AUSTRALIAN Olympic icon Cathy Freeman has partnered with the Baker IDI Institute this week to raise awareness of diabetes management in the Indigenous community in the Northern Territory. During her tour, Cathy, FreeStyle brand ambassador for Abbott Diabetes Care, spoke about her own brush with the disease, after being diagnosed last year with pre-diabetes during her pregnancy, and having to monitor her blood glucose levels and inject insulin four times a day. Whilst in the NT Cathy toured the Alice Springs Hospital, including the gestational diabetes clinic, and spoke at an educational symposium for health workers in Darwin. Cathy is pictured below with some of her youngest fans.
TWO in five insulin injection users have never been shown the correct needle size or the need to rotate the injection site, according to new data published from a survey conducted by the RACGP’s Diabetes Specific Interest Network, reported in 6minutes.
VETERAN Salvation Army suicide prevention campaigner 86 year old Alan Staines OAM has yesterday completed his walk from Canberra to Sydney promoting the message that we need more services for those bereaved by suicide.