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Managing diabetes

Managing diabetes
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

ATSI People Resources

Pictorial Guides

 

These guides provide easy-to-follow advice on how to best manage diabetes through healthy eating, exercise, foot care and increased awareness of diabetes. The guides were developed by Diabetes Victoria and the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled health organisation (VACCHO). We would like to thank the Aboriginal people who appear in these booklets and acknowledge Sharon Thorpe and Jennifer Brown for their help in the production of these booklets. Through funding provided by the National Diabetes Services Scheme, Diabetes Queensland has limited numbers of these guides available for distribution. PDF versions have also been included for you to print.

 

PG Managing My Diabetes  PG Healthy Eating   PG My Feet And Diabetes   Exercise And Diabetes

 

 

Gestational Diabetes Booklets

 

These booklets provide easy-to-follow information on gestational diabetes. Topics covered in the booklets are How Your Body Works; Gestational Diabetes; Eating for Gestational Diabetes; Starting Insulin Injections; and After the Baby is Born. The set of 5 booklets was developed by the Queensland Government as part of the CPIC Innovation Project: Diabetes in Pregnancy. Queensland Health has granted Diabetes Queensland permission to reproduce and distribute this resource. Diabetes Queensland acknowledges the work of Queensland Health staff from the Cairns Diabetes Centre and the Diabetes in Pregnancy Innovation Project team who were involved in the development of the original resource. Through funding provided by the National Diabetes Services Scheme, Diabetes Queensland has limited numbers of these booklets available for distribution. PDF versions have also been included for you to print.

GEST 1  GEST 2  GEST 3  GEST 4 GEST 5

 

 

National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) Posters and Brochures

 

These posters and brochures are ideal for display in health service waiting areas and consulting rooms to raise awareness about the NDSS, particularly for those Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with diabetes but who have not yet registered.

 

NDSS1 NDSS2 NDSS3 NDSS6

NDSS4

 

NDSS5 

 

Online Peer Support Program Postcards

 

The postcard is a handy resource for display in health services and for distribution in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to raise awareness for those living with type 2 diabetes who might want to join the Facebook Peer Support program.

 

OPPP1  OPPP2

 

The Diabetes Story App

 

"The diabetes story" App is the result of a project auspiced by Diabetes Queensland. The project was a collaboration between Diabetes Australia, Diabetes Victoria, the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS), the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO), the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS), Wuchopperen Health Service (Cairns) and Apunipima Cape York Health Council.

 

"The diabetes story" speaks directly to consumers in plain language, using audio-visual aids such as Feltman and Feltmum animations to show them what happens inside their bodies if they have type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes or gestational diabetes. Engaging young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander hosts show consumers how to stay well with diabetes if they have it, and how to prevent themselves from getting it, if they don't. Consumers are encouraged to learn more about what they can do for themselves, so that when they work together with their doctor and health team, they can take charge of their diabetes.

 

APP 

 

The story is available for viewing and/or downloading at the following link. https://diabetesstory.info/