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Diabetes Australia

Diabetes Australia was established in 1984 and is the national body for people affected by all types of diabetes and those at risk.

Diabetes is the epidemic of the 21st century and the biggest challenge confronting Australia’s health system. Around 1.4 million Australians are living with known, diagnosed diabetes (types 1 & 2), and an estimated 500,000 are living with silent undiagnosed type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes Australia is a respected and valued source of information, advice and views utilised by government and the community. Their credibility and independence as a national voice allows them to translate knowledge and evidence into advocacy and programs for diabetes.

Diabetes Australia collaborate with state and territory diabetes organisations and assist with the administration of the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS).

Vision and mission

Diabetes Australia is committed to reducing the impact of diabetes.

How Diabetes Australia can help

Diabetes Australia provides practical assistance, information and subsidised products to more than 1.3 million Australians diagnosed with diabetes.

Diabetes Australia works to raise the awareness about the seriousness of diabetes, promoting prevention and early detection strategies and advocating for better standards of care. Diabetes Australia is also a significant financial contributor to research into better treatments for diabetes and the search for a cure.

Information line

National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) helpline call 1800 637 700

Program, apps and tools

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Last reviewed: June 2022

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Home - Take Diabetes 2 Heart

The Take Diabetes 2 Heart campaign is about inspiring people with diabetes, and the people who love them, to take positive steps to better heart health.

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Type 1 diabetes | Diabetes Australia

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition where the body’s own immune system is activated to destroy the beta cells in the pancreas which produce insulin.

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Diabetes Prevention Programs & Services | Diabetes Australia

Diabetes Australia delivers a range of type 2 diabetes prevention programs and services, both nationally and locally.

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Gestational Diabetes | Diabetes Australia

What is gestational diabetes? Gestational diabetes mellitus (sometimes referred to as GDM) is a type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy.

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Risk Calculator - Diabetes Australia

Type 2 diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia.

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Type 2 Diabetes Risk Factors

Some diabetes risk factors can be managed or reduced (known as modifiable lifestyle factors), while other factors cannot be changed.

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Just been diagnosed with diabetes | Diabetes Australia

If you’ve just been diagnosed with diabetes you could be feeling overwhelmed, experiencing a range of emotions and have a lot of questions.

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Managing diabetes - Diabetes Australia

Diabetes – in all its forms – is a serious and complex medical condition. It requires effective management to help you live happily and well. 

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Diabetes resources - Diabetes Australia

We have brought together a range of diabetes resources to help you live well with diabetes, including recipes, fact sheets and multicultural ...

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Type 2 Diabetes | Diabetes Australia

Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which the body becomes resistant to the normal effects of insulin and gradually loses the capacity to produce enough insulin

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