Nathan Brown

Riding 500km's to change lives

My Activity Tracking

736
kms

My target 500 kms

I'm fundraising for a great cause, very close to my heart!

Before our son was diagnosed with T1D (Type 1 Diabetes) I had never heard of JDRF. I can still remember the day he was diagnosed, like it was yesterday, it was a day that changed our lives forever. Meals had to be measured and planned, we learnt very quick about finger pricks for testing his blood glucose and giving insulin needles. 

After 6 years we thought we had everything down pat, and it hit us again! This time it was our youngest daughter, another day that will be with me forever.

Having two kids with T1D is a huge day to day, 24hrs a day, undertaking. Especially for my awesome wife.

JDRF helped in the push for continuous glucose meters to be subsidised through the Australian Government, which has made having two young diabetics so much easier to manage, especially in the nights.

 So I’m doing the JDRF One Ride to raise funds for T1D research! This means I will be riding from 1st to 30th September 2021 to achieve my KM target while competing against other cyclists across Australia.

This year is particularly significant for the T1D community as it marks 100 years since the discovery of insulin. Despite many advances in the past century, insulin remains the only treatment option for people living with type 1 diabetes. This means the needles, injections, finger pricks, bulky devices and constant monitoring remain a part of everyday life for anyone living with this condition. 

JDRF is the largest funder of T1D research in the world and believes we shouldn't have to wait another 100 years for the next major breakthrough.

DONATE NOW to support me so we can help change the lives of more than 125,000 Australians living with T1D.

Let’s make type 1 diabetes a memory, not a milestone. Thank you!

My Updates

Last 6 K's with my little buddy!

Sunday 5th Sep
https://strava.app.link/jctyb8klijb

First Ride Done!

Friday 3rd Sep

Thank you to my Sponsors

$100

Michael Were

You should have 500km's knocked off by end of Week 2!

$52

Barbara Warren

$52

Nathan Brown

$50

Myles Burgess

$50

Allison Parkinson