Resources for People with Diabetes

The Centre has been involved in the development of a number of resources for people with diabetes.

Diabetes and emotional health factsheets

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. 

Eye health leaflets for people with type 2 diabetes

Presented in an engaging format, each guide contains evidence-based information, designed to promote optimal eye health care and encourage uptake of retinal screening.

Moving on up: a guide for young adults with diabetes

Our research has informed the development of a new resource people as they transition to adulthood and gain more independence in their diabetes management. 

Starting Insulin Booklet

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.

When and how psychologists can support people with diabetes fact sheet

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 care and COVID-19 fact sheet

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.

Managing worry about COVID-19 and diabetes fact sheet 

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.

Position Statements

The centre has been involved in the development of three 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 Type 2 diabetes remission statement

Diabetes Australia has developed a position statement on diabetes remission to help people with diabetes and health professionals make informed choices.

The aim of this position statement is to provide up-to-date, practical advice and information to people with diabetes and the community about possible remission of type 2 diabetes. It is not intended to be a scientific or fully detailed report for health professionals.

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.

More information 

You may also like to visit these sections for further information:

Click here to view our E-Newsletter page
Click here to view the ACBRD Take Part in Research page