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Monash Expert: National Diabetes Week 2023

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National Diabetes Week runs from 9 – 15 July, 2023, and aims to start the conversation about the impact of diabetes in Australia – a conversation to drive change, and to create hope for the future.

The Australian Government recently announced an Inquiry into Diabetes in Australia, and the aim is to amplify the voice of the diabetes community to ensure this Inquiry focuses on the priorities needed to better support people living with, or at risk, of diabetes. 

A Monash expert is available to discuss diabetes, and the importance of awareness of the disease this week.

Professor Mark Cooper AO, Head of Department of Diabetes, Monash University

Contact details: +61 419 335 471 or

The following can be attributed to Professor Cooper:

“Diabetes remains one of the major epidemics of the 21st century with a major associated burden as a result of complications including effects on the heart, blood vessels, kidney and eyes. 

“There have been major advances over the past decade in managing diabetes, with proven benefit in reducing these complications. However, as diabetes prevalence increases, more needs to be done at the public health level and in discovering new therapies to further improve the outlook of this very common condition.  

“National Diabetes Week gives us the opportunity to be reminded about diabetes and how it remains a major health challenge in this century worldwide, including in Australia.”

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