Thursday, 20 August 2015
Type 1 Diabetes
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.