Diabetes in Australia, New Zealand


Diabetes in Australia, New Zealand

The AU & NZ Group has been split into two groups: Diabetes in Australia, and Diabetes in New Zealand. Please join there!

Members: 136
Latest Activity: Jan 16, 2014

Other Local Resources (in alphabetical order)

  • Insulin For Life
  • BeingDiabetic.NZ: having life with diabetes (a great blog)
  • Diabetic Duo: through her blog, Renata shares her experiences, her kids' experiences and a shoulder to lean on.
  • MuntedPancreas: an Australian forum for parents of kids with Type 1 diabetes
  • Reality Check: a website and online community managed by The Type 1 Diabetes Network Inc., an Australian organization of people with Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetes Forum

NZ - type 1

Started by carabeli. Last reply by Steve Lancaster Apr 16, 2013. 2 Replies

Hi anyone else from chch, New Zealand

Started by cameryn. Last reply by Metteryogy Mar 30, 2013. 2 Replies

Homework help!!

Started by Joy Feb 26, 2012. 0 Replies


Started by Loren. Last reply by naz Feb 14, 2011. 9 Replies

Would love to move to Australia and need information

Started by shelly wichman. Last reply by shelly wichman Jun 19, 2010. 3 Replies

Diabetes Supplies Limited

Started by Renata Pellino-Porter. Last reply by Bagrat Mamasakhlisi Apr 13, 2010. 1 Reply

Alergic to novorapid ?

Started by morgan. Last reply by anita Rixon Feb 20, 2010. 1 Reply

DFF(Diabetes Friend Forever)

Started by Renata Pellino-Porter Feb 18, 2010. 0 Replies

Can you get a free insulin pump??

Started by jeffery morris. Last reply by meegsd Feb 10, 2010. 7 Replies

New Zealand Ministry of Health

Started by Renata Pellino-Porter. Last reply by Renata Pellino-Porter Feb 4, 2010. 4 Replies

Any T2's tried Januvia - by itself or in combo?

Started by Jim Montgomery. Last reply by Jim Montgomery Jan 25, 2010. 2 Replies

Mikheil Elizbarashvili

Started by Mikkheil Elizbarashvili. Last reply by Jim Montgomery Jan 25, 2010. 1 Reply

Anyone is Brisbane?????

Started by Nikki. Last reply by Angie Campbell-McLeod Jan 6, 2010. 7 Replies

Hi from Melbourne

Started by Sue. Last reply by Renata Pellino-Porter Jan 4, 2010. 9 Replies

New to Australia - Insulin Pump Cases for Kids

Started by Susi (Ladalife) Oct 31, 2009. 0 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by JUMBO on November 8, 2011 at 12:53am
Hi. I am living in Australia and I am a veteran. I reside in Queensland and was wondering if there was any others, ( vet's or not ) that would be interested in emailing.
I have just joined tudiabetes and i am new to this. I have type 2 insulin dependent diabetes and have had it since retiring from the forces 30 years ago. I have a active life and have not let diabetes get to me.
Like to hear from you, Chow.
Comment by Brent on July 1, 2011 at 7:35pm
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 johnno194 on June 5, 2011 at 2:41am
hi i have just been diagnosed with type 1 at 58 and wonder if anyone else here has it from nz
Comment by Lance a-lot on April 3, 2011 at 3:16am
Is there ANYONE in the Katoomba/Blue Mountains region of Sydney who would have a spare glucometer - one of my support group members meter has stopped working, and all pharmacies are closed and the hospital won't lend him one. If you can help at all, we would be MOST grateful. Thanks, Kate.
Comment by Ant97gtr on March 23, 2011 at 1:41pm
Hi everyone *waves*
Comment by MarkM on December 2, 2010 at 10:57pm
Are there any people from Perth WA who would care to join in establishing a local support group?
Comment by shaza on June 13, 2010 at 10:48pm
Hi I live in devonport tasmania and have been using a minimed pump for 5 yrs i have been a diabetic on insulin for 29yrs (17yr when dianosed) three very healthy pregnancies all cesarin about to have a sensor to use only for three days to try and track whats going on at the moment diabetic clinic lends it out for 3 day stints love to know how others have gone with one
Comment by Nic on May 27, 2010 at 5:52pm
Hi Kimbo - there are plenty of us in Auckland, and a whole NZ community at my blog here: http://www.beingdiabetic.co.nz. We're having a dinner on 14 June if you're interested. Email me via the blog.

Comment by Kimbo on May 27, 2010 at 5:19pm
Hi is there ne1 in Auckland ... Feel so alone out here :(
Comment by Tracey on May 22, 2010 at 4:47pm
Hi from Murwillumbah NSW

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