Media Toolkit

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Media Toolkit for People with Type 1 Diabetes

Get Involved and advocate for better reporting of type 1 diabetes

Results from the 2013 JDRF "Type 1 Diabetes in the Media" survey revealed some interesting figures regarding the amount of trust the T1D community had in the Australian media.

In response, JDRF CEO Mike Wilson has released an Open Letter to the Australian media, appealing to the media to help raise the profile of type 1 diabetes. He urged the media to produce and publish factual and accurate stories about life with type 1 diabetes and people with type 1 diabetes.

Do you want to get involved?

You too can get involved and help raise the profile of type 1 diabetes. 

JDRF is offering these resources for people with type 1 diabetes that you can use to approach your local newspaper, radio station or TV station.


Make sure to use and share the text and video of Mike Wilson's Open Letter to the Australian Media, encouraging them to report accurately on type 1 diabetes.

Don't forget you can always approach online and social media with your story as well - spread the news through Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, and more.

By sharing your experiences with type 1 diabetes, you can help all Australians learn more about type 1 diabetes.