Sharlene JDRF Australia
JDRF Australia

My Story

So many people are misinformed, or simply uninformed about Type 1 diabetes
To be honest before my daughter Georgia was diagnosed I knew nothing about it!!
When our daughter was diagnosed I received so many comments that were hurtful and completely wrong. The last thing a parent wants is for their child to have T1D.

  1. T1D is not preventable, it is not caused by lifestyle, eating habits or being lazy
  2. It is an auto immune disease which attacks the pancreas
  3. As the pancreas does not make insulin - Insulin is required to stay alive!
  4. There is no cure and people diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes will never outgrow it.

At 14 months old Sharlene's daughter Georgia was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. The diagnosis came on very quickly without warning.

Georgia spent some time at Monash Children's hospital after a DKA (Diabetic ketoacidosis) which is a serious complication of diabetes that occurs when your body produces high levels of blood acids called ketones.

The now nick named "Rambo" Georgia is a beautiful 18 month old toddler depicting her strength and courage each and every day.

All proceeds donated will be to JDRF in support of research and development in finding a cure for people living with Type 1 diabetes.

Thank You

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