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Talking about diabetes

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

We acknowledge the hardships and sacrifices made by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people depicted through their stories in this program.

Welcome to Talking about diabetes

Welcome to the ‘Talking about diabetes’ program, a series of diabetes education videos. This series of short videos was developed to update or refresh diabetes knowledge for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce; health workers, practitioners and other professionals.

The videos are designed to support the delivery of basic diabetes education to community living with or at risk of diabetes using a visual educational tool such as Feltman® and Feltmum®.

Feltman® and Feltmum® are registered trademarks of the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) and Diabetes Victoria.

Talking about diabetes

This program has been developed in response to feedback that has been provided from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander program participants over the past 10 years, and includes several distinct acknowledgement and learning areas outlined and covered in the videos, including:

Video 1: Introduction to Talking about diabetes with Troy Moriarty-Schmidt and Suzanne Leahy

Video 2: Talking about diabetes overview, acknowledgement and learning development areas

Video 3: Before time considerations

Video 4: How the body works without diabetes

Video 5: Types of diabetes: type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes

Video 6: Diabetes symptoms

Video 7: Preventing or reducing diabetes-related complications

Video 8: Diabetes management—healthy eating and staying active

Video 9: Diabetes management—medications and blood glucose level monitoring

Video 10: Diabetes management—social and emotional health and wellbeing

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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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