Helpful Resources

Health Professionals and Health Services

There are a number of online resources to help you manage your diabetes. 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.

If you have a site that you have found helpful please send me an email to let me know.

These links are for your information only please be guided by your health care team for further guidance and support.

Forms

 

GENERAL DIABETES INFORMATION

The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS)

www.ndss.com.au Ph: 1300 136 588

Diabetes Australia

www.diabetesaustralia.com.au

Diabetes Australia Victoria

Diabetes Queensland – Little Green Book (PDF)

Youtube – Diabetes UK – 3D animated video

MY FOOD MATTERS
Food choices are important when managing diabetes. Let food be your medicine.
Find a dietitian for personal nutrition advice
www.daa.asn.au

 

GI Database

www.glycemicindex.com

 

Australian Dietary Guidelines

www.eatforhealth.gov.au

DAFNE (Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating)

www.dafne.org.au


Information on food and nutrition, including healthy recipes

www.nutritionaustralia.org

Go for 2 & 5 (Department of Health, WA)

https://healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/F_I/Go-for-2-and-5

 

Family Food Patch Facebook Page

 

Family Food Patch YouTube Channel

Eat Well Tasmania: www.eatwelltas.org.au

Move Well Eat Well: www.movewelleatwell.tas.gov.au

MY EYE HEALTH MATTERS
If you have diabetes you may experience problems with your sight.

Find an optometrist near you
www.optometry.org.au

MY FEET MATTER
If you have diabetes you may be at risk of damage that affect your feet.

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

MY ACTIVITY MATTERS
Activity for everyone of all ages is helpful for your health.

Find an exercise physiologist near you
www.essa.org.au

MY TEETH MATTER
If you have diabetes you may be at a greater risk of gum disease.

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

MY DRIVING MATTERS
Driving is a privilege. Not a right. If you have diabetes you may be at risk to yourself or others if your diabetes is not managed safely.

New medical standards for assessing fitness to drive
www.austroads.com.au

Stop Hypo Drive video on the importance of driving above 5mmol/L

https://youtube.com/ezLWbhBkSqw

MY HEARING MATTERS

You may be surprised but diabetes may affect your hearing. 

Find an audiologist near you.

https://audiology.asn.au/Home

MY BLOOD GLUCOSE TESTING MATTERS
Testing your blood glucose levels gives you a picture as to how you are going managing your diabetes. 

Youtube – How to use the Accu-Chek Performa blood glucose meter

Youtube – Why it’s important to monitor your blood glucose

Abbott Freestyle meter

Accuchek Mobile Instruction Guide

Youtube – Accuchek Performa meter YouTube instruction

 

Continuous Glucose Monitoring

Dexcom G4 Continuous Glucose Monitoring

Ipro Medtronics   https://www.medtronic-diabetes.com.au

MY INJECTING MATTERS

If you need to use insulin or other injectable medication there is help available to support you .

How to use NovoPen echo

https://www.novonordisk.com/patients/diabetes-care/pens--needles-and-injection-support/NovoPenEcho.html

Insulin & you: A guide to injecting Insulin

This is a Canadian site but the information re insulin administration is really helpful.

 

GLUCAGEN HYPO KIT SITE

https://www.glucagenhypokit.com/3

MEDIBAND  Medical ID bracelets 

Your medical information can be accessed quickly in an emergency

https://www.mediband.com/au/medical-alert-bracelets/Traditional-silicon/by-Condition/Diabetes/#p=2&gan_data=true

MY MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS

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.au 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 ph 13 78 48

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

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

OUR KIDS HEALTH MATTERS
Type 1 Diabetes is a full time job for kids and their parents or carers. Although very different, more and more children are being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Our kids are our future. Lets help them flourish.

Reality Check Inc.

Diabetes Can't Stop Me

 

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

For Young Adults

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

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

WOMENS HEALTH MATTERS

Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health
Multilingual resources for immigrant and refugee women
www.mcwh.com.au

Diabetes in Pregnancy Society
Information and resources about diabetes in pregnancy
The Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society (ADIPS)

www.adips.org

MENS HEALTH MATTERS

Mens Health Australia

http://www.menshealthaustralia.net/

Foundation 49

Brilliant site. Great toolkit and information regarding each age group.

http://www.49.com.au/

malehealth.rg.au

mensshed.org

 

 

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

RESEARCH MATTERS

BakerIDI

Diabetes Australia Research Program

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes

The Diabetes Research Foundation Western Australia

The John Curtin School of Medical Research

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

The NHMRC Centre of Clinical Research Excellence on Clinical Science in Diabetes (Diabetes CCRE)

 

Other websites that may be helpful

Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes
National research centre dedicated to investigating the behavioural, psychological and social aspects of diabetes.
www.acbrd.org.au

Health insite
Government-funded online health information service
www.healthdirect.gov.au/

MyDr
Commercial healthcare website with information on a wide range

of health issues including diabetes
www.mydr.com.au

Health Direct Australia
Find a general practice, pharmacy, emergency department or hospital near you
www.nhsd.com.au