For Children with Type 1 Diabetes

What is DiaBuddies?

When your child is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus, it’s normal to feel scared, upset or worried. DiaBuddies offers a supportive community for you and your child with type 1 diabetes to learn, grow, and come out stronger. DiaBuddies has been made possible through the generous support of Future Generation Australia.

DiaBuddies supports children living with type 1 diabetes and their parents and carers meet at fun events, provide informative educational sessions and connect with other families on the journey with a child living with type 1 diabetes. The DiaBuddies team is composed of people experienced with diabetes type 1 in children, who are passionate about supporting children and their parents and carers in managing their diagnosis and next steps.

Join our Supportive Community

We invite you to join our DiaBuddies Support Group, where parents and carers with children living with type 1 can connect, ask questions and feel supported. We share useful information about upcoming DiaBuddies events and range of practical tips, hints and resources to help parents and their kids better understand and manage their diabetes. We partner with diabetes psychologist and child diabetes specialists to encourage support in a safe environment.

You don’t have to deal with your child’s diagnosis on your own. Managing diabetes type 1 in children is much easier when you have a strong support system. Sign up to stay in touch and feel connected with other families and children living with type 1 diabetes just like you.


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Hear What People Have to Say

Online Parents and Carers 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 Children’s event

“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.”


Face-to-Face family event

“It has helped my child to make new friendships and helped myself as parent to understand more from other parents. Great day!”


Upcoming Events

Register for one of our free events tailored for children with type 1 diabetes and their families.

School holiday fun: Online

Fizzics Education for a Science of Sound Workshop

13 April 2021, 2.30pm – 3.30pm

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School holidays fun: Online

Bazil Grumble presents Superhero Escapades workshop for the 5 – 10year old’s and Flying Origami workshop for the 11 – 15-year old’s

14 April 2021, 10am – 11am

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New in Technology: Online

Let’s discuss all things Pumps, CGM and flash glucose monitoring (FGM)

May 18 2021, 7pm – 8pm

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Clown Doctor Fun: Online

Join us for a laughing workout and meet some fellow DiaBuddies.

May 26th 2021, 4pm – 5pm

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For a full list of Diabetes NSW & ACT events, face to face and online, see our event calendar


Join our community of over 45,000 people living with diabetes