We provide education sessions and services designed specifically to support people with type 1 diabetes. We want to help improve your knowledge and management of your condition and to reduce the impact of living with type 1 diabetes.
As a member of Diabetes SA you will benefit from the following:
Diabetes SA Staff
At Diabetes SA our team of Health Care Professionals are available to assist you with managing your diabetes. You can contact our Health Care Team from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday to answer any questions concerning your diabetes management.
Diabetes SA offers 1 on 1 Consultations with our Diabetes Educators. Please click here for more information.
If you have diabetes then we recommend you sign up for our free e-Newsletter, Healthe-News. It is full of the latest diabetes research, events and updates on diabetes. If you would like to receive the e-newsletter, please subscribe here.
Diabetes SA Kids Camp
The Kids Camp is dedicated to providing experiences for 40 children aged between 10 and 12 years with type 1 diabetes. We are committed to fostering their transition toward independence by integrating the management of diabetes with social and life skills. The children have the opportunity to participate in activities such as swimming, low ropes courses, challenge courses, and flying fox just to name a few!
Diabetes SA Teen Camp
Teen camp is a great starting point for young people as they begin to prepare themselves for adolescence, a time where self management skills become important. While the primary focus at camp is to have fun, the camp will encourage independence and provide the opportunity for young people with diabetes to meet others and share similar experiences.
For more information visit our kids and teens section.
Kids and Teens Activities
Diabetes SA offers a number of activities for kids and teens with type 1 diabetes. Activities are held for different age groups, encouraging the kids to meet others who share similar experiences. These activities may assist the individual to develop independence and it also gives the parents the opportunity to meet other parents. To find out more please visit our kids and teens page.
Diabetes SA members have exclusive access to our annual Food and Health, and Diabetes seminars.
Sessions throughout the year at Diabetes SA cover a wide range of topics relevant to people with type 1 diabetes.
Click here to view type 1 Education and Information Sessions.
Insulin Pump Information
Insulin pumps are an increasingly popular insulin delivery method used in the management of type 1 diabetes. The insulin pump is a small electronic device (a little bit bigger than a pager) that has the ability to continuously deliver insulin, through a needle which is inserted under the skin attached to a line which is connected to the insulin pump; the needle and line can stay in place for up to three days. Insulin pumps are worn 24 hours a day, but can be detached as required for swimming, showering and other activities.
For more information visit our page about Insulin Pump Consumables.
We have several publications specifically for type 1 diabetes. These include:
If you find yourself cleaning out cupboards, wardrobes or the backyard shed and are left with items that are too good to throw away... give it to Diabetes SA!
If you have a question regarding your diabetes, call 1300 136 588 to speak to our qualified health care team.