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$20 from every piece sold within our Make It Visible collection, is donated to JDRF supporting reseach into Type 1 Diabetes.
Who are JDRF?
JDRF are the leading supporters of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research in the world.
Their vision? A world without type 1 diabetes.
JDRF has transformed the understanding of this disease and been a part of every breakthrough in T1D care in the last 50 years. They drive innovation, demand action and stand with everyone facing life with T1D.
What progress has JDRF had in curing, treating or preventing T1D?
Until they find a cure they are working to make each day better, safer and easier than the day before for someone living with T1D.
Below are the numbers that count, just some of the collective achievements that they have had to date.
20 people in Australia now living insulin-free after an islet transplant.
20% reduction in death rates among people with T1D.
17.6 million finger pricks avoided since the beginning of the Government’s CGM funding initiative.
12.8 million needles avoided through the insulin pump program.
12 x increase in T1D clinical trials over the past 15 years.
What is Type 1 Diabetes?
Type 1 diabetes is a chronic medical condition in which a person's immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. Insulin is a hormone that regulates the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood. Without insulin, the body cannot effectively regulate blood sugar levels.
As a result, people with Type 1 Diabetes need to take insulin through injections or an insulin pump to control their blood sugar levels. This condition requires lifelong management all day & night; with no break & facing an extra 180 decisions a day to remain safe & healthy.
Know the 4 T's
Type 1 Diabetes can sometimes be missed or assumed to be something else & can be life threatening if symptoms are overlooked.
Knowing the 4T's signs early could save you or your child’s life.
Going to the TOILET a lot, bed wetting by a previously dry child or heavier nappies in babies
Being really THIRSTY and not being able to quench the thirst
Feeling more TIRED than usual or having no energy
Losing weight or looking THINNER than usual
If you feel that you or your child could have Type 1 Diabetes, visit your local GP & request an easy, fast + simple finger-prink to check blood glucose.
We introduce you to Ava, Holly, Reece, Larissa, Georgy & Hughey, Kate & Noah and Krystle, Asha & Ryder in a powerful interview.
We are so grateful for our local T1D community coming together to shed light, share knowledge & their experiences of living with this chronic, life long, autoimmune disease.