Over 12500 attendees decended on the World Diabetes Conference in Melbourne this week. Abbott Diabetes Care Ambassador, Cathy Freeman joined with the local and international health professionals to better understand and raise awareness of this growing health concern.
Olympic Champion Cathy Freeman and Better Homes & Gardens presenter Rob Palmer join forces with Abbott to raise awareness about diabetes.
Olympic Champion Cathy Freeman and Better Homes & Gardens presenter Rob Palmer joined global health care company Abbott and an estimated 12,500 diabetes researchers and clinicians at the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) conference happening in Cathy’s home town of Melbourne for what is expected to be one of the largest gatherings of health experts in the world.
Through their role as diabetes ambassadors for Abbott, Cathy and Rob hope to raise awareness about this chronic disease that affects an estimated one million Australians.
371 million people — or one in 19 people worldwide — are currently affected by diabetes, and unless rapid action is taken, one person in 10 will have diabetes by 2030.
Abbott has a long and proud history of working in the area of diabetes management, and supports people living with diabetes to help them live active, healthy lives by focusing on the design, development and manufacture of products to monitor blood glucose levels.