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Diabetes Australia

Diabetes Australia was established in 1984 and is the national body for people affected by all types of diabetes and those at risk.

Diabetes is the epidemic of the 21st century and the biggest challenge confronting Australia’s health system. Around 1.8 million Australians have diabetes. This includes all types of diagnosed diabetes (1.3 million known and registered) as well as silent, undiagnosed type 2 diabetes (up to 500,000 estimated).

Diabetes Australia is a respected and valued source of information, advice and views utilised by government and the community. Their credibility and independence as a national voice allows them to translate knowledge and evidence into advocacy and programs for diabetes.

Diabetes Australia collaborate with state and territory diabetes organisations and assist with the administration of the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS).

Vision and mission

Diabetes Australia is committed to reducing the impact of diabetes.

How Diabetes Australia can help

Diabetes Australia provides practical assistance, information and subsidised products to more than 1.3 million Australians diagnosed with diabetes.

Diabetes Australia works to raise the awareness about the seriousness of diabetes, promoting prevention and early detection strategies and advocating for better standards of care. Diabetes Australia is also a significant financial contributor to research into better treatments for diabetes and the search for a cure.

Information line

National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) helpline call 1800 637 700

Program, apps and tools

Recommended links

This information was originally published on healthdirect - Diabetes Australia.

Last reviewed: October 2020

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