HITnet – The Diabetes Story
‘The Diabetes Story’ is an interactive video series which is available on HITnet touchscreen kiosks in medical centres, hospitals, community and youth centres across Australia. ‘The Diabetes Story’ module aims to promote diabetes awareness, knowledge and NDSS registration among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Topic areas in the module include:
• What is diabetes?
• Managing Diabetes
• Fighting diabetes: how do I know if I have it and what can I do?
• Diabetes in pregnancy
• Personal stories
• Where to get help
The videos used in the interactive module will be uploaded to this page soon.
Online Diabetes Education Training Manual for Aboriginal Health Workers
An online training manual has been developed to increase diabetes knowledge among Aboriginal Health Workers to better support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with diabetes and assist them in self-managing their diabetes.
This training is targeted to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers who have completed a minimum of Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Community Care) or (Practice).
This course is available through the ADEA Learning Management System at: learning.adea.com.au
Fighting Diabetes in Your Community
The following resources have been developed to raise awareness about diabetes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Diabetes Australia has developed communication materials specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities. The materials explain the different kinds of support available to people who sign up for the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS), how it can help people and communities to live well with diabetes, and how the NDSS helps to provide a more accurate picture of diabetes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia. This short video provides the essentials that you need to know.
Improving the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by all types of diabetes, as well as those at risk, is a national priority. There is no doubt that having diabetes can have a big impact on your life and everyone's experience will be different. Here are the stories of two people whose lives have been touched in some way by diabetes. You can watch or listen by simply clicking on either of the stories you wish to follow.