Diabetes Support Australia

diabetes support australia

What diabetes support can you expect whilst living in Australia?

Australians with diabetes are in a reasonably fortunate position in that the Australian Government invests over 10 million dollars per year for diabetes support Australia.

They offer diabetes support Australia services through a variety of ways including:

  • Provision of the NDSS (National Diabetes Services Scheme). This scheme provides information, support and subsidies for diabetes products needed for the monitoring of blood glucose levels and the administration of insulin.
  • Financial reimbursement to general practitioners for the development of diabetes care plans that will coordinate diabetes care and health care professionals and lead to ongoing support and management for their patients
  • Subsidised health care visits for patients with a ‘Diabetes Care Plan’. This allows for significantly reduced costs on attending visits to podiatrists, dieticians and exercise physiologists for example who will support the person with diabetes.
  • The support of initiative such as ‘Swap it, don’t stop it’ and other community health programs that aims to improve the overall health and wellbeing of all Australians with or without diabetes.

What diabestes support can you arrange for your self in Australia:

  • Gather as much as information about diabetes, including the possible treatment options
  • Consult with your physician regularly
  • Do not hesitate to ask and clarify issues about your conditions to healthcare professionals. This way they can devise a management/treatment plan truly suited to you and your life
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating a healthy diet and exercising daily
  • Keeping track of your blood glucose levels and taking the necessary actions when problems occur
  • Communicate your experiences to people who will understand and can provide support. This boosts your spirit and strengthens you in your battle against the condition. Your ADOS Credentialled Diabetes Educator is the perfect person.
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