• Understanding Diabetes Stigma & 6 Ways to Improve Wellbeing

    Understanding Diabetes Stigma & 6 Ways to Improve Wellbeing

    Despite nearly two million Australians living with diabetes, it is one of the most misunderstood and stigmatised health conditions in the country. Up to 80% of people with diabetes report feeling blamed or shamed for living with the condition, and more than 25% say other people’s attitudes and stereotypes about diabetes negatively impact their mental health. Experts believe community misunderstandings of diabetes are driving a...
  • Blood Glucose Monitoring: How and What to Monitor

    Blood Glucose Monitoring: How and What to Monitor

    An important part of looking after your diabetes is understanding what blood glucose monitoring is, and what your readings mean for you. In this post we take a deep dive about the how and what of blood glucose monitoring, and what you may need to consider if you have additional physical ailments. What is Blood Glucose Monitoring? Blood glucose monitoring is a way of...
  • 5 Tips About Diabetes and Aging

    5 Tips About Diabetes and Aging

    Getting older is inevitable and as you age living with diabetes can be further complicated by additional health problems. Ageing involves changes that may affect your sight, hearing, memory, balance, mobility, hormones and other functions. The good news is that there are lots of ways to maintain optimal health. We've listed 5 tips on aging with diabetes below, including getting enough sleep, proactively managing your health...
  • The Ultimate Guide to Exercise for Diabetes

    The Ultimate Guide to Exercise for Diabetes

    One of the best things you can do for your health when you have diabetes is to exercise regularly. Moving more has benefits for both diabetes and general wellbeing. You don't need a new year to get started, you can incorporate simple steps towards healthy changes anytime of year. In this bumper blog, we cover the importance of exercise and the benefits, how to get...
  • How To Manage Diabetes in Summer

    How To Manage Diabetes in Summer

    As we head into summer and the mercury starts to rise, it’s a good idea to remind ourselves of some sun safety tips. The heat can adversely affect people living with diabetes in a couple of ways but, with a bit of preparation, you can enjoy the season just as much as anyone else. Hot weather and blood glucose levels Blood glucose levels can...
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