Donna & Brian

Donna & Brian

Our Mission : DANII Foundation supports all people living with DIABETES by raising awareness of WHAT is TYPE ONE. Our vision is for a world where people with type 1 diabetes live without the fear of never waking up. Our mission is to lobby government and industry to ensure latest technologies are available and affordable, alerting the type ONE and their carers to life threatening hypo and hyperglycaemia. To Educate & Advocate for a type ONE diabetes VOICE.


Diagnosed at the age of five, Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) didn’t hold Danii back from doing the things she loved.   In her mother’s words, Daniiwas “vibrant, didn’t waste a moment, loved to be on the stage and she certainly had her whole life ahead of her”.

Danii was sitting her HSC examsin 2011. At 10.30pm her blood sugar levels were 12.2mmol/L, she went to sleep and never woke up. Shefell victim to a silent killer known as‘Dead in Bed’ syndrome.

The DANII Foundation’s mission is to inform people with T1D of a lifesaving technology – that wouldhave likely saved Danii’s life – Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) and gain funding for it through the NDSS.

Sadly, Donna and Brian Meads-Barlow won’t get to see their Danii live the life she was meant to live; but their hope is that youwill get behind their cause, and become part of #daniisarmy.

The DANII Foundation’s campaign was instrumental in working with many people to secure government funding for all T1D’s under the age of 21.  From April 1 2017Australians with T1D under 21 can access Continuous Glucose Monitoring for free.  They are now on a mission to ensure ALL 130,000 people with T1D to gain access to CGM technology which can both improve and save lives. They need YOUR help to make this happen.

Amanda – part of #daniisarmy was diagnosed at 26.  She says “CGM has been a complete game-changer for me personally… I can now go to bedwithout the fear of not waking up, I can exercise alone without fear,I can go on roadtrips with my two year old daughter — I feel I can now truly LIVE WITHOUT FEAR… thanks to CGM.”

We meet amazingly courageous and inspiring people everyday– these people are just normal everyday people, trying to live a normal existence.  They just happen to have T1D and are hoping to live their lives without fear.  The DANII Foundation is a voice for them, please join us so we can continue our mission in making CGM available to ALL Australians living with Type 1 Diabetes.

Help prevent the unimaginable.

Donna and Brian Meads-Barlow, would like to thank everyone involved in supporting the DANII Meads-Barlow Foundation (DANII). We hope you will continue to support us and help prevent tragedies such as the loss of our beloved daughter. Our special thanks go to so many people, too many to name individually. Our heartfelt thanks to you all.

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