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Diabetes Australia Research Grant Awards

On Thursday 13 July, 23 of Diabetes Australia’s Research Grants were awarded to NSW recipients for the 2017 Grant Round.

$3.3 million dollars has been provided by Diabetes Australia and the State and Territory organisations nationally for a total of 52 grants and $1.4 million has been awarded to NSW research. Leslie Williams MP, Member for […]

By |July 14th, 2017|Medical, Research, Awards|0 Comments

Recall of NovoPen Echo insulin cartridge

Pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk has initiated a consumer level recall of some batches of their NovoPen Echo insulin cartridge holder after discovering there is a possibility they may crack or break if exposed to chemicals in certain cleaning agents.

A cracked or broken cartridge holder can result in the device delivering a smaller dose of insulin […]

By |July 13th, 2017|Media Releases|0 Comments

Australians are failing to recognise signs of type 1 diabetes

Up to 640 Australians are hospitalised each year in serious life threatening situations before they are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, Diabetes Australia warned today.
Diabetes Australia is launching a new campaign “It’s About Time” to encourage the community, families, schools and health professionals to recognise the early signs of type 1 diabetes and help avoid […]

By |July 12th, 2017|National Diabetes Week|0 Comments

A quarter of the population now living with diabetes

A quarter of Australians over the age of 25 are currently living with diabetes or pre­‐diabetes, meaning the condition is now impacting  more  lives than ever before.

There are 407,725 people in NSW are living with diabetes and diagnoses are on the rise, up 13% compared to last year. There are a further 17,000 people living in […]

By |July 10th, 2017|National Diabetes Week|Comments Off on A quarter of the population now living with diabetes

Sugary drink consumption increases risk of type 2 diabetes independent of weight, ANU study finds.

New research released today has found that increased sugary drink consumption can increase risk of type 2 diabetes independent of weight gain or obesity.

Most previous research suggests that increased sugary drink consumption led to weight gain that then led to type 2 diabetes. But an Australian National University led study of 40,000 adults showed the […]

By |July 7th, 2017|Medical|Comments Off on Sugary drink consumption increases risk of type 2 diabetes independent of weight, ANU study finds.

The Department of Health wants to hear from you

The Australian Department of Health is currently considering whether Abbott’s Freestyle Libre ‘flash’ glucose monitoring system should be subsidised under the NDSS and they are keen to hear the views of those living with diabetes.

Flash glucose monitoring is a small sensor that you wear just under your skin. It stores your blood glucose levels continuously […]

By |June 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Department of Health wants to hear from you

National Diabetes Week to focus on early detection

National Diabetes Week will soon be here. This year between 9 – 15 July the focus will be on raising awareness about the early detection of diabetes.
Each day 290 Australians are diagnosed with diabetes, but too many people are being diagnosed too late. Whether it’s type 1 or type 2, this delay in diagnosis is […]

By |June 27th, 2017|National Diabetes Week|Comments Off on National Diabetes Week to focus on early detection

Join us on 8 July at the Parramatta Live Your Life Expo

Join us at the Parramatta Live Your Life Expo 2017 for your chance to chat, ask questions and get new tips to help make your life with diabetes a little easier. This year we have gathered the best of the best to bring you a jam packed day filled with information that is beneficial to you and […]

By |June 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Join us on 8 July at the Parramatta Live Your Life Expo

Men’s Health Week

June 12-18 marks Men’s Health Week where we look at men’s health overall and the different ways men can keep healthy, physically and emotionally.

Men’s health facts:

Men live 9 years in poor health – mostly preventable by making small lifestyle changes.
Inactive men are 60% more likely to suffer from depression than those who are active.
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By |June 13th, 2017|Food and diet, Fitness, Health Event|Comments Off on Men’s Health Week

Join us on August 26 for ASX Thomson Reuters Charity Race Day

Australia’s biggest Charity Horse Racing Day is happening on 26 August 2017 at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse. It is hosted by The ASX Thomson Reuters Charity Foundation, in conjunction with the Australian Turf Club and Diabetes NSW & ACT is honoured to be one of the benefiting charities.

The funds we will receive from tables sold will towards […]

By |June 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Join us on August 26 for ASX Thomson Reuters Charity Race Day
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