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About BD Diabetes Care

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. The company supports the heroes on the frontlines of health care by developing innovative technology, services and solutions that help advance both clinical therapy for patients and clinical process for health care providers. BD and its 65,000 employees have a passion and commitment to help improve patient outcomes, improve the safety and efficiency of clinicians' care delivery process, enable laboratory scientists to better diagnose disease and advance researchers' capabilities to develop the next generation of diagnostics and therapeutics. BD has a presence in virtually every country and partners with organizations around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues. By working in close collaboration with customers, BD can help enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care. In 2017, BD welcomed C. R. Bard and its products into the BD family. For more information on BD, please visit bd.com.

BD Diabetes Care focuses on the management of diabetes through its high-quality products and education services, designed to help people with diabetes live healthy lives. BD pen needles and syringes feature very thin and the shortest cannulae available, helping to reduce the discomfort associated with injections. For over 90 years, BD's culture of innovation and continuous improvement has enhanced the injection experience to help improve therapy and outcomes for people with diabetes worldwide.

About Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease in which the body has a shortage of insulin or a decreased ability to use insulin, a hormone that allows glucose (sugar) to enter cells and be converted to energy.1 When diabetes is not controlled, glucose and fats remain in the blood and, over time, damage vital organs.1 Diabetes has become a national health concern with 280 Australians developing diabetes every day, which equates to one person every five minutes.2 Around 1.7 million Australians have diabetes, with 1.2 million diagnosed and an estimated 500,000 people thought to be undiagnosed.2 The total annual cost of diabetes in Australia is an estimated $14.6 billion and is the biggest challenge confronting Australia's health system.2

References

1. Diabetes Australia, What is Diabetes, https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/what-is-diabetes, accessed January 2017.2. Diabetes Australia, Diabetes in Australia, https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/diabetes-in-australia, accessed January 2017.