We offer a large range of resources designed to inform and educate people about diabetes.
These resources are available to be downloaded as required.
Good Health Guide
If you have checked your risk for type 2 diabetes, or have been informed by your doctor that you have pre-diabetes, making some simple lifestyle changes can reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes within the next five years up to 58%. Diabetes SA has developed our Good Health Guide to get your started towards living a healthier life and reversing your pre-diabetes status and risk. Read more...
Download: Good Health Guide
Managing diabetes – Goals of diabetes management
Goals of management is a guide to assist you in managing your diabetes.
It is important when you have your health checks you have an understanding of what the numbers signify and how it relates to your diabetes management.
This booklet is intended to be used with the help of a relevant health professional. Read more...
Download: Goals of management
Annual Cycle of Care – getting the most from
your doctors’ appointment
It is vital that you plan before your doctor's appointment, and ensure you ask questions during your visit.
This resource has been taken from the 'Goals of diabetes management' resource and also covers a list of health care professionals, their role and how they can help. Read more...
Download: Annual Cycle of Care – getting the most from
your doctors’ appointment
Travel planning tips
Travelling to far off destinations, experiencing new climates and new foods and possibly
crossing different time zones may seem overwhelming if you are living with diabetes.
However, careful planning can help your trip go smoothly. There are a number of important
things to consider before you go, including your diabetes management, what to pack,
travel insurance and any special requirements for flying.
Download: Travel and Diabetes Travel Planning Tips
Diabetes & medications
Management of diabetes usually involves a combination of healthy eating, regular exercise and medication.
This booklet provides information about different classes of medication for diabetes, how they work and what the potential side effects are. Read more...
Download: Diabetes and Medications
Diabetes & medication – A guide to assist you in managing diabetes
This resource has been developed to provide additional information about where each of the diabetes medications work.
Download: Diabetes and Medication – A guide to assist you in managing your diabetes
This poster outlines hypoglycaemia symptoms and management. It may be used as an educational tool for people with diabetes and their families or an awareness tool to help inform community members.
Suitable for display in a range of settings including the workplace, hospitals, exercise centres, community health centres or clinics.
Download: Emergency poster
Diabetes in the workplace
This workplace information pack provides information to ensure a safe and supportive working environment for people with diabetes. These resources are currently under a review.
This tool assists to determine an individuals risk of developing type 2 diabetes. It also provides information regarding type 2 diabetes – what it is, how it is diagnosed and where to obtain advice and further information.
Download: AusDrisk tool
Diabetes: Know Your Type
This brochure aims to increase the awareness and greater understanding of diabetes and its different types. It also includes information about 3 biggest myths about diabetes.
Download: Diabetes: Know Your Type
Diabetes: Fitting in with your life
A guide about all things diabetes for young adults living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes and their family and friends, aiming to help young people and their families with transitioning from youth to adulthood.
Topics covered in the resource include: back to basics of diabetes, food glorious food, moving out of home, diabetes in the workplace, partying, staying well with diabetes, and preventing complications. This resource was developed with a number of young adults providing their input and stories.
Download: Diabetes: Fitting in with your life
Some people with diabetes will count carbohydrates in serves (also known as exchanges). This skill can help to achieve a consistent intake of carbohydrate across the day, control portion sizes or match insulin to food intake.
The amount of carbohydrate required during the day depends on a person’s weight, age, sex and activity level. Diabetes SA have developed resources that may be useful to help you count carbohydrates.
Download: Carbohydrate serves
Balanced meals – healthy meal ideas
Healthy eating for someone with diabetes is simply healthy eating for everyone.
This booklet explains what a balanced meal looks like and provides tips on how to add more flavour to your food and drinks. Read more...
Download: Balanced meals
Healthy lunch tips
There never seems to be enough time in the morning before work, so why not try some of these quick and tasty ideas when you're preparing your lunch next.
This resource provides some snack ideas, the main event lunch ideas and tips on lunchbox food safety.
Download: Healthy lunch tips
Perfect lunchbox formula
Including a nutritionally balanced lunch can help to give you the energy to get through the day. How do you make a nutritionally balanced lunch? Diabetes SA has created a simple guide on how this can be done. Read more...
Download: Perfect lunchbox formula
Salad and sandwich builder
Salads make a wonderful lunch, side dish or dinner option, and this flyer will inspire you to make tasty and healthy salads at home.
If you are looking for some useful ideas for how to create quick, fresh and tasty sandwiches from a scratch, simply download this resource.
Download: Salad and sandwich builder
Healthy entertaining guide
A resource for making healthier food choices when entertaining. When organising the catering for your next event, why not delight your guests with healthy platter options. Read more...
Download: Healthy entertaining guide
Meal planner and shopping list
This resource will help you stay organised and plan your meals in advance for each day of the week.
Download: Meal planner and shopping list
How can you be more health smart?
This resource contains simple tips and ideas to help you be more health smart and reduce your added sugar intake. Also provided is information about how much sugar is in some foods and drinks.
Download: How can you be more health smart?
Blood glucose management & monitoring
The following flyers cover information for clients using a reusable insulin pen device or insulin pump, and for clients using sharps.
Download: Safe sharps disposal
Download: What’s your insulin pen back up plan
Download: What’s your insulin pump back up plan
Endocrinology services in South Australia
This resource provides an overview of private and public endocrinology services, list of private endocrinologists, their consulting days/times and frequency of country visits.
Download: Endocrinology services SA