Belong to a community that cares
Diabetes can be a lonely, restrictive and isolating condition. That’s why becoming a member of the Live Your Life Community is an investment in you.
Whether you live with diabetes, care for someone, are a friend or family member or feel you’re at risk, when you join the Live Your Life community you become part of something that is strong, positive and inspiring. If you’re having a tough day there will always be someone you can turn to who understands how you feel. You can also make a difference to others living with diabetes, just by sharing what you do in your day to day life to stay well and healthy.
As a member of the Live Your Life Community you also have access to health professionals who will listen and help you make changes to your lifestyle so you can manage your diabetes in a way that best works for you.
This is a Community that has the ability to change lives by providing each other support, practical tips and advice, while also supporting research and advocacy.
We feel fortunate that each and every one of our members has chosen to be part of our Community. We hope you join us too and take advantage of all the benefits on offer.
Make new friends and connections
Get connected to others who understand what it feels like to live with diabetes. Through our online forum you can ask and answer questions, or get involved in discussions on different aspects of living with diabetes. We also host monthly online meet ups and webinars as well as in-person events.
“I’m thankful for the ‘Live Your Life’ forum. It’s helped me to improve my understanding of T1 and its many variations. After about 43 years, as a T1 and about 10 years as a ‘gluco-typical” aspirant, I’ve discovered a lot about T1 this year.”
Jock, type 1 member
“I’m so lucky since I have joined the Live Your Life Community Forum, it is really helpful. Even though I live alone I don’t feel lonely even with COVID-19 because when I turn on the computer each morning, I can feel that I am among all of you. It is already my habit to look at the forum every morning and the Interaction with fellow members makes me happy and is beneficial to my health. I am now more knowledgeable and confident as I have learnt from the others members experiences. ”
Agnes, Type 2 member.
Improve your diabetes management
Living with diabetes means you have to stay on top of a daily routine. We know this can be tough, so we’re here to help you every step of the way.
If you have questions our Health Professionals, who specialise in diabetes, are just a phone call away. Our webinars and in person events will keep you up to date on the latest developments in diabetes management, while our member magazine Circle, and monthly e-newsletters a packed full of recipes and advice to help you stay in good health.
“I always enjoy reading the Circle Magazine when it arrives as it is always full of interesting articles and updates which assist in keeping me very well.”
Allison, Valley Heights
Have your say
Be a part of something bigger. Together we have a louder voice to lobby government and industry on issues important to people living with diabetes. In the last 12 months we’ve been busy lobbying on your behalf to:
- Expand subsidies for CGM and Flash Glucose Monitoring so it’s it available to more people living with diabetes,
- Extend license periods for people with diabetes during the COVID-19 restrictions,
- Improve hospital care for those living with diabetes.
On top of this we’ve made representations and submissions to Government on a variety of issues including food labelling, diabetes technology, medication subsidies, button battery safety, green space development and responses to COVID-19.
We know there is still a lot of work to be done and with your help Diabetes NSW & ACT will continue to fight for the rights of everyone touched by diabetes.
Know you’re supported
As a member of the Live Your life Community, we’ll advocate on your behalf if you need help dealing with legal matters, workplace problems or feel like you’re facing discrimination. We’re just a phone call away. So if you need help, we’re here to support you.
Support the latest research
We’re all hoping that one day science will find a cure for diabetes, but in the meantime new developments in technology and medication can make living with diabetes easier. As a member of Diabetes NSW & ACT some of your fees go to supporting diabetes research. One of the latest research projects we’re supporting is The Direct Study which is focused on the remission of type 2 diabetes.
While you’re supporting life changing research we’ll make sure you don’t miss hearing about new developments by sharing updates via our webinars, community forum and member publications.
“The research in diabetes is so important. We have progressed from the time to test a BGL was a tricky difficult procedure to the wonderful gift of glucometers. We have access to insulin thanks to Banning.”
Rhonda, Nambucca Heads
To help you manage the cost of living with diabetes our Live Your Life Rewards program gives you access to offers and discounts from our corporate partners. We’re always adding to the list of discounts and our current offers include:
- A 25% discount across the entire Fitbit Smartwatch and fitness tracker range
- ACT residents can save $450 off a Platinum Club Lime Membership as well as 10% off at Ziggys Fresh.
Extra support for you
If you’re registered with the NDSS you may be wondering why you should join our Live Your Life Community.
While the NDSS gives you access to subsidies on diabetes related products and educational events and programs, membership of Diabetes NSW & ACT gives you so much more. When you join us you become a part of a community that cares and have access to extra services and resources designed to help you stay well and healthy.
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|Subsidies on diabetes related products||√|
|Free education events and programs||√||√|
|Expert advice via our Contact Centre||√||√|
|Information to help you manage your diabetes||√||√|
|Online community forum||√|
|Member only webinars||√|
|Partner discounts inc. diabetesshop.com||√|
|Access to Psychologist service||√|
|Advocacy and lobbying||√|
|Support medical research||√|