A project to make sure people with diabetes are getting the help they need is launching a fundraising campaign to help raise awareness of the charity.
Lifeline animal program manager Rebecca McLean says the project aims to “raise awareness of people with the condition that they need the most help”.
“We want to be as transparent as possible and that’s the aim of this campaign,” she said.
“We need to make it easy for people to be involved and to be supportive.”
Ms McLean said the project was “about the idea of getting diabetes in the community and being able to access healthcare”.
The project has raised about $6 million and is now working with a range of charities to help fund the project.
The charity aims to make people with type 1 diabetes “career ready” to be able to get their own home.
“There are people who have diabetes who have been out of work for years, who don’t have access to home healthcare and it’s incredibly difficult for them to access it,” Ms Mclean said.
For many people with Diabetes A, a family member or friend can help with the cost of medication or care.
“If you need a medication you can go to a pharmacy and get it,” she explained.
Ms Dunstan said the charity was “absolutely committed” to its goal. “
So you can take a medication and get home to your loved ones.”
Ms Dunstan said the charity was “absolutely committed” to its goal.
“What we want to do is create an environment where people can be able, not necessarily by law, but by their own choice, to get diabetes care,” she added.
“And that’s what we’re going to do.”
She said the program was aiming to make the “healthiest and best fit” people.
“For people with Type 1 diabetes, the lifestyle that we provide is going to help them with lifestyle issues and help them get their home back,” Ms Dunston said.
The project is the first of its kind to aim to make lifestyle change for people with a condition.
“I think we’re just at the beginning,” Ms McGlynn said.
Dr Michael Brown from the University of Melbourne’s Diabetes Centre said diabetes was “one of the biggest issues” affecting the diabetes community.
“When people get diagnosed they’re often put on insulin because they’re worried about how much they’ll have to eat,” he said.
Mr Brown said the group was looking for people who were already living with diabetes.
“The goal is for them [the people with this condition] to be fit, healthy and to have a normal life,” he explained.
Mr Dunstan hopes the campaign will help raise the funds for the project and give the project “a more national voice”.
“It’s an amazing thing for people,” she told ABC News Breakfast.
“Because diabetes affects us all.”
A video of a woman with Type One Diabetes has been uploaded to the website and has attracted nearly 12,000 views.
Ms McLellan said the video was an example of how the project’s mission was “to change lives”.
“I feel it’s very much a community driven campaign,” Ms MacLean said.
“[We’re] doing this for the whole community.
It just goes to show that we are all connected and we’re all connected in this way.”