Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Doing our bit for T1D Education!

Tomorrow is going to be a big day for the kids and myself.

We have been asked to appear in an educational video production to be distributed to all General Practitioners around Australia.

The video is about both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes and is expected to run for about 15 minutes. It is "Unbranded" and has the backing of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners with JDRF as consultants.

The project is called, "DIABETES SUCCESS: A Guide for Patients" and will include a companion guidebook.

This will be the Australian version of a project that has been very successful in the US. The production team arrived from the US late last week and have been busy filming other aspects of the video including interviews with Endocrinologists and well known Australian Chef, Michael Moore (who has Type 2).

The kids and I are, obviously, the "Type 1 family" and our role is to demonstrate what daily life is like for kids with T1D and their parents and also to educate about T1D generally.

We have also been told that there are plans for this video to be aired on the NINE Network in Australia - commercial free, although I do not know any further details about this at the moment.

So, today is cleaning day in our house to get ready for the camera crew to arrive early tomorrow morning!


  1. Good luck for tomorrow. An exciting venture.

  2. Good Luck hope its all going well:) like the new name of your blog !!