Diabetes in Australia


Diabetes in Australia

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

Members: 76
Latest Activity: Mar 18

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 Launceston Tas

Started by David Barbuto Mar 18. 0 Replies

Moving to Launceston Tas in about 6 months. One pump and CGM T1D 46 years. Leaving my current endo is not something to look forward to without a recommendation for Launceston. Thanks for time and any…Continue

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

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Comment by Loquacity on January 16, 2014 at 5:43pm

Hey everyone! Any recommendations for an endo in Brisbane who understands the "type 1.5" varieties? I'm trying to get MODY testing happening, and hoping to find a sympathetic endo to help me.

Comment by Sammy on September 15, 2013 at 7:11pm

Hi Everyone!
I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm new to this site and I'm still finding my way around it! :)
Anyway my name is Sam, I'm 24 and from Melbourne. I've had T1D for 9 years and am on an insulin pump.
Feel free to add me! I'm excited to meet others who can understand what its like living with diabetes. :)

Comment by joanna on September 5, 2013 at 4:54am

hello, i am looking for a support group in perth, my name is jo, am married to scott we have 2 daughters, lauren 9 dx december 2009, on accu chek combo pump, lucy, nearly 8, non diabetic, we are in the process of emigrating to perth, i would like to meet other mums in the same situation, id like to find out about the support we can expect in school and from the hospital, can anyone help me with this please ? many thanks. jo. :-))

Comment by cherie on June 28, 2013 at 12:14am

Hi I was just wondering if there is any one in this group from Australia that is Allergic to all diabetic medication,Insulin? I have tried them all and the side effects and allergic reactions are nasty, I am now facing death. Kidney failure you name it I have it now any help will be appericiated?

Comment by Greg on August 16, 2012 at 12:12am

Hello everyone,

Greg here, Type 1 for 30 years, Medtronic pump for last 12 months, Medtronic CGMS for last 6 months.
Live in Melbourne, Essendon.

Comment by Alan S on November 1, 2011 at 4:52am

Thx Maureen.

Alan, I have to smile, I found a booklet from Diabetes WA in my mail box today, entitled 'Healthy Eating'. WA has adopted the ADA 'plate' and it advises a good grainy carby diet such as is probably ok for healthy non diabetic people. Maybe you will get one of these books from DiabetesQld.

First I'd have to re-join; I quit way back when i rote that letter.

I'm also in NSW, not Qld, just south of the border :)

Cheers, Alan

Comment by Pastelpainter on November 1, 2011 at 3:24am
Alan, I have to smile, I found a booklet from Diabetes WA in my mail box today, entitled 'Healthy Eating'. WA has adopted the ADA 'plate' and it advises a good grainy carby diet such as is probably ok for healthy non diabetic people. Maybe you will get one of these books from DiabetesQld.
Comment by Pastelpainter on October 31, 2011 at 11:40pm
Good to see you here Alan. Didn't realise you weren't a member of this group.
Maureen, east of Perth
Comment by Alan S on October 31, 2011 at 10:39pm

Hello All

Well I'll be darned - I've been on many forums overseas for years, including sporadic visits to TuDiabetes - and never knew this section existed. Sue sent me over.

Over the past nine years I tried several times to get involved with a local forums. Reality check was good (I notice it now looks a bit commercial) but I was a bit too old for most there when I dropped in many years ago. Diabetes Counselling online wasn't happy with some of my comments (not alone there, I tell it a bit straight for some) and MyDiabetes didn't last.

So I hope there's a few Aussies here who know how to read meters in mmol and what the NDSS is :)

I look forward to meeting you all. My own story is here: Turning Points

Just to show I'm in the right group, here is where I live: Home in Pottsville


Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia
Everything in Moderation - Except laughter

Comment by PaulR on September 22, 2011 at 5:59pm
Product Safety Recall (Australia): Johnson & Johnson Life Scan One Touch Verio Blood Glucose Monitoring System

Web site: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1004745

Partial Extract:
What are the hazards?
The patient may not get a blood glucose result.
What are the defects?
Some Life Scan One Touch Verio Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems are giving repeated 'error 2' warning messages when used in conditions of high temperature and/or humidity.
What should consumers do?
•If the affected unit does not give the error message, then the reading is reliable.

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