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How DANII Foundation has changed the lives of Australians with Type 1 Diabetes since 2012

The DANII Foundation has achieved an incredible amount in a short time. The Foundation led the campaign to see life-saving Continuous Glucose Monitors funded by the Federal Government for young people aged under 21 years. This was achieved after less than two years of advocacy.

  • Led the campaign to lobby Government for CGM funding, successfully securing $54Mil to fund over 6000  children under the age of 21 into Continuous Glucose Monitoring.
  • Launched #NOMOREFEAR Consumer campaign to continue to lobby Government for CGM funding for Australians 21 years and over.
  • Facilitated an Australian first process and subsidised over 4500 people with Type 1 Diabetes to access to a 2 week Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) trial (i.e. try before you buy) .
  • Subsidised the purchase of 40 CGM’s for Type 1 Diabetes families to the amount of $100,000 in 2014-15
  • Fully funded 45 CGM Scholarships for 12 Months for disadvantaged and hypo-unaware adults & children with type 1 diabetes. Investment $225,000
  • Raised over $2.5Mil through fundraising and 6 very successful annual “Jelly Bean Balls”.
  • Implemented an in-school Education program educating children and the teaching staff on “What is Type 1 Diabetes and how to manage it” Investment $180,000
  • Secured funding from the Department of Health to complete a 17 city roadshow to educate the community and promote access to CGM technology
  • Established an annual educational “Jelly Bean” cruise for people with type 1 diabetes and their carers. In just 4 years this program has provided education to 1000 parents and children. The Foundation has funded scholarships for over 150 disadvantaged families to attend and learn about the latest technologies in a relaxed, fun environment.
  • Provided fully funded sponsorships to Kids Diabetes Camps across Australia. Investment $16,000.
  • Introduced the “Hypomon” alert technology to Australian families and provided subsidies to 50 families.
  • Introduced “Nightscout”, aka, “CGM in the Cloud” to Australia after contacting US Developer. Nightscout is a DIY system which allows real time access to a Dexcom G4 and Medtronic Mini-Med Veo Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) reading data from web browsers via smartphones, computers, tablets and the Pebble smartwatch.
  • Constantly offer community support, connection and education to newly diagnosed families through daily social media communication channels and advocacy campaign.

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