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Australia is a nation rich in history. Our original inhabitants – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders – have been living here for at least 40,000 years, with the remainder of Australia’s population descending from migrants from over 200 countries who have settled here since 1778 (‘Life in Australia’. 2007). Australia continues to welcome people from all over the world – making our country an amazing melting pot of culture, language, beliefs and values.
Like the rest of the world Australia’s population is ageing, and therefore the incidence of chronic conditions is on the rise. Combined with this is the fact that people born in certain regions of the globe have an increased risk of developing diabetes, notably those from Northern Africa and the Middle East, Asia, Southern and Eastern Europe and South Pacific Islands. These groups also have an increased rate of hospitalization and mortality as a result of their diabetes (AIHW. Diabetes: Australian Facts 2008).
Diabetes SA has been providing services to people with diabetes since 1953, whilst also promoting awareness and prevention of diabetes to all members of our community. It is envisaged that this section of our website will provide assistance to people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. It may also be helpful for those needing information for family members, friends or health care consumers. It covers a wide range of subject matter dealing not only with diabetes but issues that may impact upon diabetes management, such as depression, smoking and men’s health.
If you require any further assistance or advice regarding any content, please feel free to contact us here at Diabetes SA on 1300 136 588
There are links to various websites, both within Australia and internationally. Whilst Diabetes SA can guarantee the content of information from any of the Diabetes Australia websites, Diabetes SA has no control over the content or continued existence of any external on-line resources linked here. The appearance of a site on this list does not imply any endorsement by Diabetes SA and as such, Diabetes SA does not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy or applicability of these materials to individual circumstances. Please check the suitability of the information/materials to your situation and do not make any changes to your diabetes management without prior discussion with your doctor.
Diabetes SA produces a quarterly members only magazine that creates better awareness of the facilities and resources related to diabetes.
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