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 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.


  • 2013 Summary

    Here at the T1DN, we’ve just held our annual general meeting (on 27 November).  Although AGMs are generally fairly formal affairs, we did take a bit of time to celebrate some of the cool things we’ve achieved this year.  Here’s a little sample for you: We revised, redesigned and relaunched our fabulous Starter Kit We […]
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