Di­a­betes re­search, care gets boost

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Tha­lanyji’s goal to limit di­a­betes in re­mote ar­eas has been given a boost af­ter the Telethon Foun­da­tion Trust Board matched Tha­lanyji’s do­na­tion from ear­lier this year.

Telethon’s fund­ing brings the to­tal to $100,000, which will be used for di­a­betes re­search and the care of chil­dren from re­mote re­gions of WA.

Tha­lanyji chief ex­ec­u­tive Matthew Slack said he was in­cred­i­bly pleased with the an­nounce­ment.

“It is ob­vi­ously a cause we are pas­sion­ate about, so for the Telethon Foun­da­tion Trust Board to even con­sider match­ing fund­ing is a mas­sive step in achiev­ing real re­sults for those af­fected,” he said.

Ac­cord­ing to Di­a­betes WA, 28,912 peo­ple are liv­ing with di­a­betes in re­gional WA and indige­nous Aus­tralians are al­most four times more likely to have the dis­ease than non-indige­nous Aus­tralians.

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