Free Access To Glucose Monitoring Now Available For Thousands Of People With Type 1 Diabetes

Free access to glucose monitoring now available for thousands of people with type 1 diabetes

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health MEDIA RELEASE 1 March 2019 Free access to glucose monitoring devices will save pregnant women, children and more adults living with type 1 Free access to glucose monitoring devices will save pregnant women, children and more adults living with type 1 diabetes up to $7,000 a year from today, thanks to an investment by the Liberal National Government. Funding over the next five years will assist 37,000 eligible Australians with type 1 diabetes through the expansion of the Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Initiative. Since April 2017, our Government as a result of…

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$100 Million To Support People Manage Type 1 Diabetes

$100 million to support people manage type 1 diabetes

Minister for Health MEDIA RELEASE 25 November, 2018 $100 million to support people manage type 1 diabetes The Morrison Government will expand free access to blood glucose monitoring devices for pregnant women, children and more adults with type 1 diabetes, saving people up to $7,000 a year. This investment of more than $100 million in additional funding over the next four years will ensure that free glucose monitoring devices are available to over 37,000 eligible people with type one diabetes. From March 1, 2019 eligibility for fully subsidised continuous glucose monitoring device will be expanded under the National Diabetes Services…

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2017 DEC Update From DANII Foundation Supporting T1d ~ May Your Christmas Sparkle

2017 DEC Update from DANII Foundation supporting T1d ~ May Your Christmas Sparkle

May Your Christmas Sparkle with moments of love & laughter. And may the year ahead be full of happiness & bliss. Merry Christmas DANII T1D Friends, Election Promise? What a year 2017 has been! As we saw in the New Year many were sceptical that we would see CGM implemented, some believing it would be another broken election promise. We had more faith as the Foundation was fortunate enough to be on the CGM implementation committee.  We never doubted that the funding would roll out.  Something that totally surprised us was that some of our colleagues doubted that the uptake…

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Life Saving Device For Type 1 Diabetes Too Expensive The Advocate TAS

Life Saving Device for type 1 Diabetes too Expensive The Advocate TAS

Life-saving device for type 1 diabetes too expensive Sarah Lansdown @SarahLansdown 15 Oct 2017, 6 p.m. A small device has revolutionised the lives of those with type 1 diabetes, including the life of Burnie man Troy Wilkins. Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) is a technology where patients have a small filament inserted into the skin that sends a blood glucose reading to a monitor every five minutes, day and night. Since trialing the technology through a grant from type 1 diabetes advocacy charity the Danii Foundation, Mr Wilkins said the device has saved his life by alerting him to dangerously low…

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NEWS FLASH! – DANII needs your support to gain funding for CGM for adults over 21 years

The Department of Health has called for submissions regarding the freestyle Libre flash monitor. This is a very important opportunity to have your say in determining the funding priorities of government, and demand access to CGM for over 21 years. The consultation closes close 17 July so we need you to please act now! The consultation survey is available here

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3 – 7 JULY 2017 Troy Oldroyd Good Times Camp July Scholarship: Melbourne

3 – 7 JULY 2017 Troy Oldroyd Good Times Camp July Scholarship: Melbourne

Troy Oldroyd Good Times Camp July Scholarship:  Melbourne Victorian July School Holidays:  3rd to 7th 2017 National Diabetes Week AUSTRALIA:   9th to 15th July 2017  Troy was a former Camp Counsellor for Camp Blue. His loveable and optimistic personality was felt by all in everything he did. He was happiest when he was giving to others, which is why Troy was such an influential and inspirational Camp Blue counsellor, looked up to by so many. Troy was a recognised and respected member of the Shellharbour Life Saving Community, as well as the local Football and Cricket Clubs and also Jamberoo…

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12th April 2017 Patients’ Sweet Diabetes Boost

12th April 2017 Patients’ sweet diabetes boost

CGMS AND TYPE 1 DIABETES: NATIONAL ROADSHOW The Danii Foundation will be delivering educational sessions about continuous glucose monitors on behalf of the government throughout April and May, to 17 locations across the country Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs) are lifesaving devices that can prevent deadly hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia that can lead to ketoacidosis, explains the Danii Foundation. On 1 April the Federal Government announced CGMs would be provided free to eligible Type 1 diabetics under the age of 21 through the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS). “This new lifesaving technology will reduce the hassle of the daily finger-prick for people…

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12th April 2017 CGMs And Type 1 Diabetes: National Roadshow

12th April 2017 CGMs and type 1 diabetes: national roadshow

Patients’ sweet diabetes boost Macleay diabetes patients Ebony, Jacob, Harriet, Flynn, Jack and Connor hold their new continuous glucose monitoring units earlier this year. President of the Macleay Valley Coast Diabetes Group, Scott Welsh, has welcomed news that continuous glucose monitoring devices are now available free for eligible children and people under the age of 21 years with type one diabetes. “It makes it affordable, without it, a lot of people wouldn’t be able to afford it,” Mr Welsh said. The continuous glucose monitoring devices monitor the wearer’s blood glucose levels continuously and send updates every five minutes, removing the need to check…

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