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

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Comment by Walter or Wally Mulgrave on May 5, 2010 at 6:26am
Hi Susi
Its Wally I will have to meet you as some time for a cup of coffee or just to talk. Hope your diabetes is going well mine is.. I will have to arrange a time to meet you at eitheer Byron Bay or Ballina
Comment by Susi (Ladalife) on May 3, 2010 at 10:17am
Hi Wally. I'm just up the road in Byron!
Comment by Walter or Wally Mulgrave on May 2, 2010 at 4:41pm
Hi Everyone I am originally from Melbourne but now live in Ballina, New South Wales just near Byron Bay does anyone else with Diabetes live in this area I have had Diabetes for nearly 67 years type 1♠
Comment by Jim Montgomery on April 13, 2010 at 11:18pm
Proud to say that my exclusive for T2's website is now up and running with a concentration on T2 problems and opportunities for those of us who understand the rules of Aussie Rules! We aren't in the same league as TuDiabetes but you may pick up a few tips. We are Low GI fanatics rather than carb-counters ..... www.theodb.com.au
Comment by lynne on April 13, 2010 at 11:05pm
im so glad here is a group for aussies here i have been a diabetic since i was ten and havent realy met people with diabetes so i hope to meet people and meet maybe people my age.
Comment by Sophie on December 5, 2009 at 6:53am
so happy theres a group for aussies and kiwis :)
hello from esperance, western australia!
Comment by Glen on November 18, 2009 at 2:36pm
Hi Mark, not quite Perth, am at Warakurna here, not really close to anywhere. Thank goodness the internet makes the distances irrelevant to some extent.
Comment by Nic on November 18, 2009 at 2:04pm
If you're in NZ, please go here to find out how you can help us lobby for subsidised pumps and consumables in NZ: http://www.beingdiabetic.co.nz/?p=398
Comment by MarkM on November 18, 2009 at 11:04am
Hi there Are there any members from Perth who would like to link up as away of sharing / supporting each other...
Comment by Renata Pellino-Porter on October 4, 2009 at 1:19pm
Hello from Auckland New Zealand. We are new to the country so I am hoping I can meet people from the area.

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