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Diabetes SA Healthe-News – August 2015 – Social Media

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August 2015


Welcome to the August 2015 edition of the Diabetes SA Healthe-News, covering the latest news and upcoming events.

Be sure to have a look at our Facebook, Twitter and Google+ profiles as these are being updated daily with fresh content, waiting for your feedback.

We hope you enjoy the latest news and updates in the August 2015 edition of Healthe-News.

NDSS Live Well Series Type 1 Diabetes – Bolus Calculators

bolus-calculationHow to use bolus calculators?

Diabetes SA invites people with type 1 diabetes to attend an information session on bolus calculators conducted by CDE Michael Porter who will outline the benefits to people including:

  • Enhanced blood glucose level targets.
  • Reduced frequency of hypoglycaemic events.
  • Lowering of HbA1c levels.

This session is suitable for anyone wanting a better understanding of:

  • manual meal time bolus calculation,
  • flexible dosing for effective diabetes management.

Representatives from Abbott and Roche will be in attendance for people to ask questions and demonstrate the products following the discussion.

Event details:

  • Date: Wednesday 30 September 2015
  • Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
  • Venue: Diabetes SA, 159 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton
  • Cost: This education session is FREE to NDSS registrants
  • Click here for more information and online booking

Preventing diabetes

preventing-diabetesUnderstand your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. People with pre diabetes have a 1 in 3 chance of developing type 2 diabetes within 5-10 years, but this may be prevented or delayed with healthy eating and by increased physical activity. Join our diabetes educator to learn how you can manage pre-diabetes. 

Event details:

  • Date: Tuesday 20 Ocboter 2015
  • Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm
  • Venue: Diabetes SA, 159 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton
  • Cost: This education session is FREE to the public
  • Click here for more information and online booking

Learn about diabetes and diabetes management

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There are currently 5 different learning programs on our Online Learning Platform,story covering different aspects of diabetes management:

Please spare a few minutes and have a look – there is a lot of useful information.

Latest news in diabetes and health

lamingtonTransparency around recipes

Are recipes that advise they are sugar free, gluten free, and dairy free being transparent in how their replacements contribute to added sugars in the daily diet?

Alan Barclay from the GI Institute discusses.

Click here to find out more.


What does 5% and 10% of added sugars look like in a healthy diet?

In its latest guidelines, the World Health Organization recommends that adults and children reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less than 10% of their total energy intake.

What does 5% and 10% of added sugars look like in a healthy diet?

Click here to find out more.


The Healthy Eating Quiz

The Healthy Eating Quiz is a general guide, designed to help you rate how healthy your eating habits are.

It will help to identify areas in which you are already eating a wide variety of foods and areas where you may be able to improve. 

Click here to find out more.

Research opportunity

Flinders University – Research opportunity

Are you over 65 years of age and have diabetes? Olivia Farrer, of Flinders University, is a research dietitian looking to recruit people to participate in small discussions or focus groups discussing your thoughts and preferences on what an ideal aged care service might look like for people with diabetes – should you or a loved one ever need to access them.

Click here to find out more.

Diabetes SA articles

Membership news

diabetes-sa-hilton-shopEducation sessions

Dear members, when was the last time you attended an education session or event at Diabetes SA? As part of your membership, sessions are provided FREE for Diabetes SA members unless stated otherwise. Our Health Care Team is available to help you manage living with diabetes. Whether you are newly diagnosed or have been living with diabetes for a number of years, our comprehensive range of services are designed to provide the information you will need to live well with diabetes.

Our team includes:

  • Credentialled Diabetes Educators
  • Accredited Practising Dietitians
  • Registered Nurses

Click here to see the calendar of upcoming events and education sessions, we look forward to seeing you. Bookings are essential as places can be limited, don't miss out.

Family membership

Do you have membership with Diabetes SA and now a family member who resides at the same address has pre diabetes or diabetes? If so why not combine your membership to save money and join/renew as a family for all the necessary Information, Support, Education and Products.

Visit our friendly retail staff at Hilton or contact our call centre for more information on 1300 136 588.

Paying your membership is Easy!

We have made paying your membership easy and stress free, the following payment options are available when you receive your renewal notification:

  • BPay – Use the Biller Code and Reference number supplied on your renewal notification.
  • Online – Click here to renew online.
  • Phone – 1300 136 588.
  • In Person – 159 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton.
  • Post – GPO Box 1930, Adelaide, SA 5001.
  • Direct Debit – Is available for automatic deduction of membership fees. Please contact 1300 136 588 for a Direct Debit Authority Form to be mailed to you.

Winner – Donate to win an iPad promotion

CC-iPad-winA big thank you to all donors who gave generously during our recent promotion to win an iPad when you donated at our Attended Donation Centre at Salisbury North. The draw took place on Tuesday 30 June at Diabetes SA at 3.20pm and the lucky winner is from Craigmore, SA. Congratulations!

We appreciate your support but would also encourage you to let others know about the option to donate pre-loved goods at our Attended Donation Centre at Salisbury North. Take your donation the extra mile, purchase donate direct and make it more worthwhile.

The Attended Donation Centre is located at 10 Playford Crescent Salisbury North (just off Commercial Road) and is open 10am-3pm Monday to Saturday.

Click here to see what type of items we accept.

Members enjoy up to 35% off Humphrey Law socks

From heavy duty socks to keep your feet comfortable to fine merino blend socks for cold, sensitive feet – members enjoy up to 35% off Humphrey Law socks until 1 November.

Choose from women's socks, regular men's socks, large men's socks, special bed socks and thermal socks. Order over the phone, online or in person at Hilton – we would love to see you soon. Free Postage for members, call today!


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+

2015 National Diabetes Week overview

National Diabetes Week (12 – 18 July) aims to raise awareness of diabetes. This year's focus was on increasing the awareness and greater understanding of diabetes and its different types; and on understanding diabetes complications.

Diabetes SA distributed well over 20,000 resources in total to health professionals leading up to the week to raise awareness about diabetes, and in fact had to undertake another print run of our highly successful brochure 'Diabetes Know Your Type'. The brochures are still available for health professionals to order. 

A media release was distributed throughout the MediaNet network, addressing the importance of greater public understanding of the different types of diabetes, as 97% of people believe the majority of public still need to be educated and informed.

Diabetes SA provided several radio interviews, including ABC 891 Adelaide, ABC North & West, and Flow FM Radio.

Leading up to National Diabetes Week, Diabetes SA appeared on Our Time TV Show on Channel 44 Adelaide (and the segment was aired across Australia several times that week).

An activity for children with diabetes was conducted at Sprout Cooking School. This event was enjoyed by all, children learnt some essential cooking skills and created two wonderful dishes.


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