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The Our voices, our lives, our choices report formed part of the NDSS Youth and Youth Transition Priority Area 2019–2020. It was a consumer-led and co-designed project that aimed to further understand the current experiences of young Australians (18 to 29 years) living with type 1 diabetes. The overall objective was to hear from young Australians regarding their awareness of and interactions with the NDSS, and how the NDSS could better support them.

Read more in our report:

The Diabetes Peer Support in Australia study, conducted in 2015, was a national survey of Australian adults living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The aim of the study was to assess the perceptions, experiences and preferences of respondents with respect to diabetes peer support. In doing so, the goal was to generate evidence that would lead to recommendations on the implementation of peer support models for people registered with the NDSS.

Read more in our Diabetes Peer Support in Australia Study report.

The Diabetes MILES Youth project is part of the Young People with Diabetes National Diabetes Program.

The 2014 Diabetes MILES (Management and Impact for Long-term Empowerment and Success) Youth study report highlighted the psychological well-being and quality-of-life issues facing young Australians with type 1 diabetes and their parents or carers.

Read more in our 2014 MILES Youth report.

The Young People with Diabetes Program evaluates the NDSS Youth Transition Pack (birthday cards and letters) issued to young people aged 12–20 years and their parents or carers to inform the future direction of transition care information that the NDSS provides. The evaluation included a national survey of parents and young people in December 2013 and a national survey of health professionals in May 2014.

Read more in our 2015 Youth Transition Pack Evaluation report.

Conducted by the Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes, Diabetes MILES Australia 2011 was a national survey of Australians, aged 18–70, living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The aim was to assess the impact of diabetes on the quality of life and psychosocial health and wellbeing of Australians living with diabetes, as well as to provide a baseline against which the results of future studies can be compared.

Read more in our 2011 Miles Survey report.

This national survey of women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes was conducted by the NDSS Diabetes in Pregnancy Project team and the NDSS Diabetes in Pregnancy Expert Reference Group. The aim was to better understand awareness, knowledge and beliefs around pregnancy, as well as the information and support needs of women. This 2015 report contains a summary of some of the key findings of the survey and makes recommendations for strategies to address the information and support needs of Australian women with diabetes in relation to preconception counselling and pre-pregnancy care.

Read more in our Contraception, Pregnancy and Women’s Health Survey report.

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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