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Monday, 3 June 2013
Page: 4711

Diabetes

To the Honourable The Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives

This petition of citizens of Australia draws to the attention of the House the fact that type 2 Diabetes incidents is growing in Australia and the average age of sufferers in now becoming younger and younger;

We therefore ask the House to do all in its power to ensure the government implements measures to reduce the risk of Australians developing type 2 diabetes and to better manage type 1 and type 2 diabetes, specifically:

Resourcing primary prevention programs focussing on populations, communities and individuals;

Implementing a systematic, national risk assessment aimed at the early identification of those with type 2 diabetes and those likely to develop the disease;

Investing in health programs and public education to improve the detection and early intervention for pre-diabetes and existing diabetes;

implementing programs to prevent progression and complications of both type 1 and type 2 Diabetes; and

Establishing a sustainable program for optimal, individualised diabetes management for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

from 42 citizens