T1D Support Groups

Type 1 Diabetes Community
Support Groups

Passionate people around Australia from the type 1 diabetes community are committed to providing a support system for other families and individuals living with the disease. Find a support group close to you in the below list.

ACTNSW - NTQLD - SAVICWA

ACT

S.T.O.P (Supporting Type One Parents and Families)

S.T.O.P is a support group for parents in ACT and the surrounding areas with children living with type 1 diabetes. They support all ages, and have regular catchups. They have a Facebook group which will give you updates on the groups activities, fundraisers and upcoming events. You can also express your interest and get a calendar of events/catchups by contacting s.t.o.p.andchildren@gmail.com

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NSW

Northern Sydney Childrens t1d support group

The newly established Northern Sydney Childrens T1D Support page is for children, parents, and families of Type 1 Diabetes in adolecents. Our goal is to connect with families living with T1D and to be a platform to share information, research, events and stories. Whether your child is newly diagnosed or if your child has been diagnosed for some time, it can be a challenge supporting them through the T1D journey. Goalposts will change and just when you think you have 'worked it out’, it will change again. This is the nature of T1D. We hope to provide support throughout this journey. We are all part of the T1D Club. Visit our facebook page to connect and learn more.

Central Coast Support Group

Come and join the Central Coast Support Group at one of our regular family get togethers. This is an opportunity for families living with type 1 diabetes to socialise together and meet other Central Coast type 1 diabetes families in a fun, social atmosphere. The Central Coast Support Group is organised by a group of mothers who have children with type 1. Please bring a plate to share. EVERYONE IS WELCOME. For more information, or to register your interest for future catch-ups, please contact Catherine Rowley on centralcoast.jdrf.fundraising@gmail.com.

Parents of Hunter Kids with Type 1 Diabetes Support Network

This is a private Facebook group for Parents in the Hunter Valley-Australia only. The purpose is to provide community support, sharing of experiences, stories, social events and activities for children and families in the Hunter. It is run by parents for parents. Administration of the Facebook group is by the current Parents Support Group Committee. Assistance, support and advocacy is provided by the JHCH (John Hunter Children's Hospital) Diabetes Social Worker. This group is not for medical advice and is not moderated. When you request membership, admin will confirm your identity and approve membership. Terms and Conditions are pinned on the Facebook page. Please read these when you join.

Parent Support Group Committee meetings take place once per month at Wests Mayfield at 6.30pm. Please contact the social worker Anne McCrea for further details on anne.mccrea@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au or 4921 4118.

Illawarra Type 1 Support Group

A support group for people from the Illawarra and South Coast living with Type 1 Diabetes, and their families. A closed, private group and you must be Type 1 or a close relative to a Type 1 and currently living in the Illawarra. The purpose of this group is to provide community support, sharing of experiences, stories, social events and activities for children and families in the Illawarra however we do not give medical advice. Contact Ian and Linda at Illawarra Type 1 Support Group: illawarratype1group@gmail.com or Facebook www.facebook.com/groups/T1.Illawarra/

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NT

Alice Springs T1D Support Group

Come and join our newly created Alice Springs T1D Support Group. We currently have around 20 members and are happy to hear from anyone interested in becoming a part of the group. For more details, please get in contact via the below methods:

Mail: PO Box 8583 Alice Springs NT 0871
Email: alicespringst1d@gmail.com
Visit our new Facebook Page

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QLD

Mackay Parents of Diabetic Kids

Come and join the Mackay Parents of Diabetic Kids at one of our regular family get togethers. This is an opportunity for families living with type 1 diabetes to socialise together and meet other Mackay type 1 diabetes families in a fun, social atmosphere. The Mackay Parents of Diabetic Kids is organised by mothers who have children with type 1. EVERYONE IS WELCOME. For more information, or to register your interest for future catch-ups, please contact Kylie Houston on 0427 482 484 or by houston111@bigpond.com or on Facebook

Brisbane Young T1D Social Group

Are you aged between 18 and 30 and have type 1 diabetes? Would you like to meet other young adults with type 1 diabetes in a fun social atmosphere? If so, we welcome you to join our Brisbane Young T1D Social Group who regularly catch-up for dinner/drinks etc. To register your interest in the social group, or to find out more information, please contact Krystal Slapp on krystal_slapp@hotmail.com.

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SA

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VIC

Type 1 Diabetes Support Group

Diabetes Resource Centre Inc have a Type 1 Diabetes Support Group for families living in South Western Victoria. For more information, please contact Mylee on 0400 729 357.

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WA

Type 1 Diabetes Family Network

Come and join the Type 1 Diabetes Family Network at one of our regular catch-ups. This is an opportunity for families living with type 1 diabetes to socialise together and meet other Perth type 1 diabetes families in a fun, social atmosphere. Everyone is welcome! For more information, or to register your interest for future catch-ups, please contact Naomi Hames on 0409 243 850

WAIT - Western Australian Insulin Takers

WAIT meetings provides an opportunity for type 1 diabetics that are 25+ years old to meet, connect, problem solve, give advice, make new friends and socialise. For any queries, including information on upcoming meetings please contact Julie-Anne at westernaustralianinsulintakers@yahoo.com.au.

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