – two nights of random lows because Edie’s got a cold,” she explained. “This is really strange for Edie as well, because she used to run high when she had a cold, but it […]

Young Comedian Supports JDRF On Primetime TV Show
Published on February 19, 2015

Would you throw your hand into elephant dung, maggots and scorpions, just to help your loved one who has type 1 diabetes? Or would you walk on a thin wire across a vast dam, a hundred metres in the air? That’s just a few of the things that young up-and-coming comedian Joel Creasey has been […]

Keeping type 1 diabetes and my daily struggles hidden
Published on February 3, 2015

19-year-old Kate was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes twelve years ago. Having T1D through school was difficult, when all you want at that age is to be the same as everyone else. She tells us JDRF her story. Throughout my schooling life, and even to this day, I have kept type 1 diabetes to myself […]

Darren’s Bibbulmun Track Adventure
Published on January 20, 2015

In August 2014, we spoke with Darren King who was aiming to tackle the 1000km Bibbulmun Track in Western Australia to help raise money for type 1 diabetes. His wife Jenn was diagnosed with T1D in 1988 when she was seven, and Darren is determined to help find a cure. Darren has now completed his […]

40 Years of T1D, A Silent Fight
Published on January 12, 2015

Alex Williams has lived with type 1 diabetes for over forty years. It’s been a long road, with many highs and lows along the way. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1974 at 17 years of age. Since then I’ve been emergencied to hospital in an ambulance many times, including once in Riyadh, […]

Katie’s story of daughter Sophie’s T1D diagnosis
Published on January 8, 2015

Our daughter Sophie was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on 9 June 2011 at the age of eleven. I knew very little about T1D before it entered our lives.  Like most other people who don’t know much about it, I thought it was something that you got if you didn’t eat healthily and didn’t exercise […]

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