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July 2017

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Welcome to the third edition of Healthe-News, covering information about National Diabetes Week, including an invitation to the National Diabetes Week Seminar 'Behind Closed Doors'. 

National Diabetes Week Seminar — BOOK TODAY!

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Each year Diabetes SA holds a Seminar to mark National Diabetes Week and highlight the many different aspects of diabetes management to support people living with diabetes, and their families.

Come along to Diabetes SA's FREE seminar as part of National Diabetes Week, where you will learn all about:

  • Diabetes, Continence and Women's Health with Urogynaecologist, Dr Ian Tucker,
  • Diabetes, Continence and Sexual Health with Urologist, Dr Kim Pese, and
  • Diabetes and Sleep with Sleep Scientist Dr Siobhan Banks.

Event details

  • Where: City Rooms 1 & 2, Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide
  • When: Saturday 8 July 2017
  • Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm (arrive by 9.15am for a 9.30am start)
  • Cost: Free to all NDSS Registrants and their families. Tea, coffee and morning tea provided.

Click here to find out more.

National Diabetes Week 2017

NDW2017-packNational Diabetes Week (9 – 15 July) aims to raise the awareness of diabetes in the community. Diabetes is Australia's fastest growing chronic condition and there are more than 103,000 South Australians diagnosed with diabetes.

Importance of the annual cycle of care for optimal diabetes management

As part of National Diabetes Week 2017, Diabetes SA will be focusing on increasing the awareness of the importance of the annual cycle of care for optimal diabetes management.

The National Diabetes Week Resource Pack this year will include an A4 and A3 promotional poster, 'AusDrisk Tool,' 'Goals of Management' flyer and NDSS factsheets on 'Diabetes-Related Complications' and 'Diabetes Distress'.

Click here to find out more.

Exciting new health education program launches in July

DESMONDDESMOND and SMART programs

July sees a refresh of our education program for people living with diabetes, with some exciting changes ahead.

These include the DESMOND (Diabetes Education and Self-Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed) program to support people living with type 2 diabetes, and the SMART programs, which feature a range of short group education sessions.

Click here to find out more.

Expert Speaker Series

expert2017FREE for Diabetes SA members

As a Diabetes SA member you are invited to attend the Expert Speaker Series, with expert speakers presenting various education sessions in their particular field of interest:

Session details:

Looking after your feet

Caring-for-Your-FeetDiabetes can increase the risk of developing problems with your feet. You can reduce this risk if you have regular foot checks with a health professional and take good care of your feet.

Click here to find out more.

Tips for healthy feet

  • Wear clean dry socks daily.
  • Look for socks that have been developed and recommended for people with diabetes.
  • Stay away from bulky thick socks or those that have tight elastic bands.

Click here to see our range of Humphrey Law Health Socks (members save up to 32% off)

Diabetes SA Podiatry Clinic

The clinic is conducted by the University of SA Podiatry Faculty. An initial assessment and education about foot care is provided. If further treatment is required, a referral to an appropriate service provider is recommended.

Click here to see available dates for Podiatry Clinic (FREE to Diabetes SA members).

Latest news in health and diabetes

myths-factsFour myths about diabetes debunked

Despite the high prevalence of diabetes, it is still a complex and often misunderstood condition. Read more for four myths about diabetes that are debunked.

Click here to find out more.

Neuropathy: What is it & can it be cured?

Neuropathy is a common and often misunderstood diabetes-related complication. It's important to be aware of all of the potential causes of neuropathy symptoms, of which diabetes is just one, and the possible treatments.

Click here to find out more.

A little chocolate is actually good for us

It is the world's guiltiest pleasure — has been given a big boost, with evidence that it can steady an irregular heartbeat.

Click here to find out more.

Interval weight training could prevent type 2 diabetes complications

The risk of complications from type 2 diabetes might be reduced by taking part in just one interval training session with weights, according to research.

Click here to find out more. 

Diabetes SA articles



Clothing Collection — A final farewell

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As Diabetes SA brings our Clothing Collection business to a close we take the time to reflect on the value the service has brought to the community, the awareness of diabetes and our role in helping people and most importantly the level of support the organisation has received over the last seven years.

Without the support of households in both metropolitan Adelaide and in country/regional areas the journey of over seven years would never have been realised and we thank you.

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Membership news — BPay helping today and tomorrow...

bpayDid you know that when you renew your membership using BPay you actually help to reduce mailing costs to the association which enables us to make your membership go that little bit further.

We also ask you to kindly consider a top up of your membership as a donation included in your BPay payment, this will help us make a difference for the future.

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vip-tickets2Upcoming lottery

Stand by for the next exciting Diabetes SA lottery with details to be announced shortly.

Increase your chances of winning by entering our VIP list

  • To avoid disappointment don't forget to register as a VIP for our next lottery commencing in August 2017.
  • Would you like to receive a number of books and get your workplace, sports or community club involved? Call 8354 5812 or email fundraising@diabetessa.com.au

Click here to find out about the winning tickets of the 2017 Winners are Grinners Lottery.

Retail specials

Members save 32% off on Humphrey Law Health Socks

Keep your feet happy and healthy, take advantage of this member-only offer. Humphrey Law Health Socks have no tight elastic and are suitable even for broad feet.

Click here to shop online our Humphrey Law Sock range for people with diabetes. Offer available to Diabetes SA members, until 31 October 2017 unless sold out earlier.

New sizes - extra large and wide fit

Rib construction provides excellent stretch plus ability to spring back to un-stretched size without applying pressure to your legs and feet.

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