Diabetes in Australia


Diabetes in Australia

Join this group if you have diabetes and you live somewhere in Australia.

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Local Resources

  • Diabetes Australia: Diabetes Australia is a national federated body made up of state and territory organisations supporting people with diabetes.
  • Insulin For Life: Insulin for Life Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that collects and distributes insulin and other diabetes supplies that would otherwise be wasted. These are donated to recognised organisations in many countries, with agreed monitoring systems, on an ongoing, sustainable basis, and following emergencies.
  • Reality Check: a website and online community managed by The Type 1 Diabetes Network Inc., an Australian organization of people with Type 1 Diabetes
  • Munted Pancreas: an Australian forum for parents of kids with Type 1 diabetes, managed by The Type 1 Diabetes Network Inc.

Diabetes Forum

Endo's in East Melbourne

Started by Sciphotophil Sep 4, 2013. 0 Replies

Hi all, currently I'm in Singapore, but will likely be back in Vic next year. I'm just about to start on a Medtronic pump, but may need to get an Aus endo to justify purchases on NDSS (I still have a…Continue

Endo recommendation in Sydney?!?!

Started by J. Davis Harte. Last reply by David Barbuto Jun 11, 2012. 1 Reply

G'day everyone. Any recommendations for an endo in inner west Sydney area? I'm supremely overdue to go! I'd love someone who has the know-how to work with Minimed paradigm and cgms. I've got a few…Continue

Hi, Moving to Aus from NZ

Started by emmarose May 1, 2012. 0 Replies

Hi all,I am moving from NZ to Aus, wondering any tips for the system over there, and anyone in Sydney/Canberra, who is your endo and are they good (especially with pumps) Thanks :) EmmaContinue

JDRF Walk for the Cure

Started by Loquacity. Last reply by Punk Oct 16, 2011. 1 Reply

Hi everyone,You probably already know that the JDRF Walk for the Cure is on next weekend. I'm going to be walking with my partner around the lake in Canberra this year (and if this weekend is…Continue

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Comment by Brent on July 10, 2011 at 4:46pm
Hey Susi, I too completely agree with you. I am just hoping it will open their eyes a little though. When the artificial pancreas is released, no one will be able to afford it. Like you, I rather them on PHI and then they push the government. I have left room in the petition I think asking them to at least push to cover them on PHI. I can only try once again. If it goes nowhere then we stay as we are. There is a high possibility this will go nowhere but at least I can say I tried.

The company distributing the Dexcom here said they have not heard anything back from their people but hope to have good news by the end of the year. They are ready to launch it here since they have TGA approval. They're just waiting on something else.
Comment by Susi (Ladalife) on July 10, 2011 at 7:27am
Brent, this is a great cause, but I suspect it's going nowhere. At this point I'd be pleased enough to see private health insurance fund CGMs (if the Dexcom 7+ ever gets here) and the sensors. Then let those big business private health insurance fight for the government to fund both pumps and CGM - they can throw much more weight at it than we can.

Even if we have relatively high rates of T1 here (22 per 100,000 population in 2006), there's still not enough of us. I signed a similar petition organised by the T1D network or maybe someone on Reality Check, a couple of years ago, and nothing came of it. But I will definitely sign again.
Comment by Brent on July 10, 2011 at 7:08am
I was wondering if you could all sign this petition and share it around? We are currently fighting for pumps to be funded by the government similar to the NHS in the UK and for sensors to be put onto the NDSS for cheaper access for everyone. Everyone deserves access to better treatments if they want to and pumps and CGM technology do that. Why should we be left behind?


Thank you :)
Comment by J. Davis Harte on April 22, 2011 at 3:03pm
G'day everyone! My family has been in Sydney for more than a month now and boy! have my bg's been a bit erratic since arriving. Between extra walking (love it) and eating on the run, I've been swinging from lots of lows to extreme highs. We'll be settling into our new house after the Easter holiday and I'll be glad for a little more consistency and a better-equipped kitchen.

Anyone recommend good GP's in Sydney Inner West? We'll be living in Zetland. Can I hope that some GP's have some modern knowledge of living with diabetes?

Cheers! ~Davis
Comment by Ant97gtr on March 24, 2011 at 11:22pm
thanks for the welcomes. Where in Perth are you Maureen? I worked in Perth for a year and 1/2 about 3 years ago - lived in Yokine while there.
Comment by Susi (Ladalife) on March 24, 2011 at 12:03am
Welcome Ant97gtr!

Is anyone here on the Gold Coast, Qld? I've just moved there... um... here.
Comment by Pastelpainter on March 23, 2011 at 10:45pm

Maureen from Perth
Comment by Ant97gtr on March 23, 2011 at 10:06pm
Chalk another one up for Oz :-)
Comment by christina on November 7, 2010 at 2:06am
Me too !
Comment by Brent on November 7, 2010 at 1:38am
@Susi I am in! :)

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