We're in this together

The Family Centre offers information, education, community connection,

clinical care and wrap-around social support under one roof.




This month in Tribe Talk, we're celebrating World Diabetes Month with two inspirational members of our tribe, ultra-endurance cyclist Neil McLagan and junior swim champion Gina Latimer. We've got three exciting events coming up, an important story about a local family involved in research about the early detection of diabetes, and as always, a delicious carb-conscious recipe the whole family will love.


Read on, and enjoy! We look forward to seeing you at the Family Centre soon.



Our CEO Bec Johnson was named one of the top 40 business leaders under 40 in Western Australia at the Business News 40 under 40 Awards. She also picked up the People’s Choice Award, the HBF Community/Social Enterprise/Non-profit Award, and was one of five Finalists for the First Amongst Equals Award.


Bec says: "I'm thrilled and delighted that our work has been recognised in this way because I love my job and our type 1 tribe with my whole heart. I thank and credit the people who stand beside me - the Family Centre team, Board, and donor community, and my family - for this wonderful honour."  

Thank you to Business News and everyone who voted for Bec for the People's Choice Award - we’re very, very proud of her! 

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The Family Centre's inspiring new series of short stories, This is Type 1, follows the lives of sixteen remarkable people in our tribe. 


Like the Family Centre, This is Type 1 is not a place where you will hear the words “sufferers” or “victims” of diabetes. We’re flipping that script, and This is Type 1 is here to motivate, inspire and empower you instead.



Cheeseburger salad

Summer is approaching fast - try our delicious bun-free cheeseburger salad for a low-carb twist on a family favourite!



Did you know you can donate to The Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre through the Containers for Change WA program? When you recycle with Containers for Change, you get a 10 cent refund for every eligible drink container you return which can be donated to the Family Centre! Simply quote our scheme ID (C10313108) at your local refund point to donate your containers.

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We've officially launched our Type 1 and Alcohol Webinar in our online shop - access the webinar today! 


The Type 1 Diabetes and Alcohol Webinar is an informative and empowering online education session where you'll learn about drinking, partying, and staying safe with type 1. Diabetes Educator Amy Rush discusses the effects of alcohol on blood glucose levels and how to approach drinking safely. Plus, listen to the stories, tips and tricks from our panel of young adults who live type 1 diabetes. 


Purchase this webinar today to have full access to the Family Centre's highly demanded Alcohol and Type 1 Diabetes Webinar recording!

Our Vision

A confident, connected type 1 diabetes community in Western Australia.

“I’ve had type 1 for 32 years,

and to be honest it’s the first time

I’ve been comfortable talking to someone I didn’t know about it. 

The team at the Family Centre 

genuinely changed my

life for the better” 

Chris, attendee at  FlexIT  

"The schools’ education session

was thorough and clearly presented. Type 1 can be a scary topic but the Family Centre covered everything with professionalism and care.

It helped me feel confident and

not too overwhelmed in caring

for this special little boy whilst

he’s at school.” 

Katherine, teacher

The Family Centre receives no government funding. Every donation goes straight to work connecting, supporting and inspiring our type 1 community.

There are so many ways to support us.

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