We want a future where diabetes can do no harm. We need your help as we unite in the fight against Australia’s biggest health crisis. Speak Out and help us to Spark Change.
Together, we can change lives.
Millions of Australians are living with diabetes, and the impact is significant. People with diabetes are at the heart of everything we do at Diabetes Australia. We know that no one understands diabetes better than you, and that’s why your views and opinions are so important.
Speak Out to Spark Change.
Airport security and diabetes medications and devices
9 November 2023
With diabetes medical devices becoming more advanced and more accessible, some people living with diabetes have told us they are having challenges getting through airport security screening. We want to spark change to ensure rules are applied consistently and airport workers are educated so we can improve the experience for people living with diabetes.
More funding for research
12 July 2023
Diabetes research saves lives and creates hope. But over the last ten years investment in diabetes research has been reduced even as more people are diagnosed with the condition. We need to increase funding to ensure Australia’s world-class diabetes researchers have the funding and resources they need to continue their work.
End diabetes stigma
16 August 2023
Diabetes Australia is part of a global movement to end diabetes stigma. We want to amplify the voices of the diabetes community to put an end to diabetes blame and shame. Around the globe, experts agree that a significant shift is necessary to combat diabetes stigma. This shift begins with a united commitment from every corner of the diabetes community.
Early diagnosis of T1D
13 July 2023
Every year 640 Australians, including many children, are hospitalised in potentially life-threatening conditions because the early warning signs of type 1 diabetes are missed. Australia needs a national education campaign so that everyone knows the 4Ts – the early warning signs of type 1 diabetes.
The latest type 2 diabetes medicines are helping people lose weight and better manage blood glucose levels. The most well-known of these medicines is Ozempic (semaglutide). But tens of thousands of Australians living with type 2 diabetes do not have regular access to the medicine.
CGM for All
Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and flash glucose monitoring (Flash GM) technology has changed the lives of tens of thousands of Australians living with type 1 diabetes. There are thousands of other Australians who would benefit from this technology but can’t access it because it is too expensive. Share with us how subsidised access to CGM or Flash GM would improve your diabetes management and your quality of life.
“Over my 40-year journey with type 1 diabetes, the cost of living with the condition has been and still is extremely stressful: it’s both emotionally and financially draining. From the time I was diagnosed, I witnessed my immediate family struggle financially and emotionally too. To be honest, I don’t know how Mum and Dad did it. From the age of 18, I have worked to keep myself alive. Is it easy? NO WAY!
I welcome and encourage the Federal Government Inquiry into Diabetes in Australia. More needs to be done about the costs to keep people living with diabetes alive. I’m thankful for the changes that have already happened; however, more needs to be done. Take away some of the stress, especially for people like me, who work full time to fund our diabetes journey. Thank you.”
– Rachelle, lives with type 1 diabetes
When Australia’s diabetes community is united in the fight for change, we can achieve anything.
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