Diabetes Australia’s position statement People with type 1 diabetes and Do It Yourself (DIY) technology solutions is designed to inform people about the latest trends in diabetes technology for people living with type 1 diabetes.
Diabetes Australia believes that people with diabetes should have choice and access to diabetes management solutions that help them manage their diabetes to the best of their ability. Diabetes Australia understands that there are technologies being used by people with diabetes that are not approved for use by regulatory bodies, such as the Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA).
These technologies are not commercially available and are ‘built’ by individuals with diabetes for their own use. This position statement is written for people living with diabetes (and families of people living with diabetes) to provide background information on Do It Yourself (DIY) technologies, the potential risks and benefits of using these technologies, and what people should expect from healthcare professionals in supporting their use.