Join Diabetes Victoria's peer support groups for those living with or affected by diabetes. Our peer support groups offer a welcoming space to share experiences, gain insights from expert speakers, and foster lasting connections. These groups are led by community members, healthcare professionals, or a blend of both, all dedicated to creating inclusive environments for connecting with others.
Diabetes Victoria Peer Support Groups Map
Mixed Group, both type 1 and 2
Please search through the map to find a support group in your local area. Click on T1, T2 or M tile, to reveal more information about the respective type of support group in your area.
*Please note: Peer support groups are for adults aged 18 and over, including groups for parents and carers of people living with diabetes. For children and teenagers under 18 years of age, Diabetes Camps Victoria provide an opportunity for young people living with diabetes to connect with each other through camps and day activities. Find out more about Diabetes Camps Victoria.
- Provides information to members and the general public about Diabetes Victoria.
- Facilitates and coordinates community education forums in metropolitan Melbourne, regional and rural areas.
- Works with health care professionals including dietitians, podiatrists and diabetes educators to raise awareness of diabetes complications and management.
- Advocates for change and better lifestyle options through community support and education.
Diabetes Victoria provides insurance, small annual grants and ongoing support and resources to all peer support groups. In return, peer support groups provide their local communities with safe and friendly environments to meet and support other community members living with diabetes, while helping to raise awareness and funds for Diabetes Victoria in their local communities.
We have both type 1, type 2 and mixed peer support groups.
*Please note: Contact details are provided for individuals seeking diabetes peer support. Organisations and other businesses must not contact group convenors for purposes of marketing or market research.
Other Peer Support ProgramsFuture Leaders
Are you passionate about making a difference for the diabetes community? Do you want to develop your leadership skills? If you’re aged between 18 and 22 years and live with type 1 diabetes, then the Future Leaders program is for you.
Why peer support group is important for people living with diabetes?
We are here to support you as you guide your peers.