Private Member's Business: Type 1 Diabetes

19 Oct 2020 speech

Ms FLINT (Boothby—Government Whip) (11:35): I move:

That this House:

(1) recognises that 120,000 Australians live with type 1 diabetes, and the:

(a) cause of the disease is unknown; and

(b) majority of people with the condition are diagnosed before they are 19 years of age;

(2) acknowledges the many Australian families raising children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and the incredible efforts they make to support their loved ones;

(3) supports the important work of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) in raising awareness and funds for vital research and prevention of the disease, which includes $152 million invested in Australian research to date; and

(4) notes that:

(a) 1 October 2020 marked the beginning of the JDRF One Walk Step Challenge, encouraging participants to raise funds by walking 120,000 steps in October for the 120,000 Australians living with the disease; and

(b) 14 November 2020 is World Diabetes Day, promoting the role of nurses in the prevention and management of diabetes.