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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 Jeff Booth Foundation.

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

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DiaBuddies events & programs

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DiaBuddies Digital Quest


   9:00am - 1:00pm | Saturday 12 February, 2022


  Online - Queensland


A special online event to bring children living with type 1 diabetes and their families together.

Experience an interactive online platform where you will be able to choose your own journey through fun and educational activities. Collect points by interacting and navigating your way around the platform and participate in an online scavenger hunt to go in the draw to win prizes. 

Siblings, parents and friends are all welcome to join in the fun!

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Looking after a child with diabetes


  Any time | 1 hour duration


  Online - Queensland


An online education program designed for babysitters, grandparents, and nannies who care for a child with type 1 diabetes.

As a family member, friend, babysitter or nanny, you may be asked to look after a child with type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes does add extra considerations, planning and care. However, this online training will provide you with the information you need to feel confident to look after a child 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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Young people & diabetes

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

Learn more

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Diabetes in schools

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

Learn more

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Ambassadors

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

Learn more


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