I'm walking for a cure for type 1 diabetes

Chelsea's Story

I am taking part in JDRF One Walk to try and turn type one into type none!

In January this year I found out that I have Type 1 diabetes. It was a very big and scary surprise but I spent lots of time with the amazing doctors and nurses at Lady Cilento in Brisbane and they have helped me so much in learning about managing my diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that can strike at any time. It affects more than 120,000 Australian families, and 7 people are diagnosed every day. The hardest thing about diabetes is knowing that other kids just like me and even younger will find out that they too have diabetes. It can be scary for a little kid to find out their life is going to change and a really stressful time for the kids and their familes as they go through lots of change. Thankfully with great doctors, nurses and educators it's a lot easier but one day it would be nice to not have worry about it at all! 

I am walking with my Dad and sister Georgie with the #JDRFbluearmy to raise funds for research to cure, prevent and better treat type 1 diabetes. I hope that one day by creating awareness and raising lots of funds we can make sure families in Australia and all around the world can be free of the restrictions of Type one diabetes.

Please DONATE NOW and support our walk to change the lives of Australians living with T1D.

Thank you tongue-out

Chelsea Gilson

My Completed Missions in the JDRF Blue Army

Uploaded a pic Set fundraising target Shared on social media Raised $35 – 'private' status Raised $100 – 'corporal' status Raised $250 – 'sergeant' status Raised $500 – 'major' status Reached fundraising goal

Thank you to my Sponsors


Grampsy And Grandma Nielsen

Our angel you light up our lives


Sonia & Ross Anketell

Dear Chelsea my name is Sonia and my brothers name is Ross Anketell. We are dear friends of your grampsy and grandma we hope that our donation will help find a cure for diabetes type 1


Retrieval Services Qld (rsq)

Congrats on taking on the walk and for all your fundraising efforts Chelsea! Good luck tomorrow from all the Doctors, Nurses and EMD's of Retrieval Services QLD. We are glad our spare change can help make a big change for T1D research :)


Gavin Hulcombe

Good on you Chelsea :)


David And Wendy


Uncle Kane, Aunty Laura And Evie!!!

You go girlfriend!!!



Big hugs angel. You're a star in my eyes always xx


Aunty Aimo

You go baby girl!! So proud of you & can't wait to hear all about your walk. Mwah


Paula Cichocki


Ashleigh Saul

Keep up the good work Chelsea!!


Danae Weatherley

Go Chelsea!!! Go find us that cure!!!!


Steve Wiedman

Good luck for the walk Chelsea! You’re a champion.


Catherine Wilson


David Hyne

Good luck for the walk Chelsea


Amanda Gilson

You go gorgeous girl you got this


Anne Browning

Good luck and have fun. Joe and Anne


Hunter Family


Ursula White

Go Chelsea! 😊


Katharina Campbell

This is news to me Chelsea. Sad to hear it but very proud of you for getting out there and being so proactive. Best wishes, Auntie Kathy and Uncle Matthew.


David Notley

Great cause Chelsea - best of luck!


Aunty Coco

Woohoo great stuff Chels. I'd love to see a cure found in your lifetime xo


Nick Payne

Great work Chelsea! Best of luck with the walk


Robert Champniss

All the best with your walk and congratulations on raising so much so far.


Matt Ganter


Jayne Henrickson

Good luck on the walk Chelsea! We all hope they find a cure soon :o)



Best wishes


Kelsey Gadsby

Good luck Chelsea!!


Danielle Rigg

Well done Chelsea you superstar! Congratulations on what you have raised so far and all the best for your walk :)


Jonathon & Vanessa Campbell

Good luck Chelsea! We’ll be cheering you on from Melbourne


Alyson Huntley


Claire Witherdin

Great job Chelsea! Thanks for educating us and actively fundraising for the JDRFbluearmy!


Jo Wray-brown

Good luck Chelsea!


Jodie Farley

Good Luck Chelsea! 😊


Karen Camilleri

Keep up the good work Chelsea.


Sharyn Stockwell

Hi Chelsea Good luck with your fund raising. As a fellow Type 1 diabetic I think you are a legend for raising money to a very worthwhile cause. :)


Tara Melrose

Well done Chelsea


Beth Henderson


Anabel Smith

Good luck Chelsea. Love Anabel


Aleeah Haddy

Good luck Chelsea! Well done. Love from Aleeah.


Helen Hale

Well done to you Chelsea ! highlighting awareness & raising funds - keep up the great work and i wish you continued good health :-)


Kelly Charpentier

Well done Chelsea, have fun on that walk and raise lots of money!