I’m reprising my role as Chief Minion (just call me Stu) for the Type 1 Challenge for the fourth consecutive year.
Why? Because type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease that can strike at any time, although it is more frequently diagnosed during childhood. T1D affects more than 120,000 Australian families, with 7 people diagnosed every day.
T1D isn’t just a non-functioning pancreas. Someone living with T1D may also face other life-threatening complications, as well as being 50% more likely to suffer from depression than someone without T1D. It's one of the most common chronic diseases in children, more so than even cancer. Unlike some cancers, there is currently no chance of remission with T1D.
What can you do to help, I hear you ask?
Help me to support JDRF’s mission to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent, and treat T1D and its complications by giving whatever you can.
Together we can turn type one into type none and change the lives of people living with type 1 diabetes.
Thanks so much for your support!