Useful Links

There are a number of online resources to help you manage your diabetes. In addition to resources produced by the NDSS, there are online resources available from peak bodies and other organisations catering for people across the country and from all walks of life. While care has been taken in providing these links, Diabetes Australia is not responsible for the content on those sites and does not necessarily endorse their content. It is the responsibility of the web user to assess the accuracy and reliability of the information.

You can find the NDSS online supports programs by going to the Online Support Programs page.

Health Professionals and Health Services

National Health Services Directory
Find a general practice, pharmacy, emergency department or hospital near you
www.nhsd.com.au

Accredited Optometrists
Find an optometrist near you
www.optometry.org.au

Credentialled Diabetes Educators
Find a Credentialled Diabetes Educator and access resources for people living with diabetes
www.adea.com.au

Accredited Practising Dietitians
Find a dietitian for personal nutrition advice
www.daa.asn.au

Accredited Podiatrists
Find a podiatrist near you or the podiatry association in your state
www.apodc.com.au

Exercise and Sports Science Practitioners
Find an exercise physiologist near you to help you with your exercise program
www.essa.org.au

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Provides services and products to support GPs in their professional development
www.racgp.org.au

Australian Dental Association
Find a dentist to help you look after your oral health
www.ada.org.au

Health and Wellbeing

Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes
National research centre dedicated to investigating the behavioural, psychological and social aspects of diabetes.
www.acbrd.org.au

Health insite
Government-funded online health information service
www.healthdirect.gov.au/

MyDr
Commercial healthcare website with information on a wide range of health issues including diabetes
www.mydr.com.au

Real Time Health
Real Time Health offers free mobile apps for diabetes self-management. You can find these in the App store or Google Play by searching for ‘real time health’

Nutrition Australia
Information on food and nutrition, including healthy recipes
www.nutritionaustralia.org

Food Standards
Requirements for foods such as additives, food safety, labelling and GM foods
www.foodstandards.gov.au

Coeliac Australia
Information and resources for people with coeliac disease or people medically diagnosed as requiring a gluten free diet
www.coeliac.org.au

Diabetes in Pregnancy Society
Information and resources about diabetes in pregnancy
www.adips.org

Counselling and Mental Health

Online Diabetes Counselling
Online counselling, education and support service for people living with diabetes, their families and friends
www.diabetescounselling.com.au

Black Dog Institute
Information and support for people affected by depression and bipolar disorders
www.blackdoginstitute.org.au

Beyond Blue
Online and telephone support and information for people living with depression or anxiety
www.beyondblue.org or 1300 224 636

SANE Australia
Information, programs and campaigns for people affected by mental illness
www.sane.org

Lifeline
Crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services
www.lifeline.org.au or 13 11 14

Drug and Alcohol Counselling

Quitline
Information and support service for people who want to quit smoking
www.quitnow.gov.au or 13 78 48

Counselling Online
Drug and alcohol counselling online and information for drug users, their families and others
www.counsellingonline.org.au or 1800 888 236

Reach Out
Online youth mental health service, with information on alcohol and other drugs
www.reachout.com

For Children

Kids Helpline
Telephone and online counselling service for young people aged 5-25
www.kidshelp.com.au or 1800 551 800

Children with Diabetes
An online community for children with diabetes and their families
www.childrenwithdiabetes.com

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Information on research into juvenile diabetes
www.jdrf.org.au

For Young Adults

myD
An interactive online NDSS resource for people aged 16-25 living with diabetes
www.ndss.com.au/myd

Headspace
Health advice, mental health counselling and information for young people aged 12-25
www.headspace.org.au

Kids Helpline
Telephone and online counselling service for young people aged 5-25
www.kidshelp.com.au or 1800 551 800

Indigenous Resources

Indigenous Health
Health information for Indigenous Australians
www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au

Indigenous Allied Health Australia
National peak body representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health professionals and students
www.indigenousalliedhealth.com.au

Multilingual Resources

Health topics: diabetes
Multilingual resources on topics such as risk factors for diabetes, diabetes and your eyes, and diabetes in pregnancy
www.health.qld.gov.au/multicultural/public/diabetes.asp

Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health
Multilingual resources for immigrant and refugee women
www.mcwh.com.au

Multicultural Diabetes Portal
All of the NDSS's translated resources are now also available on our Multicultural Diabetes Portal. The portal provides access to a broad range of diabetes resources for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.
www.multiculturalportal.ndss.com.au

Rural and Remote

Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
Provides education and research programs in rural areas with the aim to improve mental health
www.crrmh.com.au

National Rural Health Alliance
Provides health education for rural and remote communities, including the Rural Health Channel
www.ruralhealth.org.au

Other Resources

National Relay Service
A phone solution for people who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impediment
relayservice.gov.au
TTY/voice calls: 13 36 77
Speak & Listen: 1300 555 727

Driving for people with diabetes
New medical standards for assessing fitness to drive
www.austroads.com.au

Diabetes and Driving Booklet
Advice on extra precautions you need to take to help maximise road safety
Find this in the 'Driving' section of this website

Department of Transport and Regional Services
Airport regulations for people with medical conditions
www.infrastructure.gov.au

International Diabetes Organisations

International Diabetes Federation
Umbrella organisation of diabetes associations in over 160 countries with an aim to promote diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide
www.idf.org

American Diabetes Association
www.diabetes.org

Canadian Diabetes Association
www.diabetes.ca

Diabetes New Zealand
www.diabetes.org.nz

Diabetes United Kingdom
www.diabetes.org.uk

Peak Bodies

Australian Diabetes Society
www.diabetessociety.com.au

Australia Diabetes Educators Association
www.adea.com.au

Heart Foundation
www.heartfoundation.com.au

Kidney Health Australia
www.kidney.org.au

Stroke Foundation
www.strokefoundation.com.au

Cancer Council
www.cancer.org.au

Carers Australia
www.carersaustralia.com.au

Palliative Care Australia
www.palliativecare.org.au

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
www.naccho.org.au

Australian Government Departments and Initatives

Australian Department of Health
www.health.gov.au

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
www.health.gov.au/pbs

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
www.aihw.gov.au

Medicare Australia
www.humanservices.gov.au

National Health and Medical Research Council
www.nhmrc.gov.au

Therapeutic Goods Administration
www.tga.gov.au

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