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Monday, 3 June 2013
Page: 4711


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