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Diabetes Australia Victoria

Since 1953 Diabetes Australia – Vic has been the peak consumer body and leading charity representing all people affected by diabetes and those at risk.

Diabetes Australia – Vic are committed to minimising the impact of diabetes in the community, helping all people affected by diabetes and contributing to the search for a cure. Their work covers type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes, as well as programs for people at risk.

They offer a range of services including the Clothing Collection which collects second-hand household items seven days a week.  They provide information about diabetes, products, services, programs, events and membership via their Diabetes Infoline 1300 136 588. They also facilitate over 60 diabetes community support groups throughout Victoria.

Diabetes Australia – Vic rely on members and supporters to help fund their diabetes education, awareness activities and research.

Their offices are located in the CBD at Elizabeth Street, Greensborough, and Queensberry Street, Geelong.

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Last reviewed: September 2018

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Type 2 Diabetes and Nutrition | Diabetes Victoria

The key to managing type 2 diabetes is achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight, making healthier food choices and being as active as you can be, every day

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Type 1 Diabetes and Nutrition | Diabetes Victoria

Learning how much carbohydrate is in the food and drink that you eat will help you to work out your insulin doses, help you to be more flexible with what and when you eat, and help you to keep your blood glucose levels in target

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Diabetes FAQ | Diabetes Victoria

In people with diabetes, blood glucose levels are higher than normal because the body does not produce enough insulin and often cannot use insulin properly

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Gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes is diabetes that is first picked up in pregnancy and goes away after a baby is born.

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Type-2 | Diabetes Victoria

Needing to go to the toilet more often to pass urine Infections, such as urinary tract or thrushAboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people aged 35 and over People aged 35 and over who are Pacific Islanders, Maori, Asian (including the Indian subcontinent, or of Chinese origin) Middle Eastern, North African or Southern European People aged 45 and over who are obese or overweight, have high blood pressure or have a first-degree relative with type 2 diabetes All people with cardiovascular disease such as heart attack, angina, stroke, narrowed blood vessels Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) who are overweight Women who have had gestational diabetes (GDM) People with a first degree relative with type 2 diabetesType 2 diabetes is a condition where the beta cells in the pancreas still make insulin, but it may not make enough, or the insulin that is being made does not do its job properly

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Resource in my language | Diabetes Victoria

Diabetes pictorial guides, brochures, fact sheets and DVDs are available in a range of languages

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Travel and diabetes | Diabetes Victoria

Medical check up See your general practitioner (GP) or diabetes specialist at least 8 to12 weeks before you travel to review your diabetes and general health

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Newly Diagnosed | Diabetes Victoria

The important thing to remember is that you are not alone

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Your rights | Diabetes Victoria

What is the exact location of the emergency? (Name of nearest street town and state and or landmark) What is the phone number you are calling from? What is the health problem, what exactly happened? How many people are hurt?Read the current Centrelink forms before making contact as information about all payments changes every six months

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Support Groups | Diabetes Victoria

Support groups bring together people who share common experiences, conditions, concerns, goals or interests

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