Home | Managing diabetes > Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People > Diabetes and me Managing diabetes Managing diabetes About the NDSS Type 1 Diabetes Expand Menu Services and Programs Expand Menu One on One - Parent information events Children with diabetes and school Junior and senior kids camps Young people Diabetes Queensland membership Kellion Awards Newly Diagnosed Healthy Living Expand Menu Healthy eating and your diabetes Keeping Active Diabetes Health Team Blood Glucose Monitoring Insulin Pumps Coping with Diabetes Expand Menu When you are unwell Hypoglycaemia (hypo) and Hyperglycaemia Going to Hospital Complications Diabetes and depression Travel and Driving In the Workplace Insulin Pregnancy Children and Adolescents Older people Type 2 Diabetes Expand Menu Services and Programs Expand Menu EXPOsing diabetes Fresh Start kit Virtual Supermarket Tour Diabetes Queensland membership Got Suga Newly Diagnosed Healthy Living Expand Menu Eating Well Keeping Active Diabetes Health Team Blood Glucose Monitoring Coping with Diabetes Expand Menu When you are unwell Hypoglycaemia (hypo) and Hyperglycaemia Going to Hospital Complications Diabetes and depression Travel and Driving In the Workplace Medication and Insulin Pregnancy Older people Gestational Diabetes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People Diabetes and me Community Engagement National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) Expand Menu Diabetes and me Community Engagement National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) Smarts Programs DESMOND Advice and Support Expand Menu Support in Schools Know Your Rights Online Resources Fact Sheets Diabetes in emergencies Multilingual Resources Diabetes and me Play video Jeanie and Tom both have type 2 diabetes. This story is about what having diabetes means to them. What does having diabetes mean to YOU? Diabetes affects everyone differently. Have you been diagnosed with diabetes? How has it impacted on your life? We would love for you to share your thoughts by completing our short survey. It is anonymous and as simple as clicking on the statements below. Your responses will help us understand your concerns and know what is important to you. Diabetes and me Click on the statements you agree with most. I identify with being an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person I am: FemaleMale I am: Under 40 years old40 years old or older I have: Type 1 diabetesType 2 diabetes Diabetes makes me feel... Click on all the statements you agree with most. I don't think about having diabetes much, I just get on with life and love for the momentI don't care, I don't want to know about itI don't really understand how I got diabetes or exactly what it does to my bodyI don't know what to think about having diabetes or why it was me who got it Diabetes, food and physical activity... Click on all the statements you agree with most. I think my food and lifestyle contributed to my diabetesI feel sick when my blood glucose (sugar) levels go upIt's hard to know what to eat with my diabetesI'm not sure what type of physical activity could help my diabetes Diabetes, family, and friends... Click on all the statements you agree with most. I tell my worries to my family and close friends and they help meI feel ashamed about having diabetesDiabetes has nothing to do with who I am as a personI have family members or friends who have diabetes and we talk about it Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander online peer support program Do you need support? The online peer support program is here to help. Gestational diabetes (GDM) Gestational diabetes affects some women during pregnancy, however there can be long-term implications, including greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes in later life. BIMA 98.8fm audio Diabetes Queensland with Brisbane Indigenous Media Association are delivering a series of radio skits and audio messages aimed at raising awareness and increasing knowledge of diabetes amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in Queensland.