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Type 1 diabetes

Diabetes Australia - Queensland offer a number of programs and services tailored to meet the specific needs of people with type 1 diabetes and their families. The programs are offered with support and funding from the NDSS. For more information on any of the services below, please click on the headings.

 

Kids Camps

We provide grants of up to $5000 for Kids Camps to Queensland organizations to grow Queensland's capacity to manage and care for young people with type 1 diabetes.  The aim is to increase affordability and access to health care professionals, and services for young people with type 1 diabetes as an integral component of self-management.

 

Diabetes Basics

A program designed to educate school staff with an understanding of type 1 diabetes to ensure the best possible care. This program ensures staff know how to check blood glucose levels, inject insulin, and what to do in case of an emergency.  

 

Stepping Forward

A one day combined education event for people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and their families.  The program covers a wide range of topics, including a forum for parents who have a child with type 1 diabetes.

 

Kellion Awards

Recognising and honoring people who have lived with diabetes for 50, 60 or 70 years or more.  A more recent addition to the Kellion Victory Medal Scheme is the Kellion Carer's Award, which recognises years of love, dedication and support by a carer. Having diabetes affects and involves the whole family, and a carer plays a major role in assisting those with diabetes to live a more satisfying life.