Despite diabetes increasing at a faster rate than other chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer, research conducted by Diabetes Australia shows people find the numbers hard to believe.Participants in a recent qualitative research study were shocked to learn that approximately 280 people develop diabetes every day and that diabetes will become our number one burden of disease within the next five years.
Developing and building self-management skills that can help children live well with diabetes, centreing on the importance of self-reliance, whilst also providing an opportunity to meet others with type 1 diabetes. This is achieved through, not only the education and supervision from health professionals, but with the presence and positive role modelling of peer support from other children and volunteers with diabetes. Essentially, improving quality of life for children with type 1 diabetes and their families is our mission.
Feltmum is a diabetes in pregnancy add-on kit developed by the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation and Diabetes Victoria. Aboriginal health workers can use this instructional video to find out how to conduct their own diabetes in pregnancy education sessions. Please note: you can only use Feltmum if you already have a Feltman resource.
The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) ims to enhance the capacity of people with diabetes to understand and self-manage their life with diabetes. We also support people with diabetes by providing timely, reliable and affordable access to the NDSS support services and products.Registration with the NDSS is free and open to all Australians who are diagnosed with diabetes.
Every year Diabetes Victoria provides places for 275 kids living with type 1 diabetes a chance to go on life-changing camps. These camps provide kids a chance to learn how to independently manage their diabetes in a safe, supportive and above all fun environment. These camps wouldn't have without the generous support of the Diabetes Victoria donors, so the kids on senior camp wanted to send them a special message.
Since 1953 Diabetes Victoria has been the peak consumer body and leading charity working to reduce the impact of diabetes.We are committed to minimising the impact of diabetes in the community, helping all people affected by diabetes and contributing to the search for a cure. Our work covers type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes, as well as programs for people at risk. Learn all about our history in this video.
The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes is the first national research centre in Australia and internationally, dedicated to investigating the behavioural, psychological and social aspects of diabetes. The Centre's focus is improving the quality of life of all people with diabetes and their families. The Centre, established in 2010, is a partnership for better health between Diabetes Victoria and Deakin University.
Diabetes Australia launched a new initiative for young people living with diabetes (aged 15 -- 29 years). We now have over 100 members of our Young Leaders team. The Young Leaders consist of members from all States and Territories of Australia. We have a mix of people from capital cities as well as rural and regional areas.
With so much conflicting advice, it can sometimes be hard to know which foods you should eat more of every day – and which to better only eat from time to time. Diabetes Victoria has developed a short 10 minute video clip which will explain the different food groups, recommended portion sizes, healthy cooking methods and sample meal plans. The video is available in English, Italian, Greek, Vietnamese, Chinese and Arabic.