Indigenous Australians are three times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than non-indigenous Australians. Type 2 diabetes is a serious disease that can lead to life-threatening complications. If you’re living with type 2 diabetes there is a lot you can do to manage it and live well. And for those who may be at risk there is a lot you can do to lower your chances of developing type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes NSW & ACT has a range of information sheets specially designed for people from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds:
- What is diabetes?
- Reduce your risk – it’s up to you
- Your eyes and diabetes
- Your feet and diabetes
- Food for thought
- Alcohol and diabetes
- Smoking and diabetes
- 10 ways to manage your diabetes
- Diabetes and your kidneys
- Gestational diabetes
- What is hypoglycaemia
- Physical activity and diabetes
- Diabetes and Travel
- Safe disposal of diabetes sharps
If you’d like any additional information or support, call our Helpline on 1300 342 238.