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.
GENERAL DIABETES INFORMATION
www.ndss.com.au Ph: 1300 136 588
MY FOOD MATTERS
Food choices are important when managing diabetes. Let food be your medicine.
Australian Dietary Guidelines
DAFNE (Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating)
Go for 2 & 5 (Department of Health, WA)
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
MY FEET MATTER
If you have diabetes you may be at risk of damage that affect your feet.
Find a podiatrist near you
MY ACTIVITY MATTERS
Activity for everyone of all ages is helpful for your health.
Find an exercise physiologist near you
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
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
Stop Hypo Drive video on the importance of driving above 5mmol/L
MY HEARING MATTERS
You may be surprised but diabetes may affect your hearing.
Find an audiologist near you.
MY BLOOD GLUCOSE TESTING MATTERS
Testing your blood glucose levels gives you a picture as to how you are going managing your diabetes.
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
This is a Canadian site but the information re insulin administration is really helpful.
GLUCAGEN HYPO KIT SITE
MEDIBAND Medical ID bracelets
Your medical information can be accessed quickly in an emergency
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)
Black Dog Institute
Information and support for people affected by depression and bipolar disorders
Online and telephone support and information for people living with depression or anxiety
www.beyondblue.org.au or 1300 224 636
Information, programs and campaigns for people affected by mental illness
Crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services
www.lifeline.org.au or 13 11 14
Drug and Alcohol Counselling
Information and support service for people who want to quit smoking
www.quitnow.gov.au or ph 13 78 48
Drug and alcohol counselling online and information for drug users, their families and others
www.counsellingonline.org.au or ph 1800 888 236
Online youth mental health service, with information on alcohol and other drugs
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.
Telephone and online counselling service for young people aged 5-25
www.kidshelp.com.au or ph 1800 551 800
For Young Adults
An interactive online NDSS resource for people aged 16-25 living with diabetes
Health advice, mental health counselling and information for young people aged 12-25
WOMENS HEALTH MATTERS
Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health
Multilingual resources for immigrant and refugee women
Diabetes in Pregnancy Society
Information and resources about diabetes in pregnancy
The Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society (ADIPS)
MENS HEALTH MATTERS
Mens Health Australia
Brilliant site. Great toolkit and information regarding each age group.
Australian Diabetes Society
Australia Diabetes Educators Association
Kidney Health Australia
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.
Government-funded online health information service
Commercial healthcare website with information on a wide range
of health issues including diabetes
Health Direct Australia
Find a general practice, pharmacy, emergency department or hospital near you