Happy World Diabetes Day to all our DANII friends and colleagues around the world today – I am reaching out to let you know we are thinking about you especially today and DANII Foundation supports you. Today is also 9 years since we farewelled our beautiful daughter Daniella who passed as a direct complication of Type 1 Diabetes called Dead in Bed Syndrome.
Over these past 9 years DANII has lobbied government for funding Continuous Glucose Monitors. This device would have alerted us that Daniella was in trouble and needed attention to save her. Every Australian living with Type 1 diabetes and those insulin dependent deserves affordable access to this life-saving and life-changing device ~ No matter their Age!
We need your HELP! Please sponsor ME in my November challenge to walk 50,000 steps per week or for the whole month of November.
Make a difference TODAY by helping ME raise much needed funds providing Continuous Glucose Monitoring Scholarships and Education for Australians living with Diabetes who are unable to afford this life saving technology. CGM’s save lives. PLEASE MAKE A SMALL DONATION TODAY – EVERY Donation over $2 is a Tax Deduction.
About DANII Foundation
Vision – A world where people with type 1 diabetes live without fear of never waking up.
Mission – To make affordable, life-saving alert technology a reality for people living with type ONE diabetes and those Insulin dependent. To educate the wider public and advocate for the type ONE community.
Values – Innovative, compassionate, inspirational, caring, driven, brave.
Facts about Diabetes in Australia
Diabetes is the epidemic of the 21st century and the biggest challenge confronting Australia’s health system.
- 280 Australians develop diabetes every day. That’s one person every five minutes
- Around 1.7 million Australians have diabetes. This includes all types of diagnosed diabetes (1.2 million known and registered) as well as silent, undiagnosed type 2 diabetes (up to 500,000 estimated) (Source)
- More than 100,000 Australians have developed diabetes in the past year
- For every person diagnosed with diabetes there is usually a family member or career who also ‘lives with diabetes’ every day in a support role. This means that an estimated 2.4 million Australians are affected by diabetes every day
- Total annual cost impact of diabetes in Australia estimated at $14.6 billion (Source)
Incidence of insulin-treated DIABETES in Australia
Diabetes is a chronic condition marked by high levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. This is caused by the body being unable to produce insulin (a hormone made by the pancreas to control blood glucose levels) or to use insulin effectively, or both.
An estimated 1 in 20 (4.9% or 1.2 million) Australians had diabetes in 2017–18, based on self-reported data (ABS 2019).
All people with type 1 diabetes, and some with type 2, gestational or other forms of diabetes will require insulin replacement therapy to manage their condition.
This web report presents the latest available data on new cases of insulin-treated diabetes, with a focus on type 1 diabetes and insulin-treated type 2 diabetes, in Australia. Data are from the 2018 National (insulin-treated) Diabetes Register (NDR).
We have come so far and helped already 43,000 Australians into Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM). Please HELP me continue the great work of the DANII Foundation and DONATE TODAY
THANK YOU & HAPPY WORLD DIABETES DAY