Dealing with a Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis can be very difficult and challenging at times. It is an emotional rollercoaster. There are support groups available in each State of Australia through Diabetes Australia and for adolescents, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). There are also support groups available on social media for those that consider this the best way to connect with others.
It is important to speak with your doctor or educator if you feel as though you are needing some additional support, whether this is emotional or physical.
With regard to financial support or payments to ease the burden of managing a Type 1 diagnosis, there are various payments available although eligibility depends on individual circumstances.