Call to fund diabetes program that halves complications

A patient training program that delivers substantial improvements in type 1 diabetes outcomes is being starved of funding, say diabetes specialists.

Millions of dollars are being spent on glucose strips but the Australian Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating (OzDAFNE) program receives almost no Federal Government funding, despite halving rates of serious hypoglycaemic events, according to Victorian researchers.

In a review of outcomes for more than 500 patients with type 1 diabetes, researchers at Deakin University found that the proportion of patients