CGMs and type 1 diabetes: national roadshow


The Danii Foundation will be delivering educational sessions about continuous glucose monitors on behalf of the government throughout April and May, to 17 locations across the country

Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs) are lifesaving devices that can prevent deadly hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia that can lead to ketoacidosis, explains the Danii Foundation.

On 1 April the Federal Government announced CGMs would be provided free to eligible Type 1 diabetics under the age of 21 through the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS).

“This new lifesaving technology will reduce the hassle of the daily finger-prick for people with diabetics who use this new product,” said Health Minister Greg Hunt in the announcement.

“It will also provide much-needed support for the difficult challenge of managing blood glucose levels, particularly in identifying symptoms of hypoglycaemia.”

In response to the funding boost, the Danii Foundation will be hosting the national roadshow in conjunction with Diabetes Australia and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), to spread the message about CGMs and how they can be used by people with Type 1 diabetes.

Founder and director of the Danii Foundation, Donna Meads-Barlow, says the initiative makes her “immensely proud of in what we have achieved together as a Type 1 [diabetes] community voice”.

“Our foundation is proud to be able to support Type 1 diabetics and their families and reach those who have not heard of CGM technology,” says Ms Meads-Barlow.

She has invited parents, carers, Type 1 diabetics, healthcare professionals, pharmacists, pharmacy staff and teachers to attend a local event near them.

See danii.org.au/danii-national-cgm-roadshow-events-april-may-2017 for more info on the events schedule and locations.

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2 Comments

  1. Julie
    12/04/2017

    I was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes and put on Metformin on June 26th, 2016. I started the ADA diet and followed it 100% for a few weeks and could not get my blood sugar to go below 140. Finally i began to panic and called my doctor, he told me to get used to it. He said I would be on metformin my whole life and eventually insulin. At that point i knew something wasn’t right and began to do a lot of research. Then I found Lisa’s diabetes story (google ” HOW EVER I FREED MYSELF FROM THE DIABETES ” ) , I read that article from end to end because everything the writer was saying made absolute sense. I started the diet that day and the next morning my blood sugar was down to, 100 and now i have a fasting blood sugar between Mid 70’s and the 80’s. My doctor took me off the metformin after just three week of being on this lifestyle change. I have lost over 30 pounds and 6+ inches around my waist in a month. The truth is we can get off the drugs and help myself by trying natural methods。。。

  2. CultOfOne
    13/04/2017

    What about those over 21.

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