Subsidise Continuous Glucose Monitoring for ALL Type One diabetics, not just a minority.
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There are over 160,000 people in Australia suffering from Type One diabetes, which is an auto immune disease and nothing, at all, to do with lifestyle choices.
During the 2016 Federal Election, the Government committed to subsidise continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology to assist children and young adults under 21 years of age.
The facts are that ALL people with diabetes face challenges managing their condition.
Another fact is that the longer someone has this condition, the more at risk they are for developing life-threatening complications, such as stroke, heart attack, blindness, amputations, kidney disease, nerve damage and the list goes on!
Not to mention the huge cost to our health budget, loss of earnings and suffering to those individuals and their loved ones.
Whilst it is great the Government have done this, it also true that diabetics aged 0 - 21 years represent only 12% of all those afflicted.
It's time to be fair, to be consistent and to expand the subsidies to include everyone with type 1 diabetes. At the end of the day, it is cheaper than the alternative.
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Thank you from someone who has suffered this disease for over 44 years and it sucks!
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