Support Groups

Did you know that there are many, many support groups for people managing diabetes? 

Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia; increasing at a faster rate than other chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer. All types of diabetes are increasing in prevalence:

  • Type 1 diabetes accounts for 10% of all diabetes and is increasing
  • Type 2 diabetes accounts for 85% of all diabetes and is increasing
  • Gestational diabetes in pregnancy is increasing

Sharing experiences is a powerful way of learning how to manage diabetes. Meeting other people with diabetes can help reduce the isolation that people may feel and be a source of support when needed.

Each state has a list of support groups via their Diabetes Organisation websites.Below is the Diabetes Vic list:

https://www.diabetesvic.org.au/support-groups

And below is Diabetes Australia website where you'll be able to find the support groups in your state.

https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/contact-us

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