Younger adults with type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a growing problem facing young Australians. According to the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) register, more than 5,300 younger adults (under 40 years of age) are living with type 2 diabetes in Victoria alone.
Historically, type 2 diabetes has been understood as a condition affecting middle-aged or older adults, and its emergence in younger people is a relatively new phenomenon. Due to this, most existing type 2 diabetes care and support services have not been designed to meet the needs of younger adults. We are currently developing a new range of services to address the unique experiences, challenges, care and support needs of young adults with type 2 diabetes.
Services and Events
Peer Support Groups
The young adults’ type 2 diabetes program at DA-Vic coordinates and supports a number of support groups in metropolitan Melbourne and regional areas of Victoria. For more information about the young adults type 2 Peer Support Group, contact the Coordinator on (03) 9667 1783.
Generation t2 webinars
We are currently organising webinars designed specifically to address issues pertinent to young adults with type 2 diabetes. Watch this space for dates and email Angela if there is any topic you would like to see included in webinar discussions.
Diabetes Info Line
Call our Diabetes Info Line on 1300 136 588 for information about products, services, programs, events and membership.
If you wish to speak to a credentialed diabetes educator, accredited practising dietitian or our advocacy co-ordinator with any questions or concerns you have about diabetes, treatments and management, ask a member of the Diabetes Info Line to transfer you through to a member of the Health and Education Services Team.
For further information, please contact Angela Mallon firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 03 9667 1783