The Centre has been involved in the development of a number of resources for people with diabetes.
We have developed a series of seven factsheets each focused on a different emotional health topic. The factsheets provide tips on coping and indicate where people can seek further support.
Presented in an engaging format, each guide contains evidence-based information, designed to promote optimal eye health care and encourage uptake of retinal screening.
Our research has informed the development of a new resource people as they transition to adulthood and gain more independence in their diabetes management.
This booklet is for people with type 2 diabetes who are interested in learning more about insulin as a way of managing their diabetes. Your doctor may have recommended that you start insulin now, or that you may need insulin in the future.
Most people with diabetes manage well most of the time. But it’s OK to acknowledge if you are struggling. Many people benefit from specialist emotional support from a psychologist. This fact sheet is about when, why and how to access support from a psychologist.
Diabetes health care may have changed over the last few months because of COVID-19. You may feel worried about accessing diabetes care and this is understandable. Your health remains a priority and there are many options available to ensure you are still getting support from your health care team.
We know things might be a little scary and uncertain at the moment. Your experience of living with diabetes, and the stresses and uncertainties it brings, means you are likely to be better prepared to cope with this situation than most people. If you find yourself worrying, it might help to focus on the things that you can control in your life.
The centre has been involved in the development of two position statements, published by Diabetes Australia.
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’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.
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