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Mission: The mission of the Type 1 Diabetes Network is to create opportunities for Australians affected by Type 1 Diabetes to share knowledge and experiences in order to attain an optimum quality of life through: •building an empowered and active Type 1 diabetes community; •offering support and encouragement; •facilitating access to resources and information; and •advocating and raising awareness on issues of concern to people affected by Type 1 Diabetes. The organisation is run by a dedicated team of volunteers: all people with Type 1 diabetes ourselves.

Geographic areas served: World-wide

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Type 1 diabetes network and particularly the forum, is the place I go to hear honest and personal experiences about Type 1 diabetes. I always come away from the site having learned something new, whether it be a new glucometer on the market or a different way of handling a type 1 diabetic 'problem'. What makes this site unique is that fact there are no hidden motives; they are type 1 diabetics themselves that are there to listen and share their real and personal experiences in the forum. They also provide up to date and relevant information about Type 1 diabetes.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The T1DN provides a friendly and informative environment where people are encouraged to share information and discuss a wide variety of issues, ask questions, share experiences and talk about anything they wish to, relating to living with diabetes. Its a great place to turn to when I'm seeking advice, reassurance or a just place to vent! It has truely changed my life for the better and has had a tangible, positive impact on my health.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

T1DN is the only credible organisation helping people to live with type 1 diabetes (JDRF are great but they do another job, ie finding a cure). T1DN really helps to normalise the experience of living with diabetes and offers a wealth of information.

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Fantastic opportunity for people with type 1 diabetes to connect, especially those who are isolated from other diabetics. Great to be able to share practical advice on day-to-day life with type 1 diabetes

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 3

As a diabetes health professional and someone living with the condition, there are times I refer people to this website. My only concern is that at times the overall feeling of the website can be negative. Advice provided is usually experiential-based, however at times does move into the clinical realms which I find problematic. As a forum of people sharing their diabetes experieces, I would say this is a good website.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I came across the Type 1 Diabetes Network when my 10yr old son was diagnosed with diabetes last year. I have found the forum site MuntedPancreas to be an invaluable source of information & support.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This site is home to the Reality Check forum which is an online community aimed at people with Type 1 Diabetes. Anything and everything related to D is discussed here. You can have a grumble or a rant about D, you can find out about the latest BGM's and Pumps, you can share in others success is manageing various aspects of D and you can celebrate your own. Got a problem you can't find a solution to? Post it on the forum, there is bound to be someone in the same situation!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This has been a terrific site to read about other peoples REAL experiences with Type 1 as it can often be the case that you do not personally know others with this condition. This site has been extremely informative for me as no matter what Type 1 throws at you (be it good, bad, ugly, angry or funny) there is always another T1 that has experienced the same or similiar and can share their views or at the very least, sympathise. Real life experiences with 'real' Type 1s, not with well meaning but oft misinformed others.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Type 1 Diabetes Network is an amazing resource for people who are affected by Type One Diabetes and their family and friends. I have been a member of the online forum 'Reality Check' for over 6 years now and have found it to be a wonderful source of information and support while dealing with this disease. Its is an excellent community to be a part of.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Type 1 Diabetes Network provides online information and support to people who are affected by Type 1 Diabetes - the people themselves who have the condition, the partners and the parents. I've been a member of the online forum for about five years now and find it an incredible support. Living with Type 1 Diabetes is not easy - and its a relief to meet up with people who actually understand what this condition is about. The forum is well moderated and friendly - a real "community". The Type 1 Diabetes Network is a huge support to me and many others.