Our Mission :
DANII Foundation supports all people living with DIABETES by raising awareness of WHAT is TYPE ONE. Founded by Donna and Brian Meads-Barlow, parents of Daniella who fell victim to a silent killer known as Dead in Bed Syndrome in November 2011.
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
We meet amazingly courageous and inspiring people every day– these people are just normal everyday people, trying to live a normal existence. They just happen to have Type 1 Diabetes 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 lifesaving technology available to ALL Australians living with Type 1 Diabetes.
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, Danii was “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 exams in 2011. At 10.30pm her blood sugar levels were 12.2mmol, she went to sleep and never woke up. She fell victim to a silent killer known as ‘Dead in Bed’ syndrome. The DANII Foundation’s mission is to inform people with T1D of lifesaving technology – that would have likely saved Danii’s life – 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 you will 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, pregnant and planning and valid concession card holders can access Continuous Glucose Monitoring for free.
The DANII Foundation are now on a mission to ensure ALL 140,000+ Australian’s living with Type 1 Diabetes can gain access to lifesaving technology which can both improve and save lives.
We need YOUR help to make this happen. #NoMoreFear
What is Type 1 Diabetes?
Type 1 diabetes is the fastest growing chronic disease in Australian children. There are over 140,000 Australians with type 1 diabetes and with six new cases every day. Australia has one of the highest rates in the world. The number of Australian children being diagnosed with this disease is increasing by 6% every year.