About

About T1DCAT

Who we are

T1DCAT (Type 1 Diabetes Children And Teenagers) was set up in 2018, by a group of parents of teenagers and children with type 1 diabetes within the Northern Ireland Southern Trust area, in order to offer support to families and raise awareness of the condition.

Our aims

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Since that time, we have delivered countless activities and events for our young people who have to live with this disease every day.

As parents of those young people, we also support each other through our shared experiences and by providing practical tips and advice.

Our aims

T1DCAT Team Photo
About T1DCAT

Who we are

TD1CAT (Type 1 Diabetes Children & Teenagers) was set up in 2018, by a group of parents of teenagers and children with type 1 diabetes within the Northern Ireland Southern Trust area, in order to offer support to families and raise awareness of the condition.

Since then, we have delivered countless activities and events for our young people who have to live with this disease every day.

As parents of those young people, we also support each other through our shared experiences and by providing practical tips and advice.

T1DCAT Team Photo

Our aims

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About Type 1

What is type 1 diabetes?

This short video, from Diabetes UK, is a really helpful guide to understanding type 1 diabetes.

Our Team

Get to know us

Find out more about our friendly and dedicated team of T1DCAT volunteers who work together to co-ordinate fundraising and deliver events for the group.

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Cara

Chairperson

Hi, I’m Cara and I’m the Chairperson of T1DCAT.

My daughter Darcy was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was five years old.

Darcy recently moved into ‘the big school’ and this is bringing its own challenges, which we are working through.

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Adele

Treasurer

Hi, my name is Adele and I am the Treasurer for T1DCAT.

I am mum to Ryan, who was diagnosed when he was aged eight.

This group has been a great support for all of us parents as we share experiences going through the daily challenges of managing diabetes.

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Lisa

Committee Member

Hi, my name is Lisa and I am a committee member of T1DCAT.

My daughter Aisling was diagnosed at three years old in April 2015.

It’s been tough at times, but this group is fantastic and we all help each other when needed.

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Jill

Committee Member

Hi, my name is Jill and I am a committee member for T1DCAT.

My son Lewis was diagnosed when he was two years old.

Like everyone else, we have our good days and bad days, but Lewis is a happy, healthy child and diabetes has never stopped him doing anything he has wanted to do.

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Susan

Committee Member

Hi, my name is Susan and I’m a member of the T1DCAT committee.

My daughter is Ros and she was diagnosed on her seventh birthday. She is now a teenager and loving life.

This group has been a wonderful support for parents and the kids. They have made great friendships and they really look after each other.

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Geraldine

Committee Member

Hi, my name is Geraldine and I am a Committee member of T1DCAT.

My daughter is Hannah, and she was diagnosed with type 1 when she was four. She also has coeliac disease.

We have loved being a part of T1DCAT. We have both met friends for life and the support we get when we need it is available at any time.

Cara Profile Picture

Cara

Chairperson

Hi, I’m Cara and I’m the Chairperson of T1DCAT.

My daughter Darcy was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was five years old.

Darcy recently moved into ‘the big school’ and this is bringing its own challenges, which we are working through.

Adele Profile Picture

Adele

Treasurer

Hi, my name is Adele and I am the Treasurer for T1DCAT.

I am mum to Ryan, who was diagnosed when he was aged eight.

This group has been a great support for all of us parents as we share experiences going through the daily challenges of managing diabetes.

Lisa Profile Picture

Lisa

Committee Member

Hi, my name is Jill and I am a committee member for T1DCAT.

My son Lewis was diagnosed when he was two years old.

Like everyone else, we have our good days and bad days, but Lewis is a happy, healthy child and diabetes has never stopped him doing anything he has wanted to do.

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Jill

Committee Member

Hi, my name is Jill and I am a committee member of T1DCAT.

My 6 year old son Lewis was diagnosed when he was 2 years old.

Like everyone else, we have our good days and bad days, but Lewis is a happy, healthy 6 year old and diabetes has never stopped him doing anything he has wanted to do.

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Susan

Committee Member

Hi, my name is Susan and I’m a member of the T1DCAT committee.

My daughter is Ros and she was diagnosed on her seventh birthday. She is now a teenager and loving life.

This group has been a wonderful support for parents and the kids. They have made great friendships and they really look after each other.

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Geraldine

Committee Member

Hi, my name is Geraldine and I am a Committee member of T1DCAT.

My daughter is Hannah, and she was diagnosed with type 1 when she was four. She also has coeliac disease.

We have loved being a part of T1DCAT. We have both met friends for life and the support we get when we need it is available at any time.