I don’t know about you, but I’ve always felt that there’s a bit of a gap in terms of the support available when you’re a young adult living with diabetes.
Here in Perth, kids and families are really well catered for by the Telethon Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre, Diabetes WA and Princess Margaret Children’s Hospital. Diabetes WA run a cycle of programs for adults, but they seem to skew towards an older crowd. And I can only watch on with envy at some of the awesome things happening in the diabetes space in other parts of the world.
Earlier this year I met with a group of young adults with diabetes, and from there the Perth Diabetes Care Youth Advisory Committee came to life. Basically, we’re a group of young adults with diabetes, trying to fill the unmet needs of young adults living with diabetes in Perth.
If you’re in Perth and have type 1 diabetes, we are holding the second in a series of type 1 themed events on Thursday June 22.
The theme of this event is Relationships, Partying and Life. Nikki, a member of our committee, will be our personal speaker for the night. Dr Martin DeBock, an endocrinologist and researcher at the Telethon Institute, will also be speaking about his latest research in the areas of relationships, intimacy and diabetes.
Events like these are simply a great opportunity to hear other perspectives on living with type 1 and mix with other people who have diabetes.
All the details are below, and if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment or get in touch through my contact page.
Hope to see you there!