Diabetes Australia NSW was started in 1937 and is now recognized as the third oldest diabetes association in the entire world. They are totally funded by the community, through membership offers, fundraisers and personal donations. These funds go directly to programs that make the public aware of diabetes; research to find a cure for diabetes; products available for educational purposes; health services and more.
This charitable, non-profit organization currently has over 63,000 active members. There are so many benefits and discounts offered to members.
Diabetes Australia NSW- benefits are:
- A welcome kit full of valuable information and advice on your particular type of diabetes.
- Access to their customer care services – which provides information by experts in the field of diabetes.
- A free demonstration on how to properly use your glucose meter.
- Discounts to Rebel Sport, Fitbiz, Hylands Shoe City and more.
- Diabetes Australia NSW members receives special pricing on all sponsored events.
- If you are under the age of 18 – your first year of membership is FREE.
There is no reason to feel overwhelmed about reading and understanding food labels; Diabetes Australia NSW, in association with Woolworth Supermarkets, provides an interactive shopping tour lead by trained dieticians, who will show you how to easily shop for nutritious food, read labels and be the master of your kitchen and of your health.
The Cure Club raises money for the direct use by research in preventing diabetes and reducing the impact of the disease of your body. DART (Diabetes Australia Research Trust) hold these funds and distributes your generous donations to projects that have a direct impact on diabetes research. Diabetes is thought to be an incurable disease; but continued research is proving this to be a false statement.
Donations to Diabetes Australia NSW:
In 2009, Diabetes Australia NSW was one of four charities that made up the SEVEN BRIDGE WAL for that year. All donations (approximately $25,000 in total) raised were distributed evenly among participating charities (Heart Foundation, Beyond Blue and Cancer Council NSW being the other three) making everyone a winner in this event.
Entering its 16th year, the Diabetes Corporate Cup is a corporate sponsored event that directly supports “Junior Golf” and “Diabetes in Australia”. As you can see, there are many fun events to participate in while donating to a worthy cause.
According to data gathered; it is estimated that children under 14 years of age will be diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in Australia before the year 2020.
In a National Health Survey in 2007; it was found that 4.4% (or close to 900,000 individuals) of Australians citizens, over the age of 25, are diagnosed with diabetes; males account for 56% and 44% of diabetic patients are women. In just 4 short years, that percentage has almost doubled.
Due to the fact that diabetes makes the top 10 list of causes of death in Australia; The Diabetes Australia NSW organization works closely with researchers, health care professionals and educators to reduce the negative impact of diabetes within their community.