Planting the seeds for a healthier future

Western Sydney Diabetes (WSD) and the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation have joined forces to take the fight against obesity and diabetes into schools with a ‘groundbreaking’ food education program.

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Western Sydney Diabetes ADA Video

The work of Western Sydney Diabetes (WSD) and its Alliance members was selected to be showcased at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 79th Scientific Sessions, held in San Francisco, California in 2019. The theme was, “Bridging Diabetes Research with Groundbreaking Discoveries”.
Professor Glen Maberly, director of WSD, joined approximately 15,000 diabetes specialists, educators and scientists from over 115 countries for the five-day event. The video about WSD’s work featured on ADA TV, a dedicated conference channel showcasing the latest projects from around the world on conference screens, in partner hotels and on buses to and from the conference.

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New data deepens diabetes fears in Sydney’s West

New figures have heightened fears that diabetes rates are far worse in Sydney’s west than previous modelling has indicated. In less than one year’s targeted testing at a single hospital, almost 12,000 people have been identified as having diabetes or being at risk of risk of diabetes. Of the 26,000 people tested at Blacktown Hospital to the end of May, 17% had diabetes and 28% were identified as high risk of contracting the disease.

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