Helpful Resources

Below are a number of online resources to help you manage your diabetes including websites, forms and useful downloads.

However, please note that they may change. Please let me know of any sites that you find that are no longer available when you try to access them. They are for your information only please be guided by your health care team.

Forms

GI Database

www.glycemicindex.com

 

Australian Dietary Guidelines

www.eatforhealth.gov.au

Accredited DAFNE (Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating) www.dafne.org.au

Diabetes Queensland – making healthy food shopping easy

Diabetes Australia VIC – Healthy Eating Video

Exercise and Sports Science Practitioners
Find an exercise physiologist near you to help you with your exercise program  www.essa.org.au

Counselling and Mental Health

Managing your diabetes can create significant challenges to your mental health and can lead to diabetes burnout. Getting support is really important to keep you on top of things.

Diabetes Can’t Stop me (Previously Online Diabetes Counselling)
www.diabetescounselling.com.au

 

Black Dog Institute
Information and support for people affected by depression and bipolar disorders
www.blackdoginstitute.org.au

Beyond Blue
Online and telephone support and information for people living with depression or anxiety. www.beyondblue.org or 1300 224 636

 

SANE Australia
Information, programs and campaigns for people affected by mental illness. www.sane.org

Lifeline
Crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services
www.lifeline.org.au or 13 11 14

Drug and Alcohol Counselling

Quitline
Information and support service for people who want to quit smoking
www.quitnow.gov.au or 13 78 48

Counselling Online
Drug and alcohol counselling online and information for drug users, their families and others
www.counsellingonline.org.au or 1800 888 236

Reach Out
Online youth mental health service, with information on alcohol and other drugs. www.reachout.com

Accredited Optometrists

Find an Optometrist near you

www.optometry.org.au

Accredited Podiatrists
Find a podiatrist near you  
www.apodc.com.au

Australian Dental Association

Find a dentist to help you look after your oral health www.ada.org.au

DRIVING MATTERS

Driving for people with diabetes
New medical standards for assessing fitness to drive
www.austroads.com.au

Diabetes and Driving Booklet
Advice on extra precautions you need to take to help maximise road safety - Find this in the 'Driving' section of this website

For Young Adults

myD - An interactive online NDSS resource for people aged 16-25 living with diabetes. www.ndss.com.au/myd

For Children & teens

Children with Diabetes
An online community for children with diabetes and their families
Kids and Teens with Diabetes

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Information on research into juvenile diabetes
www.jdrf.org.au

Kids Helpline
Telephone and online counselling service for young people aged 5-25 www.kidshelp.com.au or 1800 551 800

Headspace
Health advice, mental health counselling and information for young people aged 12-25. www.headspace.org.au

Diabetes in Pregnancy Society
Information and resources about diabetes in pregnancy
The Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society (ADIPS) 
www.adips.org

Government

services

MyDr
Commercial healthcare website with information on a wide range of health issues including diabetes
www.mydr.com.au

 

Peak Bodies

 

Australian Diabetes Society
www.diabetessociety.com.au

Australia Diabetes Educators Association
www.adea.com.au

Heart Foundation
www.heartfoundation.com.au

Kidney Health Australia
www.kidney.org.au

Stroke Foundation
www.strokefoundation.com.au

Cancer Council
www.cancer.org.au

Carers Australia
www.carersaustralia.com.au

International Diabetes Associations

International Diabetes Federation

American Diabetes Association

Canadian Diabetes Association

Diabetes New Zealand

Diabetes United Kingdom