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The Liberal National Government has announced it is investing
$10 million in research that will help use a person's DNA and their
environment to help create personalised medicine for a multitude of
medical conditions including obesity, autism, and type 2
Diabetes is the largest single cause of potentially preventable
hospitalisations (PPHs) in Queensland, according to the state's
Chief Health Officer's latest report.
There are now more than 10,000 hospitalisations in a year with a
principal diagnosis of diabetes, and more than...
Diabetes Australia today acknowledged that parents and carers of
11,000 Australian children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes are
likely to face more challenges than most as they begin the new
"There are more than 1000 school age children who have been
The Australian Parliament recently passed the My Health Records
Amendment (Strengthening Privacy) Bill 2018. These changes are in
response to the Australian community's calls for even stronger
privacy and security protections for people using My Health
The measures will...
The Australian Parliament has recently passed the My Health
Records Amendment (Strengthening Privacy) Bill 2018.
My Health Records will allow different medical professionals
access to your medical records, which will facilitate continuous
and informed treatment.
There have been two major announcements recently about changes
to the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) which may affect
The Morrison Government has increased funding by $100
million over four years to expand fully subsidized access to
Australia's leading diabetes groups have welcomed a major
funding boost that will help up to 37,000 Australians with type 1
diabetes access life-changing diabetes technology.
Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP announced funding of
$100 million over four years from March 1, 2019,...
From 1 December 2018 there will be changes to some products
listed on the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) product
A limited number of people using certain brands of blood glucose
test strips and types of insulin syringes will be affected due to
their removal from the...
More than 600,000 people with diabetes are set to benefit
from cheaper access to products under changes to the National
Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS).
From 1 December 2018 the cost of items listed on the NDSS
such as blood glucose test strips (BGTS), urine test strips and
The My Health Record initiative has copped critical coverage by
the media, but the reality is it has the potential to help many
people with diabetes.
People with chronic conditions are often the most frustrated by
having to repeat their medical history several times when...