Living With Type 1 Diabetes
When you or someone you know is first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, it can feel like the whole world has been turned upside down. You may experience a range of reactions including shock, anger, fear or denial. This is completely normal and always remember you are not alone.
When a person is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, it affects the whole family and will pose challenges for everyone. This difficult period will pass and you will learn to cope. Having diabetes will not prevent you or your loved one from enjoying a full and active life.
Progress is being made in the treatment options and management techniques of type 1 diabetes.
You can contribute to that progress by donating to type 1 diabetes online. No matter how large or small, your gift will help JDRF continue to move research from the laboratory through to a clinical reality for the 122,300 Australians currently living with type 1 diabetes.
JDRF wants to provide you with information about diabetes management and keep you and your loved ones as strong and as healthy as possible.
What is Type 1 Diabetes - learn about the causes of type 1 and how it is treated.
Type 1 Diabetes Symptoms - learn about the symptoms of type 1 diabetes.
Type 1 Diabetes Complications - learn about some of the complications that are associated with type 1 diabetes.
Newly Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes - for those who have recently been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
Previously Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes - for those who have been managing their diabetes for a number of years.
Parents of children with Type 1 Diabetes - for parents who would like to know how type 1 diabetes will effect their family life.
Type 1 Diabetes Fact Sheets - for more indepth understanding of the facts involved with type 1 diabetes. (Please note that some of the Fact Sheets contain information that could potentially be distressing for some readers.)