Type 1 Diabetes Network

Welcome to the website of the Type 1 Diabetes Network (T1DN) – a network of people affected by type 1 diabetes, creating opportunities to share real-life experiences, information and knowledge in order to make living with type 1 a better experience.

This website is developed by people who live with type 1 diabetes themselves, or have a child who lives with type 1.  We have drawn on our extensive personal experiences to provide support to other people living with type 1 in Australia. In this sense, the Type 1 Diabetes Network is a unique organisation!  We seek to complement, rather than duplicate, the work of other diabetes organisations, networks and professional groups.

We want to help create an empowered and active type 1 diabetes community by providing support, information, and a voice for people with type 1. One of the ways we do this is through our Reality Check forum, which provides a secure and safe place for people to bitch, moan, argue, or rejoice (yes, really) about having type 1 diabetes.

We are also very proud of our brilliant Starter Kit, a special resource for newly diagnosed people; and our online learning module, Living with Type 1, which is an important tool in advocating and raising awareness on issues of concern to people affected by type 1 diabetes.

Above all, we hope you enjoy our website and that you will feel welcome in the type 1 community!

We are a group of people who give their time voluntarily to support others. We are not medical professionals and therefore the information provided is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a person living with type 1 diabetes and their diabetes management and healthcare team.


  • T1DN in emerging adults – regional Victoria

    What is it like to be diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes during the early adult years in regional Victoria? What are the challenges in learning to manage Diabetes during these years, while studying, entering the workforce and exploring new social networks? This study is interested in your perspective, to inform diabetes care, education and support […]
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  • Our readership and membership survey for 2015

    Thanks so much to everyone who participated in our 2015 readership/membership survey. We had almost 250 respondents. The majority of respondents were in NSW, Vic and QLD, but 10% of people answering the survey were from another country, which is great! 54% of respondents were pump users, compared to 36% on MDI and 9% on […]
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  • We’re making a list! (and checking it twice)

    Do you know a health professional who really GETS type 1? Someone you’d recommend to other type 1s? If so, please let us know! It doesn’t have to be someone who specialises in type 1 (like an endocrinologist or DE) – it could be a GP, a dietitian, a dentist, a physio, anyone whom you’ve […]
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