Living with type 1 diabetes is a reality for more than 120,000 Australians. Daily insulin injections and blood sugar checks are part of the ritual of someone living with the auto immune condition.
The Juveninue Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the world’s leading not-for-profit supporter of type 1 diabetes research.
WA has joined in to help out. One Walk WA is a fun-filled, family day to raise money for a cure for type 1 diabetes and will take place on Sunday October 25.
At the time of print, 385 walkers from WA have registered for the 7km route along the bridges of Perth.
Podcast: Maddi Brown with Christine on Drive
13 year old Maddi Brown was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 2 years ago and is taking part in the event. Maddi is aiming to raise $1000 with her team ‘The Carb Queens’.
Christine, Maddi and her best friend Katja pulling shapes in the studio on Drive
“My parents noticed I was going to the toilet a lot. I was eating heaps but I lost 5 kilos. I wasn’t feeling myself but after I was diagnosed and was given insulin I felt a lot better.”
But Maddi is optimistic regardless of the changes she’s had to make to her life.
“It’s not a life setence, it’s just a life adjustment.”
You can donate to the Carb Queens by clicking here.