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Diabetes SA Healthe-News – October 2015 – Social Media

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October 2015


Welcome to the October 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.

World Diabetes Day 2015

Act Today To Change Tomorrow


World Diabetes Day is celebrated every year on November 14. World Diabetes Day aims to engage millions of people worldwide in diabetes awareness.

The theme for World Diabetes Day 2015 'act today to change tomorrow' is all about highlighting the importance of healthy eating as a key factor in the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes.


Meet Diabetes SA at Rundle Mall on Friday 13 November 2015

To help raise the community's awareness of the prevention of type 2 diabetes, this year Diabetes SA's Health Services Team are heading to Rundle Mall to hand out the Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk (AusDrisk) Assessment Tool for people to calculate their own risk.

If you're in the city on this day, please come along and say hello; our Health Services team will be on hand if you have any diabetes-related questions.

Event details

  • Where: Rundle Mall, near Sportsgirl
  • When: Friday 13 November 2015
  • Time: 8.30am – 2.00pm

World Diabetes Day Seminar – Innovations in Diabetes Management

WDD2015This year, Diabetes SA will be celebrating World Diabetes Day with a seminar for people living with type 1 diabetes. The seminar will focus on the 'Innovations in Diabetes Management'.

Innovations in Diabetes Management

This seminar provides a unique opportunity to learn about the latest studies and technological advancements in the field of diabetes. Guest speakers, Endocrinologist Dr Elaine Pretorius and Credentialled Diabetes Educator Marianne Lambert will discuss the latest research and technological improvements and tools for diabetes management.

Insulin pumps, smart meters and continuous BGL monitoring devices

In addition there will be trade displays that provide the opportunity to see what is currently available in Australia for people living with type 1 diabetes including the different insulin pumps, smart meters and continuous blood glucose monitoring devices. 

Event details

  • Where: Adelaide Convention Centre, Riverbank Rooms 7 & 8
  • When: Wednesday 11 November 2015
  • Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm. Light refreshments served from 6.30pm
  • Cost: Free to all NDSS Registrants and their families. Suitable for people with type 1 diabetes
  • Click here for more information and booking

World Diabetes Day Hero 2015

WDD-hero-logoAs part of World Diabetes Day 2015 Diabetes SA aims to recognise heroes in the community that help increase the awareness of diabetes.

Diabetes SA would like your help in highlighting as many World Diabetes Day Heroes as we can! Are you a hero or do you know someone that fits the below criteria?

Who is a World Diabetes Day Hero?

  • A positive role model for others with diabetes;
  • A person who inspires others to live a healthy life with diabetes;
  • A person who is active in promoting the awareness of diabetes;
  • A person who is helping others live a healthy and positive life with diabetes.

A World Diabetes Day Hero does not have to be a person living with diabetes and can be of any age.


  • Are you a positive role model for other people living with diabetes? Do you know someone who is active in promoting the diabetes cause or is inspiring others to live a healthy life with diabetes?

You can nominate yourself or another person by sending Diabetes SA a photo of the Hero and their story via email on healthservices@diabetessa.com.au or you could post the photo and story onto Diabetes SA's Facebook and Twitter pages, making sure you use the hashtags #WDD and #WDDHeroes.

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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

Mind Your Diabetes

This session looks at the signs and symptoms of diabetes burn out, patient depression in diabetes and some strategies to cope with stress and ongoing management of diabetes.

Event details

  • When: Friday 30 October 2015
  • Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm
  • Venue: Diabetes SA, health 159 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton
  • Cost: This session is FREE to NDSS registrants
  • Click here for more information and booking

Latest news in diabetes and health

How skipping breakfast can affect people with type 2 diabetes

breakfastA new study reveals how skipping breakfast affects people with type 2 diabetes.

According to the researchers, pancreatic beta cells which produce insulin lose their 'memory' due to the prolonged period between one evening's dinner and the next day's lunch.

Click here to find out more.

Hidden sources of sugar

eating-mueslibarRead Dr Joanna McMillan's article on the discrepancies found in companies advertising "sugar free" products.

Discussed in the article are some of the hidden sources of sugar that many consumers may not be aware of. Dr McMillan encourages consumers to read the nutrition information right there on the pack and calls for transparency on all products on supermarket shelves.

Click here to find out more.

Fresh or cooked, which is better?

frozen-vegetablesFresh or cooked food, which is the better option?

The answer can be both, read Tim Crowe's article on food preparation and nutrient loss. While it is true that cooking does result in chemical changes in the food and a loss of some nutrients, it is a clear case of be alert, not alarmed.

Click here to find out more.

Tips to manage both overall stress and your diabetes

active-ladyDiana Rodriguez explains the benefits of stress management strategies in assisting to manage diabetes and may help control blood glucose levels. 

Although we can't avoid stress altogether, learning how to manage can help with better control type 2 diabetes.

Click here to find out more.

2015 JDRF One Cure Walk

jdrfThe JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes is the world's largest event dedicated to type 1 diabetes (T1D). The community takes steps together in capital cities as well as many regional centres and small towns, to raise awareness and funds for T1D research. 

Diabetes SA will be joining the JDRF team in the marquee at Wigley Reserve, Glenelg on Sunday, 18 October 2015.

Click here for more information about the event.


Diabetes SA articles

Membership update

FREE Postage and 25% discount on member orders


As a member you receive FREE postage on all Diabetes SA orders delivered straight to your door, whether you live locally or in the country, take full advantage of your 25% member discount today and order your diabetes products to save.

Orders can be made via our online shop or over the phone 1300 136 588 with our friendly and experienced Call Centre Team.

Alternatively visit us at our retail shop based in Hilton, open Monday to Saturday, where you can also access and borrow FREE resources from our library as part of your member benefits.

Click here to find out more.

Click or Call & Collect – Our new member benefit

click-or-call-collectAnd to make purchasing products even easier... Click or Call and Collect is a priority service available only to members of Diabetes SA.

Orders can be placed over the phone or through the Diabetes SA website for collection in store. Your order can be collected 2 hours after being placed with the last order placed for collection by 3pm on business days. No queues, No waiting, No worries!

Click here to find out more.

Is your membership due for renewal?

Buy a 1 year membership and an Accu-Chek Meter and get a second year membership for FREE. Or renew for two years to save $$.

Click here to find out more.

Lottery is now on

live-it-up-2015-enews-luckyThis year, see we have Lucky, shop the Live it Up Lottery dog to help make our summer lottery more successful than ever. Our operators are standing by to take your calls.

Early bird prize reminder – fully sold books by Friday 23 October 2015 go into the Early Bird draw. Lottery closes on Friday 4 December and will be drawn at Diabetes SA on Friday 11 December.

Click here to buy tickets.


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.

If it wasn't for the generous support of people like you we would not be able to continue to provide our much valued services and support such as our Children's and Teen Camps.

The impact to children attending these camps cannot be underestimated, for some children it is a life changing experience. "I am the same as everyone else" was the feedback from one of the children who attended camp recently. It was such a powerful and moving comment and reinforces just how essential Diabetes SA camps are.

Diabetes SA provides hundreds of education sessions annually, in addition to seminars which are held across the state every year. As some of our education attendees summed up... "Knowledge is power" and "Excellent information – I have increased my knowledge regarding looking after myself better and am more aware of diabetes complications now".

For those that cannot attend in person, we are only a phone call away and our dedicated health professionals provide advice and support over the phone.

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

Please help us continue our work and support people living with diabetes.

This Christmas Appeal, all donations of $60 or more will receive a Celebrations Cookbook. 

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Clothing Collection Donate & Educate Programs

Diabetes SA has worked with pre-schools for over twelve months now to generate collections of pre-loved goods from the parents and carers who use the centres. Our organisation has now expanded our programs into the area of lost property which includes a systematic collection from locations such as sporting facilities, recreational/leisure centres, shopping centres, hotels and hospitals.

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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+.

Jarrod Tyerman running the Munich Marathon in honour of a close friend

Munich-for-MattThis is an amazing cause and it is our great privilege to share it with you. In November last year one of Jarrod's closest friends, Matthew Graser passed away due to complications with type 1 diabetes. After discussions with Matthew's parents, Jarrod decided to raise money for diabetes by running the Munich Marathon on 11 October 2015.

Please join us and support Jarrod's fundraising efforts as he decided to run the Munich Marathon to in honour of a close friend. 

Lucky, the Live it Up Lottery dog, is off the leash...

The Live it Up Lottery is now on – follow Lucky's adventure on Facebook and help us reach more people by sharing our updates. Have you bought your tickets yet?


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