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Locals with Diabetes Face Financial Barriers

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A new report suggests local residents and families living with Type 1 Diabetes are facing significant financial barriers in accessing life-changing technology.

A national survey has found average out-of-pocket costs of around $4,800 per year to cover health insurance, medical appointments and monitoring equipment.

However more than 1 in 10 Australians with Type 1 Diabetes live in households with an income of less than $40,000 per year.

JDRF Chief Executive, Mike Wilson, says everyone living with Type 1 Diabetes should have access to a basic standard of care, without facing a significant financial burden.

 

 

 

 

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