Matilda McLean

I'm walking for a world without type one diabetes

My Progress

I'm walking 125km for a world without type 1 diabetes

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My Story

I was diagnosed with type one diabetes when I was 11 years old. My world quickly turned upside down and I had no idea the road that was ahead for me. I have now had type one diabetes for 5 years and when people ask me "how do you do it? How do you get use to it? I would never be able to do what you do." I guess the answer is you don't get use to it and you don't have a choice whether to like it or not. You just learn to live with it and manage it because the alternative is much worst. I'm not alone and I dream of the day where I can say I used to have T1D. The day where I don't have to battle with the extra challenges that T1D brings, where I can just be me. I can't do it without your help, so please donate what you can because every dollar counts towards a better life for thousands of Australians. Together we can turn type one into type none!

This means I will be doing the JDRF One Walk Step Challenge to defeat T1D! I'm walking 125KM in the One Walk Step Challenge to support the more than 125,000 people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in Australia! 

Type 1 diabetes can strike anyone at any time. Diagnosis means a 24/7 fight with no break and facing an extra 180 decisions a day to remain safe and healthy from this lifelong auto immune condition.

DONATE NOW to help the #JDRFBlueArmy and change the lives for Australians living with T1D. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

My Completed Missions in the JDRF Blue Army

Commit to a World Without T1D

Set Profile Picture

Donated to self

Shared Page

Reached Fundraising Target



Power Walker


Elite Walker

Increased Fundraising Target Over $500

Completed 25 KMs

Completed 50 KMs

Completed 75 KMs

Completed 100 KMs

Completed 125KMs

Completed 150 KMs

Thank you to my Sponsors


Kathy And Colin

Looking forward to waking with you again this year raising funds for JDRF


Sarah Hollins

Best wishes Til! Miss you more everyday xx


Miss Mazzitelli

Outstanding effort Matilda, incredibly proud!


Patricia Macdonald

Well done for raising awareness for type1


Aunty Bec

You go girl! We love your resilience and your drive ❤️


Michelle Mclean

You are such an inspirational young lady Matilda ❤️


Jane-frances Clarke

Matilda, you are one amazing young person and I'm in awe of what you must deal with everyday. So happy to be part of your efforts to find that cure so you can say I used to have T1D.



great work


Val Zanolla

Good luck with your walk


Belle Currie

Go you Till! Very proud of you


Jennifer Knowlson

Go for it Matilda!


Peggy Alderton


Georgia Lemanis

Hey Till, Been wanting to do this for a while but haven’t had the chance to. Obviously you have reached your goal but here to support you further. Love you heaps :) G xx


My Diabetic Life


Penelope Feeney

You’re doing an amazing thing Matilda! My aunty has type 1 and we hope for a day when she can be free from it and the complications that come with it.


Ballet Haven


Jenny Richardson


Georgia Forsberg


Pamela Vercoe

Awesome job - well done!


Paris Phillips


Emilie Uchaz

Great work Matilda!


Amanda Sapolu

Good luck and well done


Amy, Lachie And Sid

You’re such a hard worker when it comes to achieving your goals. Well done!


Rob Stevenson


Ginger Nelson

You are such an amazing person love you lots💗


Josh Mclean


Tea Wolfe


Billie Cimino


Matt Itowski


Ravi Moss