Have a look at our Aboriginal resources developed with the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO). Order our picture guides or catch up on local activities through our Grapevine newsletter.

Pictorial guides

Koorie pictorial guides have been developed with community and include culturally relevant pictures and tips for staying healthy.

The pictorial guides are:

Healthy eatingExercise and diabetesManaging my diabetesMy feet and diabetesDiabetes in pregnancy
Healthy eatingExercise and diabetes
Managing my diabetesMy feet and diabetes
Diabetes in pregnancy

You can order the guides from our online resources shop or call 1300 437 386.

The guides are $1.00 each.

Pictorial guides are available in other languages.

If you have any questions about the pictorial guides please email culturaldiversity@diabetesvic.org.au


Grapevine is a quarterly newsletter for health workers and others working in the Aboriginal community.

Grapevine includes information about:

  • Diabetes news
  • New and current programs at Diabetes Victoria
  • New and current resources
  • Events and activities
  • Healthy recipes

Grapevine is available to view online


Subscribe to Grapevine newsletter

Peer Support 

Support groups bring together people who share common experiences, conditions, concerns, goals or interests. They offer people an opportunity to improve their quality of life through mutual support and education. They can also bring about change for themselves and the wider community.

The peer support program is a service offered by Diabetes Victoria to facilitate and empower all members of diabetes support groups. 

If you are interested in starting a Peer Support Group, or are already running one and would like to join the Peer Support Program, contact: peersupportgroups@diabetesvic.org.au or call 1800 637 700

Other resources

Fighting Diabetes in Your Community

Diabetes Australia has developed information about the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.

The materials, including videos, posters and information flyers, explain:

  • The different kinds of support available to people who sign up for the NDSS
  • How the NDSS can help people and communities to live well with diabetes
  • How the NDSS helps to provide a more accurate picture of diabetes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia

Healthy Tucker Card for reading food and drink labels

The Healthy Tucker Card for reading food and drink labels is a wallet sized card that can be used to compare food and drinks based on the nutrition information on the label.

Tucker Talk Tips

Tucker Talk Tips are a series of culturally appropriate physical activity and healthy eating factsheets developed by Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (VACCHO) and the Victorian Government.

The factsheets are:

Rethink Sugary Drinks

The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) and Rethink Sugary Drink partnered to highlight the health problems associated with drinking sugary drinks and to encourage the Victorian Aboriginal community to 'rethink' their consumption of sugary drinks.

The website includes facts, tips and videos on sugary drinks.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet is a web resource that aims to inform practice and policy in Indigenous health by providing an easily accessible evidence base via the internet.