For expert advice,information and support Become a member today Diabetes events and programs Find a session near you Walk for diabetes Experience the Great Ocean Road Find out more 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 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. Join us on a walk, run, cycle or create your own fundraising event. Or donate today to make a difference. Thanks for your support. Fundraise or donate Education and information DESMOND for type 2 diabetes This one day course will help you understand and manage the changes type 2 diabetes can bring to your life. Diabetes education workshops Practical workshops for people living with all types of diabetes. Find a topic for you. For kids living with diabetes Information for parents, Queensland schools and teachers of students living with diabetes. Check your risk of type 2 diabetes Take the online test to find out your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Lastest recipes We have a range of healthy recipes that have been selected based on nutrient criteria and suitability for people with diabetes. Healthy Shopping Our Healthy Food Shopping website for reading food labels and choosing the right foods. What's on See what else is on 18 Feb 18/Feb/2019 - DESMOND - Robina Diabetes Education and Self-Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed (DESMOND) is an education program designed to support people living with type... 18 Feb 18/Feb/2019 - CarbSmart - Nerang Confused about carbs? This session will make you an expert on the myths and facts of carbohydrates. Learn about the... 18 Feb 18/Feb/2019 - MeterSmart - Nerang Do you find checking your blood glucose painful? Or suspect you are not getting accurate results? This practical skills... 20 Feb 20/Feb/2019 - DESMOND - Innisfail Diabetes Education and Self-Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed (DESMOND) is an education program designed to support people living with type... 23 Feb 23/Feb/2019 - Live your life EXPO - Logan The Live Your Life EXPO is your opportunity to get the latest information from the experts in the diabetes space. If you have been living with type... Latest news See all articles Diabetes causes most preventable hospitalisations in Queensland Diabetes is the largest single cause of potentially preventable hospitalisations (PPHs) in Queensland, according to the state's Chief Health Officer's latest report. There are now more than 10,000 hospitalisations in a year ... Read more New school year stressful for parents of type 1 kids Diabetes Australia has acknowledged that parents and carers of 11,000 Australian children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes are likely to face more challenges than most as they begin the new school year. "There ... Read more It’s time for blood glucose meter maintenance Ensuring your blood glucose (BG) meter is reporting your blood glucose level (BGL) accurately is an important part of helping to manage your diabetes effectively. If you are unsure whether your BG meter is working properly, consider these simple maintenance tips. Always wash your hands and dry them thoroughly before checking your BGL. Residue on your hands such as honey can affect ... Read more The National Diabetes Services Scheme is an initiative of the Australian Government, administered with the assistance of Diabetes Australia. Your NDSS agent in Queensland is Diabetes Queensland.