Work and travel

Being diagnosed with type diabetes raises many questions about how this will impact your life.  Questions around work, travelling, driving and many more every day activities.  People living with diabetes can continue to do all of these things – however, good preparation is the key!

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


Download these information sheets:

Tips on getting a job

Sick day management



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 think carefully about 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.


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