Our advocacy program helps when you:
- Face discrimination or problems while at work and other areas of public life
- Need help to secure your rights
- Want help to say what you want to say
- Need help to link to the services that you need
- Have suggestions on how to improve diabetes information, services and policies.
Each year up to 700 people with diabetes have been helped to:
- Find affordable insurances when travelling overseas, or updating income protection and life insurance
- Stand up for their rights when starting a new job or making changes at their work due to diabetes
- Link school staff to diabetes education so that a student could attend a camp
- Get a health care card from Centrelink to meet some of the out-of-pocket costs of diabetes medicines and supplies
- Talk about the “ups and downs” of living with diabetes. Find out where to get lower cost counselling from a health professional and link to a diabetes support group close to home
- Lobby for better services for people with diabetes in their community
- Speak with a community lawyer.