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Information Resources

We have a large range of resources designed to inform and educate people about diabetes. Limited quantities of a number of our resources are available at no cost or can be downloaded and printed as required.

If you are a health professional and would like to use any of these resources in order to raise awareness and understanding of diabetes, please complete and submit the form below:

To order NDSS Resources click here. 

Diabetes SA

Diabetes SA, We're here to help booklet

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This resource contains a snapshot about Diabetes SA, member types and the benefits only available with membership to the Association.

Diabetes SA has a membership option to suit different circumstances, including a discounted membership for people holding a recognised concession card.

An Application form is part of this resource and comes in a handy upright DL size for easy display.

Download: We're here to help

Managing diabetes

Goals of management

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Goals of management is a guide to assist you in managing your diabetes.

It is important when you have your health checks you have an understanding of what the numbers signify and how it relates to your diabetes management.

This booklet is intended to be used with the help of a relevant health professional.

Download: Goals of management

Diabetes and medications

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Management of diabetes usually involves a combination of healthy eating, regular exercise and medication.

This booklet provides information about different classes of medication for diabetes, how they work and what the potential side effects are.

Download: Diabetes and Medications

Emergency poster

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This poster outlines hypoglycaemia symptoms and management. It may be used as an educational tool for people with diabetes and their families or an awareness tool to help inform community members.

Suitable for display in a range of settings including the workplace, hospitals, exercise centres, community health centres or clinics. 

Download: Emergency poster

Diabetes in the workplace

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The workplace information pack provides information to ensure a safe and supportive working environment for people with diabetes.

Download: Diabetes in the workplace, a guide for people with diabetes
Download: Diabetes in the workplace, an employers guide

Workplace Information Pack (maximum 5 packs per health professional)

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  1. A3 Diabetes emergency information poster (x1)
  2. Diabetes information flipchart (x1)
  3. A5 booklet 'Diabetes in the workplace: A guide for people with diabetes' (x1)
  4. A5 booklet 'Diabetes in the workplace: An employers guide' (x1)
  5. Hypo kit sticker (x1)

Diabetes and emotional well-being

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Emotional well-being is an essential part of living a healthy life and managing diatebes.

The everyday demands of managing diabetes can impact on a person-s emotional well-being, which may lead to diabetes related distress, diabetes burnout or depression.

Download: Diabetes and emotional well-being

AusDrisk tool

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This tool assists to determine an individuals risk of developing type 2 diabetes. It also provides information regarding type 2 diabetes – what it is, how it is diagnosed and where to obtain advice and further information.

Download: AusDrisk tool

Diabetes: Know Your Type

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This brochure aims to increase the awareness and greater understanding of diabetes and its different types.

It also includes information about 3 biggest myths about diabetes.

Download: Diabetes: Know Your Type

Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

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Cardiovascular disease is closely linked with diabetes.

This brochure provides information about how a healthy lifestyle can help manage or reduce the risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

Download: Diabetes and Cardiovascular disease

Diabetes: Fitting in with your life

Youth and Transitions Guide

A guide about all things diabetes for young adults living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes and their family and friends, aiming to help young people and their families with transitioning from youth to adulthood.

Topics covered in the resource include: back to basics of diabetes, food glorious food, moving out of home, diabetes in the workplace, partying, staying well with diabetes, and preventing complications. This resource was developed with a number of young adults providing their input and stories.

Download: Diabetes: Fitting in with your life

Healthy eating, GI and food

Carbohydrate serves

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Some people with diabetes will count carbohydrates in serves (also known as exchanges). This skill can help to achieve a consistent intake of carbohydrate across the day, control portion sizes or match insulin to food intake.

The amount of carbohydrate required during the day depends on a person's weight, age, sex and activity level.

Diabetes SA have developed resources that may be useful to help you count carbohydrates.

Download: Carbohydrate serves
Download: Carbohydrates serves - A pictorial guide

Perfect lunchbox formula

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Including a nutritionally balanced lunch can help to give you the energy to get through the day.

How do you make a nutritionally balanced lunch? Diabetes SA has created a simple guide on how this can be done.

Download: Perfect lunchbox formula

Salad and sandwich builder

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Salads make a wonderful lunch, side dish or dinner option, and this flyer will inspire you to make tasty and healthy salads at home.

If you are looking for some useful ideas for how to create quick, fresh and tasty sandwiches from a scratch, simply download this resource.

Download: Salad and sandwich builder

How can you be more health smart?

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This resource contains simple tips and ideas to help you be more health smart and reduce your added sugar intake.

Also provided is information about how much sugar is in some foods and drinks.

Download: How can you be more health smart?

Blood glucose management and monitoring

dsa-sharps-backup-plansThe following flyers cover information for clients using a reusable insulin pen device or insuling pump, and for clients using sharps.

Download: Safe sharps disposal
Download: What's your insulin pen back up plan
Download: What's your insulin pump back up plan

Gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes - Eating well for you and your baby

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This booklet aims to provide you with information about healthy eating and the dietary management of gestational diabetes, and why carboydrate foods count.

It includes samples of pictorial meals plans and resources to assist carbohydrate counting.

Download: Gestational diabetes - Eating well for you and your baby

Pictorial guides

These resources have been developed to support people in their diabetes management.

Managing my diabetes

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This booklet provides information on how to stay well with diabetes and includes steps to improve diabetes management.

It is intended to be used with the help of health professionals.

Download: Managing my diabetes

Healthy eating

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This booklet explains healthy eating and food choices.

It is suitable for all people with diabetes and those wanting to lose weight.

It is intended to be used with advice from a dietitian.

Download: Healthy eating

Exercise and diabetes

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This booklet explains how exercise and being physically active can help you manage diabetes.

It provides tips on what exercise you can do and how to exercise safely. 

It is intended to be used with the help of a relevant health professional.

Download: Exercise and diabetes

My feet and diabetes

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Looking after your feet is very important for people with diabetes. This booklet shows five steps for healthy feet.

It is intended to be used with advice from your doctor, diabetes educator or podiatrist. 

Download: My feet and diabetes

Aboriginal and Torres Islander People

These resources have been developed to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in their diabetes management.

Managing my diabetes

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This booklet provides information on how to stay well with diabetes and includes steps to improve diabetes management.

It is intended to be used with the help of health professionals.

Download: Managing my diabetes

Healthy eating

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This booklet explains healthy eating and food choices. It is suitable for all adults and teenagers, including people with diabetes and those wanting to lose weight.

It is intended to be used with advice from a dietitian.

Download: Healthy eating

Exercise and diabetes

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This booklet explains how exercise and being physically active can help you to manage type 2 diabetes.

It is intended to be used with the help of an Aboriginal health worker or relevant health professional.

Download: Exercise and diabetes

My feet and diabetes

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Looking after your feet is very important for people with diabetes. This booklet shows five steps for healthy feet.

It is intended to be used with advice from your doctor, diabetes educator or podiatrist. 

Download: My feet and diabetes

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