Newly diagnosed? DESMOND can help Register your interest today Questions about BGLs? Read our guide on what's 'right' Are you at risk of developing type 2 diabetes? Check your risk World Diabetes Day 2017 Donate Shop online Our recipes NDSS info Find support What's on Donate Shop online Our recipes NDSS info Find support What's on We are a charity and membership organisation providing education, advice, ongoing support and advocacy to Queenslanders living with diabetes, and those at risk. Become a member today We are proud to be your Diabetes Queensland health team and we are passionate about making your life a little easier. Your membership makes this possible. Join today Live well with diabetes Stay on top of your diabetes with the help of Diabetes Queensland and your healthcare team. Understanding diabetes and the treatment available is the first step. Find out more Get involved Your support helps people with diabetes, please donate to make a difference. Feel like a challenge? Join us on a walk, run, cycle or create your own fundraising event. Thanks for your support. Fundraise or donate Education and information For schools and parents Information for Queensland schools, teachers and parents of students living with diabetes. Staying well with diabetes Whether you are living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, EXPOsing diabetes aims to inform, empower, support. Assess your risk Take the online test to find out your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Healthy Shopping Our Healthy Food Shopping website for reading food labels and choosing the right foods. Lastest recipes We have a range of healthy recipes that have been selected based on nutrient criteria and suitability for people with diabetes. What's on See what else is on 20 Nov 20/Nov/2017 - DESMOND - Gold Coast (full) Registration for this course is now closed Diabetes Education and Self-Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed (DESMOND) is an education... 23 Nov 23/Nov/2017 - Empowering Schools to Support Children with Diabetes - North Lakes This seminar offers key staff in school settings the opportunity to expand their knowledge and become more confident in supporting and... 23 Nov 23/Nov/2017 - ShopSmart Chermside (full) Registration for this course is now closed. Do you know what is really going into your trolley? This two hour virtual... 28 Nov 28/Nov/2017 - CarbSmart Townsville (full) Registration for this course is now closed. Confused about carbs? This session will make you an expert on the myths and facts... 28 Nov 28/Nov/2017 - MedSmart Townsville (full) Registration for this course is now closed. This workshop helps you understand what your medications are, what they do and how to address... Latest news See all articles Diabetes is a serious issue for women The official figures are estimated at 415 million adults currently living with diabetes and these estimates are projected to increase to 642 million by 2040. Approximately 199 million women live with diabetes which is projected to rise to 313 million by 2040.1 I fear this may just be the tip of the iceberg. Read more Can Type 2 diabetes go away? The routine treatments provided through our health system address the symptoms of type 2 diabetes, but in some cases the condition can be beaten into remission. In these cases, success means losing weight, and keeping it off. Type 2 diabetes is a progressive condition that can lead to heart disease, nerve damage, kidney disease and blindness. Read more Your loved ones may need My health for life My health for life, a program for Queenslanders who want to change their behaviour to avoid chronic conditions such as diabetes, is currently being rolled out across the state. The program ... Read more More Queenslanders under 40 being diagnosed with Type II diabetes This article from the Courier Mail today. The number of younger Queenslanders being diagnosed with Type II diabetes is growing. National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDDS) data, obtained by Diabetes Queensland, has identified an increasing number of 20 to 30 year olds being diagnosed. Read more The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) is an initiative of the Australian Government administered with the assistance of Diabetes Australia. The NDSS agent in Queensland is Diabetes Queensland.