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$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

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 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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