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What help can I get?

If you live with diabetes and are feeling overwhelmed, you are not alone. Help and support is available.

Where can I find services near me

You can access NDSS information, resources and support services through your local diabetes organisation (NDSS Agents). They are in all capital cities and in some regional areas.

Find your local diabetes organisation.

Where can I find resources

These resources and useful links are for young people aged 16 to 25 years with diabetes.

There is also information specific to young women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders with diabetes.

Where can I find information in other languages

We have translated many of our fact sheets into other languages.

Who do I call if…?

I have medical issues—for medical-related questions, medication issues or changes, you should always ask your doctor or diabetes educator. In an emergency, call an ambulance on 000.

I need a prescription—see your doctor or endocrinologist (diabetes specialist doctor).

I need general information about diabetes—talk to your doctor, diabetes educator, or the NDSS Helpline on 1800 637 700.

I need diabetes supplies—find out more about products and how to access NDSS subsidised products.

I need someone to talk to

Other resources on transition

Life choices—alcohol/drugs/sexual health

Education and work

Read more about making diabetes fit with your life and not vice versa.

Mental health

Read more about the mental health risks associated with chronic illness–dealing with challenges and setbacks.

Travel

Chatting and networking

Make sure you check out more information sources in our useful links.