Senate debates

Thursday, 20 August 2015


Type 1 Diabetes

12:28 pm

Photo of Ricky MuirRicky Muir (Victoria, Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party) Share this | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus is an autoimmune (not lifestyle) condition which affects over 120 000 Australians,

(ii) people diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes require insulin to manage their diabetes for life,

(iii) Type 1 Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases affecting children in Australia, and

(iv) Type 1 Diabetes creates a significant financial and emotional burden for its patients, families and the community; and

(b) acknowledges the importance of access to optical medical management for people with Type 1 Diabetes regardless of geographic location or social status.

Question agreed to.


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