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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 1.8 million Australians have diabetes. This includes all types of diagnosed diabetes (1.3 million known and registered) as well as silent, undiagnosed type 2 diabetes (up to 500,000 estimated).

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).

Mission and vision

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: March 2020

Information from this partner

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Eating Out

Eating Out Eating out is an enjoyable part of life, and having diabetes shouldnt stop you from sharing a meal with family and friends

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Health insurance

Health insurance Health insurance companies are by law not allowed to discriminate against people with diabetes or any other chronic illness

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Travel

Travel Careful planning before travelling is essential when you have diabetes

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Tablets

Tablets Medication for type 2 diabetes People with type 2 diabetes are often given medications including insulin to help manager their blood glucose levels

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Travel

Travel Whether for work or pleasure, travel can and should be fun and having diabetes doesnt mean you cant travel

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Work

Work People with diabetes successfully undertake all types of jobs

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Diabetes in Australia

Diabetes in Australia Diabetes is the epidemic of the 21st century and the biggest challenge confronting Australia’s health system

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Healthy eating for older people

Healthy eating for Older People The NDSS and Diabetes Australia have developed a guide for older people living with diabetes

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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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Heart disease

Heart Disease Diabetes puts you at risk of heart disease (even if you have ‘normal’ looking cholesterol and no symptoms)

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