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People from diverse backgrounds

In Australia, one in three people were born overseas. If you have made Australia your home, you may find new foods, a different health care system and way of living. This can be made even harder if you don’t speak or understand English.

The good news is that diabetes can be managed and there is information in your language to help you manage your diabetes.

Services and support

You can call the NDSS Helpline on 1800 637 700 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.

Ask your doctor or diabetes educator to register you on the NDSS. Registering with the NDSS gives you access to a range of information, support services and subsidised products to help you manage your diabetes.

Find the nearest community pharmacy or health services in your area.

Read more about NDSS support and services.