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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples experience high levels of diabetes. If you are living with diabetes, there is a lot you can do to manage it and look after your health. The NDSS provides support to help you to live well with diabetes.

The below information and links include:

  • what is diabetes?
  • what you need to do to stay well
  • how to join the NDSS and the different kinds of support available to people and communities.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that this page may contain images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who may have passed on and images that may cause distress.

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Peer support

Connect with others living with diabetes.

Free access to diabetes programs

Learn to manage your diabetes confidently with free diabetes programs, available face-to-face and online.

NDSS Helpline

Call the NDSS Helpline on 1800 637 700 for diabetes support and to learn more about the NDSS.

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Diabetes Australia acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this Country. We recognise their connection to land, waters, winds and culture. We pay the upmost respect to them, their cultures and to their Elders, past and present. We are committed to improving health outcomes for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by diabetes and those at risk.

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