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Have you caught up with the new kilojoule menu labelling law
which will help Queenslanders make healthier choices at fast food
It is now mandatory for the large fast food chains to display
the kilojoule content of their food and drinks at every
point-of-sale. The new laws apply...
While we wait to hear about access to CGM in
Australia, here's some good news from the United
Medicare in the United States has changed its policy to include
continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) as durable medical equipment
(DME). This enables US users to claim CGMs under...
Queensland's Indigenous Diabetes Eyes and Screening van has
teamed up with the charity Essilor Vision Foundation in a unique
collaboration aimed at improving the vision of the state's regional
The IDEAS van initiative closes the health gap for indigenous
According to data from the National (insulin-treated) Diabetes
Register (NDR), in 2015 there were 28,775 people who began using
insulin to treat their diabetes in Australia-63% had type 2
diabetes, 26% had gestational diabetes, 9% had type 1 diabetes and
2% had other forms of diabetes or their...
A lack of a clear, consistent national approach to supporting
children with diabetes at school means the parents of more than
11,300 Australian students with diabetes are enduring an anxious
start to the school year.
If not treated appropriately type 1 diabetes can pose...
Diabetes Queensland CEO Michelle Trute used a recent interview
with the Courier Mail about research to highlight the urgent need
to diagnose type 2 diabetes before people are presenting with
complications of the condition such as heart attack and stroke.
The Courier Mail ran a lead story...
Diabetes Queensland exists to serve its members, so what have we
achieved for you this year?
In 2016 we helped thousands of people living with type 1
diabetes take a big step forward. Our joint campaign for
life-saving access to continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) was
The Federal Government has restricted access to subsidised blood
glucose test strips for people with type 2 diabetes who are not
Insulin users, women with gestational diabetes and those with
other types of diabetes are not affected.
Under the new rules,...
Queensland Health Minister, Cameron Dick, has responded to
concerns raised by Diabetes Queensland about the identification of
people with diabetes in hospital.
Following up on the experiences of DQ Members, Stephanie and
Terry Evans, we contacted the Minister to suggest changes in...
Diabetes Queensland made sure the state's politicians didn't
forget about us in the leadup to World Diabetes Day when they
participated in a carbohydrate-counting presentation.
The event on Tuesday, November 8, at Queensland Parliament House
(pictured is a previous Diabetes...