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What is DiaBuddies?

DiaBuddies supports children living with type 1 diabetes and their parents and carers to feel connected, confident and part of a community.

When your child is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus, it’s normal to feel different, afraid and worried. DiaBuddies offers fun events, informative educational sessions and a safe space to connect with other families on the journey with a child living with type 1 diabetes.

You don’t have to deal with your child’s diagnosis on your own. Managing type 1 diabetes in children is much easier when you have a strong support system.

DiaBuddies has been made possible through the generous support of our major donor Future Generation Australia and the Doug Rawle Trust.

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DiaBuddies Events

Register for one of our events tailored for children with type 1 diabetes and their families.


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Join the DiaBuddies Online Community

A place for parents and carers with children living with type 1 to connect, ask questions and feel supported.

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Sign up for DiaBuddies updates

Receive information about upcoming events, practical tips and resources to help manage diabetes.

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Register for an upcoming event

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Clown doctors after school fun!

  4.30pm - 5.30pm | Wednesday 24 November, 2021 

  Online - NSW/ACT

Join our Clown Doctors and other DiaBuddies for this exciting activity. It is going to be a fun online event for children with type 1 diabetes, their siblings and family!

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Travel and type 1 diabetes

   7.30pm - 8.30pm | Tuesday 16 November, 2021 

   Online - NSW/ACT

An informative online session for parents and carers of children with type 1 diabetes.

What parents say ...

“Please continue these events as it helps our children connect and feel like they can do anything. Today’s session with Bill Hope was great! Engaging and interactive.”

Online Children's event

“Thankyou. It was brilliant. Chris was such an inspiration and has really helped me. It really helped me overcome a lot of uncertainty I had around sports and high bgl and effects of the same.”

Online Parents & Carers event

“It has helped my child to make new friendships and helped myself as parent to understand more from other parents. Great day!”

Face-to-Face family event

Useful resources

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As 1 diabetes

Information about type 1 diabetes for kids, teens, parents, carers and schools.

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Diabetes in schools

A program designed to help kids with type 1 diabetes thrive at school.

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Empowering stories from others on the journey living with type 1 diabetes.

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