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Young people: just been diagnosed with diabetes?

When you’re diagnosed with diabetes it can be overwhelming. Your doctor will provide you with a lot of information and ask you a number of questions, including your eating patterns, weight history, blood pressure, medications you might be taking, whether you smoke or drink, any family history of heart disease and any treatments you have received for other health problems.

Your doctor isn’t prying. All of this information has a bearing on your diabetes and how to best manage it.

I have been diagnosed with diabetes, what do I do now?

  1. Register with the NDSS. NDSS registration is free.  
  2. Your NDSS registration gives you access to subsidised products.
  3. Learn how to self-manage your diabetes by attending support programs and information sessions.
  4. Download our fact sheet Understanding type 2 diabetes, Understanding type 1 diabetes or Understanding gestational diabetes.
  5. Read about living with diabetes.
  6. Form a health care team who can help you set goals.
  7. Talk to your doctor about your health checks and annual cycle of care.
  8. Call the NDSS Helpline on 1800 637 700 for advice and to learn more about the NDSS.

The NDSS and you

A wide range of services and support is available through the NDSS to help you manage your diabetes.  The services, education programs and subsidised products available, can help you stay on top of your diabetes. You can also call the NDSS Helpline on 1800 637 700.