JOEY KAYE ON BOARD
Dr Joey Kaye, a well-respected consultant endocrinologist at Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital, has joined the Family Centre as our newest Board Director. Dr Kaye has been dedicated to supporting people with type 1 since completing his medical training at UWA and in Bristol 20 years ago. He will provide medical and clinical advice and guidance to the Family Centre.
COVID LIVE Q&A
We hosted a live Q&A with Professor Partha Kar OBE, a prominent UK-based diabetes specialist who is the national diabetes advisor for NHS England, to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine. This Team Halo scientist, who's on a mission to help end the pandemic, gave us the lowdown around the safety, efficacy and risks involved in the COVID vaccines.
LIVING TO THE MAX
A diagnosis of type 1 diabetes hasn’t held back Bec Johnson, in fact it’s shaped her life, as she tells Cathy O’Leary, Editor at Medical Forum. “It’s my job to be both a person and a pancreas,” Bec tells Cathy. After being told the long list of things she probably wouldn’t be able to do, Bec decided to do many of them anyway, but only after doing her homework.
THE COST OF TYPE 1
Latest research from JDRF has revealed the huge financial burden of living with type 1 diabetes that is impacting diabetes management and mental health. The out-of-pocket expenses to cover health insurance, medical appointments and monitoring equipment for people living with type 1 comes to an astounding $4,777 a year on average.
Did you know you can donate to the 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.
RECIPE OF THE MONTH
This low-carb eggplant lasagne is the best comfort food ever. Layers of eggplant, homemade beef and tomato sauce and oozy cheese are baked together until warm and bubbly. Perfect for the slightly cooler weather. Just add salad or some veg for a complete meal. 9g carbs per serving.
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.”