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People from diverse backgrounds

People who come from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and who have diabetes, may face difficulties when accessing health services. Cultural and language barriers may limit their access to diabetes-related services and support.

Diabetes is becoming more common across the country, and particularly within certain communities. Rates of diabetes in some culturally and linguistically diverse communities are higher than those among the Australian-born population. This might be due to a combination of genetic and biological risk factors and changing lifestyle after migration.

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Services and support

You can call the NDSS Helpline on 1300 136 588 to discuss available services and support (such as education events) in your area. You can also visit your local diabetes organisation website.

The NDSS provides a wide range of services and support to help you, your family and your carers learn more about managing life with diabetes. These are administered by your local diabetes organisation. Services and support are generally provided free or at a minimal cost to people who are registered with the NDSS.

Read more about NDSS support and services.