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Healthy Pathways artwork by Keisha Leon

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

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.

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.

The NDSS can help provide the support you need to live well with diabetes. Joining the NDSS is free and provides you with: 

  • Resources developed with community, for community
  • Community education events, such as yarning circles
  • Cheaper products everywhere in Australia.

Joining the NDSS is easy. Simply ask your health professional to register you online, and within minutes you’ll receive a text message or email giving you immediate access to all the NDSS has to offer. 

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Diabetes Yarning

This booklet is all about diabetes and is presented from a cultural perspective reflecting the experiences that are specific to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


Learn how to make foot care part of your everyday routine and prevent foot problems.

Health professional chatting with patient

Community 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.

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.

Learn about the artwork