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Everyday life with diabetes

As a person with diabetes you are no different from any other person living in Australia. Diabetes will make some aspects of life more challenging, but it shouldn’t define who you are or prevent you from enjoying and participating in life.

Are you planning an overseas holiday or getting your driver’s licence. If diabetes is part of your life, then there is important information you need to know in some situations to help you manage your diabetes well.

Diabetes and driving

When you have diabetes, you may need to take extra precautions to ensure road safety.


Do you have a diabetes plan for natural disasters and emergencies? Having a plan helps you stay safe and look after your diabetes in the case of an emergency.


Don’t let diabetes stop you from travelling. Whether you’re going interstate or overseas, here are some important travel tips.

Sexual health

Know the facts and potential issues, so that you know when to seek help if something isn’t right.

Peer support

Peer support is connecting with peers—who are similar to you—living with diabetes. Peer support can take many forms, including a casual conversation with a peer to a formal, face-to-face, structured group.

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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