Resources for young people with diabetes
Getting your head around diabetes and working out ways to deal with it is important so you can get on with enjoying your life. If you are aged 16 to 25 years and have diabetes, you’ll find these resources helpful.
Information sheets for young people with type 1 diabetes
If you’ve got diabetes, there’s important stuff you need to think about…
- Alcohol and type 1 diabetes booklet
- Drug use and type 1 diabetes booklet
- Travel and type 1 diabetes booklet
Young women with diabetes: your periods, contraception, pregnancy and diabetes
If you’re a young woman with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, there are some things you need to know about your menstrual cycle, contraception, pregnancy and diabetes—even if having a baby is the last thing on your mind!
If you are having sex, you need to use reliable contraception
If you are thinking about having sex or are already sexually active, this is a good time to talk to your diabetes health care team or GP about pregnancy, contraception and diabetes.
Using reliable contraception is important until you are ready to start planning for a baby. There are a number of contraceptive choices available to women with diabetes. Unprotected sexual contact puts you at risk of an unplanned pregnancy or contracting a sexually transmitted infection.
Discuss contraception options with your diabetes health professionals or GP—you may have to try a few different methods before you find the one that’s right for you.
Moving on up: transitioning to adult health care services
This booklet is a guide for young people with type 1 diabetes (their parents or guardians) transitioning from child to adult health care services. It focuses on the challenges and opportunities that young people could face as they become young adults. The guide has information on how to live well with diabetes through this phase and importantly, the management of diabetes and the support available to you.
- Moving on up: transitioning to adult health care services–a guide for young adults with diabetes booklet
Continuous and flash glucose monitoring
Read more about continuous and flash glucose monitoring, the available devices and their compatibility with your pump or smartphone, and the CGM subsidy through the NDSS.
- Continuous glucose monitoring fact sheet
- Flash glucose monitoring fact sheet
- CGM device summary and compatibility chart.
Youth surveys and outcomes
Have you participated in a survey of young people living with diabetes?
Have you participated in a survey and want to know the outcome?
The outcomes from these surveys are available for you to read. Find out more at reports.