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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

Recommended links

Last reviewed: June 2022

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Blood glucose monitoring | Diabetes Australia

Blood glucose monitoring can help you to keep your blood glucose level in your recommended target range.  Read more

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Diabetes & influenza (the flu) - Diabetes Australia

Catching the flu can be more dangerous for people with diabetes. People with diabetes are more likely to be hospitalised with the flu, and more likely to die

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Health professional resources - Diabetes Australia

Diabetes Australia produces a number of Diabetes Information Resources available to health professionals and the general public including a selection of:

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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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Best Practice Guidelines - Diabetes Australia

The following best-practice guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis and management of diabetes have been developed for health professionals by medical

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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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Flash glucose monitoring fact sheet – NDSS

Flash glucose monitoring (Flash GM) is a way to check glucose levels throughout the day and night without pricking your finger

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Homepage :: Keepsight

Many Australians lose part or all of their sight as a result of diabetes

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Healthy diet for diabetes | Diabetes Australia

Healthy eating is an important part of managing your diabetes, so you need to be aware of what, when and how much you eat every day. Read more

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