Diabetes Victoria has a range of resources that have been culturally adapted for the Aboriginal community, including our pictorial guides and quarterly e-newsletter Grapevine.  

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

If you have any questions about Grapevine please email:   culturaldiversity@diabetesvic.org.au 

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. To see where our peer support groups are you can head to: Support Groups | Diabetes Victoria

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 1300 437 386. 

Other Resources 

Visit VACCHO’s website https://www.vaccho.org.au/member-services/workforce-development-2/nutrition/ to find out more information on nutrition and physical activity. There are some great resources including the Growing Up Healthy and Deadly Education Book, recipe ideas, ways to keep your teeth heathy and tips on heathy eating and staying active. 

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.