Stirling: Program helping young adults with type 1 diabetes

Type Diabetes Family Centre’s Gabby Lane, chief executive Bec Johnson and Amy Rush.
Type Diabetes Family Centre’s Gabby Lane, chief executive Bec Johnson and Amy Rush.

AN Osborne Park business has joined with the Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre to support young adults living with the disease.

Regent Motors is helping fund the initiative, which allows people aged 18 to 25 with type 1 diabetes to receive four private appointments at the Stirling centre, as well as regular blood monitoring tests.

Thanks to the automotive retailer, this will save participants $620.

Centre chief executive Bec Johnson said the program aimed to support young adults transitioning from paediatric care to adult hospitals.

“We want young adults to have access to diabetes education and dietetics services which are responsive to their specific needs, and delivered in a positive, inspiring environment,” she said.