Running a Marathon with Type1 Diabetes...

Running a Marathon with Type1 Diabetes...

I will also be running it with my Medtronic 640g Insulin Pump attached on one hip and a Medtronic CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitor ) on the other. The CGM will monitor my blood glucose levels throughout the 42.2k distance.

JOIN US FOR A FAMILY DAY OUT AT LIVE WIRE PARK!

JOIN US FOR A FAMILY DAY OUT AT LIVE WIRE PARK!

We are very excited to bring you an adventure packed day out at the brand new Live Wire Park in the beautiful Lorne. This is an event for the whole family to enjoy, get out into nature and have some fun!!! Register now! Spaces are limited as this is a popular event!

How quickly your entire life can change in one moment..

How quickly your entire life can change in one moment..

We were told that he was in DKA (Diabetic Ketoacidosis). Diabetes was a word we knew, a word that sent chills down our spine. We knew our baby’s life was never going to be the same. ICU became our home for the next few nights, constant beeping of machines and a nurse that never left the room.

Hip, Hip Hooray! Happy Anniversary to me!

Hip, Hip Hooray! Happy Anniversary to me!

People often ask why I celebrate such an occasion, one that you would think begs misery.  Let me explain. Managing diabetes well is not an easy task. I’ve always said that barely a movement is made without first consciously (and sometimes unconsciously) thinking about how diabetes will be managed in every situation.

The Gut Movie- T1F Fundraiser.

The Gut Movie- T1F Fundraiser.

The Type1 Foundation presents this special screening of The Gut Movie on Wednesday the 9th of May at 7:00pm at Village Cinemas Geelong, VIC! In The Gut Movie, we follow the journey of journalist & researcher Kale Brock as, in the quest to discover whether the ‘optimal microbiome’ does indeed exist..

What it's really like being diagnosed in your mid twenties..

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What it's really like being diagnosed in your mid twenties..

In my experience being diagnosed later in life can cause a mixture of emotions on the individual, some people are quite matter of fact about the diagnosis and steps that need to be taken to manage their diabetes whilst other's can find the life change quite daunting, inconvenient and challenging. When people have families already, getting Type1 diabetes later in life can often add financial stress to the household expenditure." -Jessica O'Shannassy Diabetes Educator.

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RISING FROM REHABILITATION-Dave Barnes looks back to progress forward..

RISING FROM REHABILITATION-Dave Barnes looks back to progress forward..

Why am I here? Where can I begin? How about with me? Right now? I don’t recall coming into the hospital. What I do know is that I was found unconscious, in my home, in my own mess, after having a hypoglycaemic event. I did not wake for another two weeks. When I did, I found myself in here, in the Royal Hobart Hospital.

A mother's perspective- Living with Cystic Fibrosis and Diabetes..

A mother's perspective- Living with Cystic Fibrosis and Diabetes..

As if living with Cystic Fibrosis wasn't enough, when Gabby received the shock news that she also has diabetes..

Our whole world fell apart 14 years ago when our 3rd child, our gorgeous daughter Gabby was diagnosed at just 4 weeks of age with Cystic Fibrosis. The future was and still is a terrifying prospect for our whole family.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE- STOMP FOR TYPE1!

MAKE A DIFFERENCE- STOMP FOR TYPE1!

Let's do this! Join our Team T1F! This year we are entering our first T1F team, raising funds and awareness for Type1 Diabetes. Stadium Stomp is an event that runs annually at the MCG, this years will be on 22nd July.  It's a great way to get fit if running isn't for you! A huge challenge for the whole family to enjoy together.

Struggle Street: travelling with Type1 diabetes...

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Struggle Street: travelling with Type1 diabetes...

Struggle Street: travelling with diabetes

I’m an avid traveler. There is no doubt about that. Adventuring, exploring, travelling, hiking, I am all about being outdoors and challenging myself. I have just come back from escaping to sunny Hawaii for a quick get away and I just want to disclose a few frustrations I have while on holidays as a diabetic.

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Teenage life with Type 1- Noah's perspective

Teenage life with Type 1- Noah's perspective

Recently we sat down with Noah 17,  to have a chat about what its like to be a teenager at school in Year 12 and living with Type1 Diabetes. Noah was diagnosed at 17 months old, whilst on a family holiday in Spain.