Mikael, 40, who has lived with type 1 diabetes since she was 14,
says participating in the Diabetes Queensland Happy Feet Bushwalk
gave her the confidence to challenge herself with even bigger
goals. Read about her life-changing experience in the Lamington
We're going on a bushwalk. Would you like to come with us?
The Happy Feet Bushwalk is on Saturday 18 March 2017 in
Lamington National Park. This guided 12km hiking challenge is a
great way to experience bushwalking, while raising funds to support
people living with diabetes.
Choose your own adventure: enjoy discounted accommodation at
O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, camp under the stars, or make it a
Mikael, who has been living with type 1 diabetes since the age
of 14, took part in the fundraising bushwalk last year.
"After a particularly rough patch over Christmas where I'd hit
as low as I could go with my patience and tolerance of living with
type 1, I had a good run with my control. I read about the
walk and thought: Perfect! This is exactly what I need," Mikael
"I felt the need to do something good and decided that raising
money for my own kind was absolutely the thing to do, despite
having done little or no exercise in years."
Mikael said the walk was amazing.
"The weather was perfect and the ancient rainforest was
stunning. The views across the escarpment and valleys were
spectacular. Despite being very tired and sore, I would have done
it all again the next day.
"Following the walk, I got the walking bug and my hub and I did
the Thorsborne Trail Trek, which is a four day unassisted trek on
Hinchinbrook Island," Mikael said.
"Without the walk with Diabetes Queensland, I wouldn't have had
the confidence to adjust my insulin levels for that kind of
activity in such a remote part of the world."
Would you like to have fun, meet new people and experience how
great hiking can be? Then the Happy Feet Bushwalk is for you!
Click here to
download the registration pack.
Thank you to Bushwalking Queensland and O'Reilly's Rainforest
Retreat for their ongoing support of this fun event.
Looking for a different challenge?
- Hike the Great Ocean Road Walkthis September -
click here to learn more.
- Sign up for the Great Brisbane Bike Ride in May - click here to learn more.
- Organise your own challenge anytime throughout the year -
contact the fundraising team on 1300 136 588 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
to discuss your ideas.
If you're looking for the motivation to improve and push
yourself in 2017, and would like to support Queenslanders living
with diabetes, give one of the Diabetes Queensland challenges a