Diabetes Awareness Week

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Australian Diabetes Council has lots in store for Diabetes Awareness Week (July 14-20)!


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The theme of the week will be ‘The Ages and Stages with Diabetes’, focusing on the diabetes lifecycle and on fitting diabetes around your life, and not your life around diabetes.

Activities include our ‘Diabetes and Sustainable Populations Forum’ for health professionals and policy makers, as well as announcing the winner of the 2013 Sir Kempson Maddox Award and our latest Kellion medal recipients – keep an eye out on our website for details during the week.

We will also have street banners promoting diabetes awareness all around the Sydney CBD, and an advertising campaign on radio and television.

We have also produced an ‘Ages and Stage with Diabetes’ booklet which contains valuable tips and information on practical ways that people with diabetes can manage their condition, and how the complications and risk factors can be significantly reduced.

These booklets will be available from July 15 for download from our website as well as on iBooks and Kindle, while printed copies will also be available from July 15 by calling 1300 342 238.


Held all around Australia in October, the Walk to Cure Diabetes creates a great opportunity to build awareness of type 1 diabetes (T1D) in your community and raise funds for our researchers.

Funds raised through the Walk to Cure Diabetes will help JDRF’s research strategy to cure, treat and prevent T1D.

At the Walk to Cure Diabetes you can meet other families who live with T1D, enjoy a healthy day of fun family activities,

learn more about the services that can help you live with T1D and learn about the latest research projects. .

Since the Walk to Cure Diabetes has been held in Australia the event has raised over $28 million for T1D research.

To find out how research has progressed in the last 20 years visit the JDRF website. You’ll also learn about the current research projects.


Source – www.australiandiabetescouncil.com

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  1. Jesus
    Jesus On 19/10/2014 at 2:49 am Reply

    If your glucose cotronl was not in check, then yes most definitely it will show a high HBA1C count. Glycated hemoglobin (A1C) testThis test is not for diagnosing diabetes, but it shows you how well you have cotronlled your sugar in last 2 or 3 months. Normal value is less than 7%, however if it is more than 7 then you and your doctor should think of changing your treatment of diabetes.

  2. Deeksha
    Deeksha On 19/10/2014 at 5:50 am Reply

    Great article! Sugar is proving the hardest addiction for me to kick as I follow the Ph lifestyle. In your writing before the article, you mention that there is no alkaline artificial sweetener, not even Stevia. However, in your books you mention that Stevia is acceptable and I use one packet a day in my spinach smoothie. Will that hinder the progress I am making?

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