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Living with diabetes

Diabetes doesn’t define who you are or stop you from getting the most out of life. There is no reason why young people with well-managed diabetes can’t spend their life travelling the world as elite sports people and rock stars, while staying up late, building business empires and enjoying fine dining.

Getting over the initial shock and getting your head around the changes to your lifestyle is challenging and takes time, practice, confidence and patience. Over time, you will get to know your body and learn how to look after and manage your diabetes.

In a recent study of 16–25 year-olds living with diabetes, 91% of the respondents felt that having diabetes hasn’t kept them from doing their normal daily activities.

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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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