This National Diabetes Week, from 9 to 15 July, will celebrate the theme ‘Raise your voice. Drive change.’
Diabetes Australia launched National Diabetes Week in 2015 at the Lightwell in Federation Square, Melbourne, highlighting that three out of four people substantially underestimate the prevalence of diabetes in our community.
On 20 June 2023, the Australian Government announced a National Inquiry into Diabetes in Australia. In a press release, the House Health Committee said the inquiry would focus on the broader impacts of diabetes on Australia’s health system and economy, and recent advances in the prevention and management of this significant health condition.
Committee Chair Dr Mike Freelander MP stated, ‘Diabetes is the world’s fastest growing chronic health condition, currently impacting approximately 1.3 million Australians. There are multiple forms of diabetes, including type 1, type 2, gestational and other rare types. The Committee looks forward to conducting this inquiry to better understand the current situation regarding diabetes in Australia, including the effectiveness of current Australian Government policies and programs aiming to prevent, diagnose and manage the condition.’
‘The Inquiry will be broad and will also look at lifestyle factors and the interaction between lifestyle, Type 2 diabetes, and obesity,’ Freelander continued.
‘The Committee looks forward to hearing from individuals with diabetes, healthcare service providers, researchers, peak bodies, the Australian Government, state and territory governments and members of the public to understand new evidence-based advances in the prevention and management of the condition, and the broader impacts of diabetes on Australia’s health system and economy,’ he said.
Submissions from interested individuals and organisations are invited by 31 August 2023.
If you or your loved ones are suffering from a chronic disease and need support in your home, Right at Home can help. With 43 offices around Australia we are ready to deliver home care services that support and assist the elderly, those living with a disability or chronic disease and those requiring post hospital or transitional care. We deliver companion care, personal care and Nursing care services in your own home. Contact your local Right at Home Office here .
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Founded in 1995, Right at Home offers in-home companionship and personal care, and assistance to seniors (elderly and aged care), and any adult who needs our care at home including adults living with a disability who want to continue to live independently or age in their home. Right at Home is your local expert for issues related to caring for your loved ones and is dedicated to keeping you informed about home care. With no package management fees Right at Home allows you to get more care from your package or budget.
Right at Home is a 'My Aged Care' government approved, home care provider for levels 1 – 4 and offers flexible in-home care services such as nursing care, after hospital care, post-operative care, respite care, dementia and Alzheimer's care. Right at Home also offers assistance with daily living and personal care such as grooming, hygiene, transport, shopping, meal prep, domestic services and social support, so your loved one can enjoy a more independent, vibrant life. Our nurses and caregivers are screened, highly trained, and insured prior to entering your home so you can trust us with the caregiving while you focus on your loved one.
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