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Diabetes video resources for people living with all types of diabetes

To ensure that you have access to information to help you manage your diabetes and live well, our videos cover a range of topics, including exercise, healthy eating, medications, technology and more.

We hope the information will help make it easier for you to manage your diabetes each day and have conversations with your doctor and healthcare team at future appointments.

New videos will be added regularly so make sure you come back to this page to stay up to date with the latest information.

If you have any questions after watching a video, or would like to talk to one of our expert health professionals about your diabetes management, please call our contact centre on 1800 177 055.

We are here to help you.

Alcohol and type 1 diabetes: what you need to know

Is it safe for people living with type 1 diabetes to consume alcohol? This webinar looks at the effects of alcohol on insulin and how to avoid potential complications with your diabetes.

Feltman® / Feltmum® is a diabetes education tool developed by the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health organisation (VACCHO) and Diabetes Victoria.

Feltman® and Feltmum® are registered trademarks of the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation and Diabetes Victoria.

Get to know your medications

This webinar examines the impact diabetes has on the body and how various medications work. You’ll also learn about potential side effects and how to make sure your doses are correct.

Feltman® / Feltmum® is a diabetes education tool developed by the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health organisation (VACCHO) and Diabetes Victoria.

Feltman® and Feltmum® are registered trademarks of the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation and Diabetes Victoria.

Find out more about diabetes medications.

Basics of type 2 diabetes and metabolism

This webinar explains the basic physiology of the body both with and without diabetes. It also provides practical management ideas to tackle type 2 diabetes.

Feltman® / Feltmum® is a diabetes education tool developed by the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health organisation (VACCHO) and Diabetes Victoria.

Feltman® and Feltmum® are registered trademarks of the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation and Diabetes Victoria.

The truth about sugar and type 2 diabetes

In a time where information is at our finger tips, it can become challenging to make out fact from fiction when it comes to topics on nutrition and diabetes. This webinar explores the relationship between sugar and type 2 diabetes. Looking at the latest evidence available, it will:

  1. Discuss what sugar is
  2. Show what happens in the body when type 2 diabetes develops
  3. Debunks current popular myths around sugar being the root cause of type 2 diabetes

Diabetes and Eye Disease

The human eye is an extraordinary sensory organ and our vision is one of the most precious gifts we have. Our vision allows us to be aware of our surroundings and 80% of everything we learn is through our sight. The importance of our eyes is often underappreciated until we experience a problem with them. In this webinar we will explore how eyes work, what type of problems we can get, their causes and how to recognize them. We will talk about Diabetic Retinopathy, look at its different stages and the risk factors for developing eye problems. Most importantly, we will talk about things you can do to maintain good eye health and prevent problems.

Read more about diabetes and your eyes.

Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease

Looking after your kidneys is essential, especially when you have diabetes. Having healthy kidneys helps keep your body in good condition and improves your general wellbeing. This webinar explores how kidneys work, how to recognise chronic kidney disease (CKD) and what you can do to reduce the risk of developing CKD.

Getting insulin right from the start

Are you about to start or have recently started insulin? Join our Credentialled Diabetes Educator for this introduction to insulin, where we will briefly cover the “what and why” of insulin, injecting, storage, managing hypoglycaemia and sick days.

Information on types of insulin, storage and pumps.

Looking after your feet

Learn how diabetes can affect your feet. Our Credentialled Diabetes Educator will discuss how problems can occur with your feet and what you can do to prevent them developing.

Find out more about diabetes and your feet.

Reading medication labels and prescriptions

Do you read your medication packaging and prescriptions and know what information you can find? Join one of our Pharmacists to explore what information is available about your medicines and where to find it.

Home exercise made easy

Ready to start a home exercise regime? In this webinar our Accredited Exercise Physiologist will provide an overview of the Australian Physical Activity Guidelines and demonstrate 8 exercises that you can do in the comfort of your own home, with minimal equipment. We recommended you view our Exercising safely at home webinar and ensure you have clearance from your medical practitioner prior to undertaking the exercises demonstrated in this webinar.

Exercising safely at home

Thinking about starting a home exercise routine? Join our Accredited Exercise Physiologist to explore some important considerations for exercising safely at home.

Read more about exercising safely.

Staying well with diabetes

Now more than ever it’s important to focus on staying well and maintaining good health. We look at the measures you can take to help prevent catching a virus. Our Credentialled Diabetes Educator will also discuss sick day plans, managing hypo and hyperglycaemia and general tips to keep you in good health.

We’re here to help and support you. Find out more about staying well with diabetes.

Carbohydrates: What you need to know

Not all carbohydrate-rich foods are created equal. Join our Accredited Practising Dietitian to learn what foods contain carbohydrates and how to identify healthy carbohydrate choices.

The building blocks for healthier meals

If you’re looking for help on how to put together healthy meals, join us to learn about the key building blocks. From carbohydrates to protein, fat to sodium. We’ll help you build your understanding and confidence on how to make healthier meals.

Read more about healthy eating or find a recipe.

How to read a food label

Can I eat that food every day? Is this food a better food choice or a sometimes food choice? How do you tell? From the food label! Join our Accredited Practising Dietitian on a journey to make sense of your food packages.

Read more about food labels.

Blood Glucose Monitoring – Why, When, Where and How

Regularly checking your blood glucose levels can help you manage your diabetes. It helps you to see the effects of food, exercise, medication and illness on your blood glucose levels and allows you to identify any patterns or changes that you should discuss with your doctor or diabetes healthcare team.

Read more about Blood Glucose Monitoring.

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