Bendigo diabetes fund-raiser a hole in one

BRAD Condick hopes that one day in the future there will be a cure for type 1 diabetes. 

The 13-year-old from Melbourne has lived with diabetes for most of his life and has to check his blood sugar up to 10 times a day. 

Yesterday his uncle, Glenn McMahon, held a fund-raising golf day at the Bendigo Golf Club in the hope that one day his nephew can live a normal life. More than 70 people played a round of golf, raising more than $4000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Brad’s mum Jacinta Condick couldn’t thank her family enough for the continued support they have shown. 

“We are from Melbourne but I was born and bred in Bendigo and every year Glenn and his wife put on this fund-raiser,” she said. 

“It is great. The family comes together and join forces and put on a wonderful time.”

Mrs Condick hopes, by raising awareness, the community can understand the differences between type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. “A lot of people don’t understand it,” she said. 

“People always talk about type 2 diabetes and how you can control and even get rid of that disease but with type 1 diabetes you are born with it.”

Mrs Condick said diabetes was a “horrible” disease that took a lot of planning and organising to keep under control. 

“Brad has to prick his finger and check his sugar to see if it is high or low,” she said. 

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