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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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Tablets - Diabetes Australia

People with type 2 diabetes are often given medications including insulin to help manage their blood glucose levels. Most of these medications are in the form

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Dental health - Diabetes Australia

The mouth is often overlooked as an area of the body with complications associated with diabetes.

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What is diabetes - Diabetes Australia

There are main types of diabetes; all types are complex and serious. The three main types of diabetes are type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes.

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Gestational diabetes - Diabetes Australia

Gestational diabetes is the fastest growing type of diabetes in Australia, affecting thousands of pregnant women. It is usually occurs around the 24th to 28th

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Just been diagnosed - 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. This is a normal

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Diabetes Australia stands up for people with type 2 as Ozempic shortage hits Australia - Diabetes Australia

Due to a nationwide shortage of Ozempic, health professionals have now been asked to only prescribe and dispense Ozempic to adults living with type 2 diabetes.

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Preventing complications - Diabetes Australia

Knowledge of how to look after yourself to minimise or even prevent complications is an important first step.

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Managing your diabetes - Diabetes Australia

Learn more about how to manage:

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Diabetes and daily life - Diabetes Australia

Learn more about:

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