Cover image for lecture: My Experience of Living with Type 1 Diabetes

Lecture Overview

Kristyn is the mother of Jessica - a 15-year-old girl who lives with type 1 diabetes. This emotive and raw personal account of living with this chronic condition will leave you feeling overwhelmed by what our patients actually experience on a day-to-day basis, and may just change the way you see your patient's conditions. With many thanks to our special guests for sharing their story.


Portrait of Kristyn Ranson
Kristyn Ranson

Kristyn Ranson's daughter Jessica has had type 1 diabetes since she was 15 years of age.  She is now 20 years old.  Her journey with this condition has thrown up many challenges which she has shared with her family who have been a huge support throughout her life.  However, professional assistance has also been invaluable. Jessica lives in Brisbane, has attended local schools and TAFE and is now starting out in the workforce. She doesn’t let her condition stop her doing anything: she has completed five different qualifications and is a dance teacher and role model to young children. Kristyn, Jessica’s mother, has been a huge support for her daughter and will present this session.



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stephanie squire
25 Apr 2019

A mothers account of her daughters's diagnosis of type 1 diabetes , how the family is impacted .

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Claire Parry
10 Jan 2019

Really good to hear about how the family felt about the new diagnosis and how they can to deal with it

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Alisdair Mackenzie
15 May 2018


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Chun hee christina Kim
19 May 2017

Very informative.