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Information and resources

We have a range of information and resources to help you live well with diabetes.

Information to help you self-manage your diabetes, including topics such as diabetes care, food and nutrition, physical activity, pregnancy, associated health information, and the NDSS.

You can also find resources by using Find a resource.

Access to diabetes information in multiple languages

Access a range of diabetes information in 26 languages.

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Management and care

Understanding type 1 diabetes fact sheet

If you have type 1 diabetes, looking after your diabetes is important for good health. It can reduce your risk of developing diabetes-related complications.

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Understanding type 2 diabetes fact sheet

Type 2 diabetes can be managed with healthy eating and regular physical activity. Over time, glucose-lowering medications may also be needed to help keep blood glucose levels in the target range.

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Understanding gestational diabetes fact sheet

Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. For most women, diabetes goes away after the baby is born.

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Understanding pre-diabetes fact sheet

Pre-diabetes is a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes.

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Emotional health

Meet peers at NDSS programs

NDSS programs are a great way to connect with others living with diabetes. These programs help you learn to live well with diabetes.

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There are lots of ways to access peer support

Find a face-to-face or online peer support groups. Perhaps you would like to read shared stories from people with similar experiences.

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When and how a psychologist can support me quick guide

This quick guide answers common questions about psychologist support.

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Caring for someone with diabetes (for family and friends) fact sheet

Caring for a family member or friend who has diabetes can be rewarding but also challenging. You may feel worried, frustrated or confused about how to best support the person in managing their diabetes.

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Food and nutrition

Alcohol and type 1 diabetes (youth booklet)

Information booklet about alcohol for young people with type 1 diabetes.

Find a dietitian near you

Call Dietitians Australia on 1800 812 942 or you can find an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) on their website.

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Healthy eating as you age

Healthy eating and food choices for older people living with diabetes.

The glycemic index quick guide

This is a quick guide to the glycemic index (GI). GI is a tool to help you choose which carbohydrate foods to eat. GI ranks how quickly or slowly carb foods affect blood glucose levels.

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Physical activity

Find an exercise physiologist near you

Go to Exercise and Sports Science Australia to find an accredited exercise physiologist on their website.

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Physical activity fact sheet

Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do to improve your general health. It can also help manage your diabetes.

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Physical activity and type 1 diabetes webinar

This pre-recorded webinar is for people with type 1 diabetes who want to learn how to exercise safely.

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Devices and technology

How to access a free blood glucose meter

You may be eligible to access a free blood glucose meter if you are registered with the NDSS. Find out which meters are suitable for NDSS-subsidised blood glucose monitoring strips, as well as how to access

CGM and Flash GM device summary and compatibility chart

This resource has information about the devices subsidised through the NDSS, their compatibility with insulin pumps and smartphone and smart devices, and links to guidelines about appropriate use.

Flash glucose monitoring fact sheet

Flash GM devices are small wearable sensors that measure glucose levels throughout the day and night. A reader is scanned over the sensor to see the current glucose level.

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Continuous glucose monitoring fact sheet

CGM devices are small wearable monitors that measure and show your glucose levels throughout the day and night. They can be programmed to sound alarms and send alerts about your glucose levels.

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Related resources

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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