Airport security and diabetes medications and devices
November 9, 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
July 12, 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
August 16, 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
July 13, 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.
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.
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.
Keeping kidneys in check
Most diabetes-related kidney disease is preventable if detected early but currently hundreds of thousands of people are missing out on vital checks that would support early treatment when it is most effective. That’s why Diabetes Australia is calling for a Diabetes Kidney Disease Screening Program to raise awareness of the checks and make them more convenient.
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