Work and travel

Being diagnosed with diabetes raises many questions about how it will impact your life. You may have questions around work, travelling, driving and other every day activities. With good preparation, people living with diabetes can continue to do all of these things!

Below we have provided you with some information that may assist you. If you have further questions, please discuss these with your healthcare team or call Diabetes NSW on 1300 342 238 and ask to speak to an educator.

is crucial
for work
and travel

Approximately 4.1 million Australians
have diabetes or pre-diabetes



Having diabetes doesn’t mean your travelling days are over. To ensure you have a safe and enjoyable trip, be sure to plan well and consider what diabetes supplies you will need while travelling. Read more… Travelling and diabetes

Diabetes NSW has a series of diabetes-related travel guides aimed at Australians heading overseas.

Each guide incorporates practical information on aspects such as:

  • preparing for the trip overseas,
  • local foods and diabetes associations; and
  • Australian diplomatic representation.


Download these information sheets:

Tips on getting a job

Sick day management


High or low blood glucose levels in people with diabetes can sometimes affect their ability to drive safely. People with diabetes may have developed complications such as vision problems (retinopathy), heart disease or nerve damage, which also can affect driving ability. Because of this it is vital that people with diabetes know what to do in order to keep themselves, and others, safe while on the road. Read more … Diabetes and driving