World Diabetes Day is November 14th
With your help, we can provide a
life-changing service to rural areas throughout Western Australia.
We recently provided $31,740 in funding to the Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services to purchase and install seven Silhouette® cameras in clinics across the region. READ MORE »
Medical services we take for granted in cities and large towns are in short supply in rural and remote northern Western Australia.
Managing diabetes and the resulting complications can be difficult. In the Kimberley, it is an even tougher challenge. One of the frequent complications is foot ulcers, which without treatment, can lead to amputations.
Diabetes WA is committed to delivering world class technology to lower the instances of amputations in rural and remote communities. Around 85% of diabetes related amputations are preventable if wounds are detected early and managed appropriately.
There is a substantial cultural and psychosocial impact on Aboriginal people who need to leave country to access medical specialist services, particularly when the community have experienced generations of family returning from Perth with amputations.
Aboriginal Health Workers deliver culturally safe and appropriate services in their communities and play a vital role in keeping people on country and minimising family disruption.
Your generous support will ensure we can continue to deliver vital services to those communities most in need and expand our services to all Western Australians.
Diabetes is one of the most significant health issues facing Aboriginal people. The outcomes for those living with diabetes in remote areas of WA is often much worse than those with easy access to medical care.
You can help us deliver life-changing treatment to those in need with a World Diabetes Day donation.
Thank you for your support — it is making a real difference.
Thank you to our project partners for helping us launch this much-needed initiative: