Growing up with a chronic disease that has no rules for effective management and requires you to become your own doctor, nurse, educator, and nutrition expert is a huge challenge. What’s even harder, is living this disease in isolation - not having anyone else to share your thoughts and experiences with, whom are going through the same thing, day in day out. That was me for 15 years of my life, and it was very hard mentally.
In 2015 a not for profit organisation was brought to life, which aimed to bring families of and Type 1 Diabetics together. With the aim to share experiences and learn better ways to manage mentally and physically through the everyday life of Type 1 Diabetes. The Telethon Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre was born.
The centre is a fantastic local resource supporting hundreds of families and they run on the generosity of the community. That's why this year, Richard and I are committing our minds and physical bodies to the challenge of completing the Munda Biddi mountain bike trail, from end to end in one hit. Mundaring to Albany, 1071km over 10 days of hills, single track, fire road, river crossings and isolated conditions. This will be no easy feat, but raising $15,000 for the family centre will be worth the epic effort.
Please read and share our story by following the blog at http://trainingt1d.wordpress.com and thank you for your support!
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