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Latest news: Diabetes

1.3 million Australians living with diabetes: AIHW

More than 1.3 million Australians were diagnosed with diabetes between 2000 and 2020, according to a new report from the AIHW

12 face court over 8-year-old diabetic girl’s murder in Toowoomba

The sister of an eight-year-old diabetic girl who died after allegedly being denied medical treatment says her family is in a religious group that believes "God heals".

Young Canberrans with T1 Diabetes worry for their future

In a game of medical condition roulette, Kathyrn came out at a loss – two of her children were diagnosed with T1D when they were toddlers.

Education essential for eating well on the night shift

In Australia, one in every five employees are shift workers; but when you work irregular hours, you eat at irregular hours and this can put you at increased risk of weight gain, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

Thousands in ACT impacted by toll of diabetes stigma

More than 15,000 people in the ACT have felt judged or shamed because of their diabetes, the latest research indicates.

Gestational diabetes higher amongst ACT women

Did you know the ACT has one of the highest rates of gestational diabetes in Australia? Saturday 14 November is World Diabetes Day and Diabetes Australia warns diabetes is the “epidemic of the 21st century” and the biggest challenge confronting the Australian health system.

Canberra has highest rate of gestational diabetes

Women in the ACT have the highest rates of gestational diabetes nationally, with one in every seven pregnancies testing positive.

ANU study finds gestational diabetes might be underdiagnosed

A small change in the testing procedure for gestational diabetes has increased the reliability of the results, researchers from the Australian National University have found. The process for testing gestational diabetes involves eight...

Diabetes Week: focus on mental health amid pandemic

National Diabetes Week (12-18 July) will this year focus on mental health, and the significant toll diabetes can have on the emotional wellbeing of those living with the condition.

Diabetes on the rise in ACT

On World Diabetes Day on 15 November, representatives gathered in Canberra to discuss diabetes in the ACT, highlighting some concerns about the condition in the Canberra region. Australia’s fastest growing health condition, diabetes...