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Let's Hope Australia Follows the Brits

It has just been announced that the FreeStyle Libre - the revolutionary new flash glucose monitoring system created by Abbott - is to be available on the National Health Service in Britain from 1st November 2017. This is fabulous news for type 1's in the UK who have been paying similar prices to Aussies since the system was released early last year, several months before we got it. Now they'll get it for free.


Brought to you by Diabetes Victoria



With the FreeStyle Libre a small sensor automatically measures and continuously stores glucose readings day and night. Glucose readings are obtained with a painless 1 second scan even through clothing. You can swim, shower or exercise — the FreeStyle Libre system is designed to be water-resistant and worn during any of these activities. With every scan you get your current glucose reading, the last 8 hours of glucose data and an arrow showing the direction your glucose is heading. It's a system that gives you far more information than finger-pricking - and it means an end to finger-pricking.

Your invitation to our new FreeStyle Libre Education Sessions!



Top Type 1 Motivator brought to you by AMSL Diabetes

Event Dates: 31 Jul - 28 Aug


AMSL Diabetes is proudly hosting the Sébastien Sasseville Tour Down Under!
International guest speaker Sébastien Sasseville from Quebec, Canada, will be
speaking at a series of events across Australia inspiring people living with type 1
diabetes and their families.
Come along to see and hear about Sébastien’s unique journey with T1D.​

Sebastien has had type 1 since 2002 and since his diagnosis he has climbed to the top of Everest, completed the mythical Sahara race and in 2014 he faced the biggest challenge of his life: he ran across Canada from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Vancouver - 7,200 km, or 170 marathons, in nine months.


Successful Epic Type 1 Cycle Relay


The 2017 HypoActive Murray to Moyne (M2M) was a resounding success, with all type 1 riders smashing the 520 km, 24-hour relay from Echuca to Port Fairy in probably the best time yet and in record high spirits. But, fortunately, none of the very many bgl tests reached record highs and although we all  know these things do go up and down, everyone tested and tested and was therefore able to complete this difficult endurance ride.

Join the HypoActive Run Club

Anyone out there interested in running socially?

Sign up to the RUN/WALK/RIDE mailing list here to be notified about details of the next social event.



HypoActive Events Calendar 2017


All HypoActive social run/walk/ride activities start at 9.30 am (SHARP!) on the last Sunday of each month.  Details are sent out to all those on the Fun Run list at the beginning of each month and a reminder is sent out the weekend before the activity. Get in touch with John if you'd like to go on the list. If you are planning on coming along to one of these events it would be greatly appreciated if you could confirm to John so we know how many to expect for café bookings.

For all other events check our newsletter for contact details.


Event Date: 30th Mar - 2nd Apr 2017

The Murray to Moyne (M2M), HypoActive's founding event, is a spectacular team cycling challenge across the plains of western Victoria. It's a cycle relay and teams break up into small groups to take turns in covering the full 520 km from the Murray River all the way down to the mouth of the Moyne at Port Fairy - in just 24 hours.

ENDIA - Finding the Cause

The Environmental Determinant of Islet Autoimmunity (ENDIA) is a massive new and highly worthwhile study to hunt down the cause, or causes, of type 1 diabetes. Professors form universities all over Australia are putting their egg-heads together and reaching out to emerging type 1 families to gather data and get to the root of this troubling condition. And of course, they're doing all this to take steps towards prevention.

So if you're a pregnant type 1, a pregnant woman whose partner has type 1, a pregnant woman with an older child with type 1, or if you have a baby less than six months old who has a parent or sibling type 1, why not contact the ENDIA team and see if you can be part of this laudable work.

Here's their brochure:


Caroline Thomas of Diabetes Tasmania has organised some extraordinary adventure trips to raise money for diabetes charities. There have been cycling journeys around Sri Lanka and Asia, as well as sea kayaking voyages off the remote coasts of Tasmania.

She's just sent through details of her latest plans: to gather folk together to raise money for Tasmanians living with diabetes by throwing themselves off one of the highest things in the world - abseiling down the Gordon Dam. It's truly terrifying, but absolutely magnificent.

Here's what Caroline has to say...


Ticket to Ride: Win a Car, a Holiday - or Even a Bicycle!

Great news - HypoActive has joined up with a number of other not-for-profits and signed up for the People's Choice Community Lottery. This marvellous scheme allows groups to raise funds to help with the work they do - and each and every $2 per ticket sold goes straight to the community group involved.

There is a huge list of prizes, many worth thousands of dollars. Tickets aren't expensive, so why not take a moment to help HypoActive - and also give yourself the chance to win s shopping spree, a marvellous holiday or a state of the art, road racing bike?

Check out all the prizes and buy tickets here.