Diabetes SA Resources

We offer a large range of resources designed to inform and educate people about diabetes.

These resources are available to be downloaded as required.

Members may contact us for printed copies on 1300 198 204.

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...

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Managing diabetes – Making the most of your doctor's 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...

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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...

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Emergency poster

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.

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Diabetes in the workplace

This workplace information pack provides information to ensure a safe and supportive working environment for people with diabetes.

Download: Diabetes in the workplace, a guide for people with diabetes

Download: Diabetes in the workplace, an employers guide

AusDrisk tool

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.

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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.

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Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease is closely linked with diabetes.

This brochure provides information about how a healthy lifestyle can help manage or reduce the risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

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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.

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Carbohydrate serves

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.

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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.

Download: Balanced meals portion plate

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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

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Download: What’s your insulin pen back up plan

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Download: What’s your insulin pump back up plan

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Gestational diabetes – Eating well for you and your baby

This booklet aims to provide you with information about healthy eating and the dietary management of gestational diabetes, and why carbohydrate foods count.

It includes samples of pictorial meals plans and resources to assist carbohydrate counting.

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