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Diabetes SA Healthe-News – December 2015 – Social Media

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December 2015

Welcome to the final edition of the Diabetes SA Healthe-News for 2015. Before you immerse yourself in Christmas festivities, we encourage you to have a look at the upcoming education sessions for 2016, including our Annual Food & Health Seminar.

This Christmas, we would like to invite you to support our Christmas Appeal and help us continue our work and support people living with diabetes. All donations of $60 or more will receive a Celebrations Cookbook

Thank you for being a valuable member of our community, we hope our articles and news have helped you make informed decisions about your diabetes management. Click here to see our trading hours over the festive season.

Food and Health Seminar 2016 – Fats and Fads

fats-fadsBook soon to avoid disappointment!

The 2016 Food and Health Seminar will focus on 'fats and fads' with expert speakers discussing the importance of healthy fats in our diet and latest diet fads. There will also be a practical cooking demonstration.

Event details

  • Date: Saturday 20 February 2016
  • Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm, arrive by 9.15am for a 9.30am start
  • Venue: Panorama Rooms 1, 2, & 3 Adelaide Convention Centre
  • Cost: This seminar is FREE to NDSS Registrants and their families
  • Suitable for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • Bookings: call 1300 136 588, email
  • Click here for more information and online bookings

Download the flyer to find out more.

Education sessions 2016

Upcoming diabetes education sessions – January/February 2016

Now is the time to start thinking about improving your knowledge and skills on various diabetes topics which can assist you with your self-management of your diabetes. Whether you have been recently diagnosed or have had diabetes for a while, we're here to help

Living Well with Type 2 Diabetes (3 Week Series)  NDSST2


Especially for those newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and those who require an update on diabetes management. This series of education sessions is FREE to NDSS Registrants, and is facilitated by the Diabetes SA Health Services Team. It involves three education sessions delivered over three weeks. Please make sure you book and attend all three sessions.

Event details

Shop Well Supermarket Tour  Member T1T2 

Come and join our Dietitian for your tour around the supermarket aisles to learn about healthy eating, food products and label reading. This session is FREE to Diabetes SA members.

Event details 

Central Market Tour  Member T1T2

Meet Diabetes SA at the Adelaide Central Market where you will explore the abundant variety of fruit and vegetables that the Adelaide Central Market has to offer, sample fresh produce from the market and be provided with tips on healthy and cheap meals and snacks. This session is FREE to Diabetes SA members.

Event details

Bookings to all education sessions are essential, to book:

Other sessions include: Basic Carbohydrate Counting for Diabetes Management, Preventing Diabetes, Medications and Diabetes, Looking at Food Labels, and more! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates about upcoming events.

Information resources

Diabetes and medications - NEW UPDATED VERSION


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.

Click here to find out more.

Perfect lunchbox formula


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.

Click here to find out more.

Salad and sandwich builder


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 scratch, simply download this resource.

Click here to find out more.

How can you be more health smart?


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.

Click here to find out more.

Are you a woman with diabetes planning a pregnancy now or in the future?


The NDSS Diabetes in Pregnancy National Development Program has developed resources to help provide information for women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes who are planning a pregnancy now or in the future, including:

  • Pregnancy and Diabetes website, dedicated to pregnancy and diabetes information.
  • Having a healthy baby booklets providing comprehensive information on planning and managing pregnancy. Separate booklets are available for women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

For a free copy of the NDSS Having a healthy baby booklet call the NDSS Infoline on 1300 136 588 or click here to download it from the Diabetes SA website.

Latest news in diabetes and health

Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2016–2020

department-of-healthThe Australian Government has developed a new National Diabetes Strategy, to update and prioritise the national response to diabetes across all levels of government.

The Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2016–2020 (the Strategy) is a high-level document that contains a number of goals and potential areas for action that provide a range of ideas for implementation to achieve each goal.

Click here to find out more.


Put some eggs on your plate!

Start your day with a healthy breakfast; there are some great reasons for including eggs in your morning breakfast ritual.

Did you know eggs are one of the highest protein breakfast menu and eating eggs supports weight control?

Dietitian Susie Burrell says that she is 'hard pressed to find a better breakfast option nutritionally than the egg'.

Click here to find out more.


Latest findings on processed meat

The World Health Organisation's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has released findings after reviewing hundreds of studies.

It has been found consumption of processed meat is carcinogenic to humans, based on evidence in human studies that has found processed meat causes bowel cancer.

Click here to find out more.


What makes us feel full?

Do you want to know which foods can leave you feeling fuller for longer?

Tim Crowe provides his point of view on a recent study where researchers were looking for ways to categorise food based on how it can make a person feel full to help curb overeating.

Click here to find out more.


Wanting support with depression and/or anxiety?

Beyond Blue provides information on depression and anxiety, free of charge, to the Australian community.

Beyond Blue have an extensive catalogue of resources for people who experience depression and anxiety, their partners, family and friends, and for health professionals who work in mental health.

Click here to find out more.

Diabetes SA articles

2015 Christmas Appeal

Making a positive difference to the lives of people affected by diabetes. 

2015-Christmas-Appeal-cookbookDiabetes SA has been delivering services and support to people living with diabetes since 1953. Whether it is for a young child newly diagnosed with diabetes, a mother to be, or an adult, we aim to make a positive impact. We're here to help.

This Christmas we are seeking your generous support and invite you to make a gift to the Diabetes SA 2015 Christmas Appeal.

All donations of $60 or more will receive a Celebrations Cookbook. 

Read More


Accu Chek Meter promo


Is it time to renew your membership and you're in need of a new meter? Are you joining for the first time? Buy a 1 year membership along with an Accu Chek Meter and get your second year membership for FREE, offer valid until 28 February 2016, available in our retail store.

Pay your membership with BPay

Help Diabetes SA reduce return mail costs by paying for your membership with BPay. It's very easy, when your renewal arrives in the mail, you will notice that we have invoiced you based on your last payment amount. If you wish to pay this amount by BPay simply jump online, mobile or phone banking, use your reference number and biller code provided to complete your payment, and you're done.

Have you got private health insurance? 

The majority of large health funds may reimburse you full or part cost of membership to Diabetes SA and full or part cost of blood glucose meters and blood pressure monitors. Contact your health fund to determine your level of cover and what benefit may be available to you. Diabetes SA will provide you with a tax invoice to give to your health fund for reimbursement.

Attended Donation Centre in Salisbury North

Celebrating first year of business operation

cc-salisbury-northWhat a milestone year it is has been with the opening of our warehouse and donation point at Salisbury North on 3 November 2014.

Twelve months later we have seen over 5000 donations received at the site and we are hoping for much more in the future.

Read More

Retail update

Super summer savings on sharps containers

SA's best prices! Stock up now, members save up to 50% – click here to find out more.


Christmas gift ideas (members save 25%)

When you think of Diabetes SA, you don't necessarily think of Christmas gifts. Visit our retail store and our friendly assistants will help you select various products and arrange them in a gift basket as a personalised present (subject to availability).

Looking for more gift ideas? Diabetes SA has a great range of recipe books, diabetes management books, socks & specialised foot wear, and body & foot care products. Click here to see our Christmas trading hours.


Social media snapshot

Don't forget to join the conversation – be the first to read the latest news and view recent photos. Find Diabetes SA on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

World Diabetes Day

The theme for World Diabetes Day 2015 was 'act today to change tomorrow', highlighting the importance of healthy eating as a key factor in managing type 1 and type 2 diabetes to help avoid diabetes-related complications.

Celebrating World Diabetes Day

Diabetes SA joined the WDD campaign by:

A WDD seminar focused on 'Innovations in Type 1 Diabetes Management' was held at the Adelaide Convention Centre; and on Friday 13 November the Health Services Team headed to Rundle Mall to hand out the Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk (AusDrisk) Assessment Tool for people to calculate their own risk.


WDD Heroes

As part of World Diabetes Day 2015 Diabetes SA recognised heroes in the community that help increase the awareness of diabetes. 

Click here to see who has been nominated this year.

Have you been snapped? Check out the following photo galleries:

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