Resources for Health Professionals

The centre produces a range resources relevant to the behavioural and psycho social aspects of diabetes. Our resources for HP’s can be used in clinical practice to inform people with diabetes or offer additional support. We also have resources specifically for people affected by diabetes, which you may find useful to promote in your practice.

Diabetes and Emotional Health: a practical guide and toolkit

The ‘Diabetes and Emotional Health’ practical guide aims to support health professionals to identify, address and communicate about emotional problems during consultations with adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. 

Diabetes MILES study

Diabetes MILES (Management and Impact for Long-term Empowerment and Success) is an international collaborative which aims to understand the psychological, behavioural, and social aspects of living with diabetes.

Diabetes Peer Support Report

This report summarises the findings of the first national Australian survey of 2,342 adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes focused on their perceptions, preferences and experiences of diabetes peer support.

Assisting people with diabetes to access professional psychological support: a practical guide for health professionals

This guide provides information for health professionals about assisting people with diabetes to access professional psychological support.

Position Statements

The centre has been involved in the development of two position statements, published by Diabetes Australia.

Diabetes Australia language position statement

Diabetes Australia encourages journalists and others writing about diabetes for the general public to reflect on the language they use and its power to encourage or discourage people living with diabetes.

Diabetes Australia believes optimal communication increases the motivation, health and well-being of people with diabetes; furthermore, that careless or negative language can be de-motivating, is often inaccurate, and can be harmful.

Diabetes Australia glucose self-monitoring statement

Diabetes Australia’s position statement Glucose self-monitoring in adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes is designed to help make it easier for Australians living with diabetes to self-monitor their glucose levels and better self-manage their condition.

The position statement is designed to give people the information they need to decide the type of glucose monitoring that is right for them. It explains the technologies available, the pros and cons and the evidence for each.