COVID-19 Emergency

Please help people living with diabetes stay well and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

When Sue found herself in two weeks of enforced quarantine in a Sydney Hotel, the 70-year-old, who lives with diabetes, picked up the phone and called our Helpline. Sue spoke to Donna, one of our Credentialed Diabetes Educators.

“Donna was great. She really was. I called her in the first couple of days of quarantine. I wanted to know exactly what we could have when it came to meals. I was also worried about exercise, as we were not allowed to leave our rooms at all.”

“Donna put me onto another fellow, an exercise physiologist at Diabetes NSW&ACT. I’m limited in what I can do because my back was operated on and I have trouble with my knees. I did what I could. It was really good.”

In living memory, the world and Australia has not faced a situation like this. As we find our way through it, please be reassured that Diabetes NSW & ACT is here for people living with all types of diabetes.

We are urgently providing the latest health information, expert advice and support.

“At times a person with diabetes might feel like they’re alone, but they are not,” says Carolien, Credentialed Diabetes Educator.

“Even if someone is confined to the four walls of their home, we can come to them virtually. Educators like me, dietitians, exercise physiologists and our psychologist will continue to be available to speak to people with diabetes, answering their questions and keeping them connected by phone through our Helpline.”

Please donate monthly so we can tackle isolation, provide advocacy services and deliver psychological care for people living with diabetes every day of the year.

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