Managing diabetes

Managing diabetes

Services and Programs

We support those with type 1 diabetes from the onset of the condition, and throughout the person's life. It's important that good habits are established as early as possible after diagnosis.


Diabetes education workshops

Our workshops are a range of short group education sessions designed to help you better manage your diabetes. If you'd like to learn practical skills that can help to improve your diabetes management, we've got the workshops for you. Diabetes Queensland is excited to offer a range of...   more 


    DAFNE stands for Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating.   It is an evidence-based structured group education program for adults with type 1 diabetes. The 5-day interactive group program includes topics such as nutrition, carbohydrate counting, insulin dose adjustment, sick days and...

  • One on One - Parent information events

    One on One - Parent information events

      Join other parents and carers of 9 -16 year-olds with type 1 diabetes at Diabetes Queensland's One on One Parent information events.   Meet other people, share experiences and learn strategies to help support your child with diabetes through the teenage years. Children with type 1...

  • Children with diabetes and school

    The Diabetes Basics website is for schools, teachers, parents and kids living with diabetes. Based on the Guidelines for Queensland Schools, the website provides useful information and resources for managing diabetes in the classroom, during sport days and at school camp.    If...

  • Junior and senior kids camps

    Since 2009, Diabetes Queensland has been funding organisations and health services across Queensland to deliver camps for children with diabetes. Diabetes Queensland Camp Grants Program will provide funding to Camp providers who can deliver Junior Camps (children age 11 years and under) and / or a...

  • Young people

    Youth Transition program An initiative supporting young people with type 1 diabetes as they move to adulthood, helping them understand the importance of managing their health to minimise the risk of complications.    The Youth Transition program is designed to provide follow up and...

  • Kellion Awards

    Kellion Awards

    In 1984, Diabetes Queensland responded to a proposal by Dr Alan Stocks to recognise and commemorate Australians who have lived with diabetes for 50, 60 and 70 years or more. The Kellion awards were named after the late Mr Claude Kellion.   Mr Kellion made an outstanding...