Bilingual Resources

Diabetes NSW & ACT has a range of multi cultural resources in a number of different languages below. These include information on:

  • Diabetes: What you need to know
  • Community Sharps
  • Making Healthy Food Choices
  • Interpreter services
  • NDSS Multicultural Diabetes Portal

We have information in 20 different languages!

Diabetes: What you need to know

Diabetes NSW & ACT  has produced a series of books containing comprehensive, yet easy-to-understand information that is available in 20 languages.

English – pictorial


French, GreekItalianMalteseRussianTurkish

Middle East









FijianSamoan, Tongan

Making healthy food choices

Produced by Diabetes NSW & ACT and the NSW & ACT Multicultural Health Communication Service, these resources have been developed especially for people from non-English speaking backgrounds and low literacy levels.

The pictorial guides show photographs and images of hundreds of foods to help you, or a health professional, educate people with diabetes on healthy eating. Each pictorial guide contains foods that are culturally specific and the English translation is written on the same page.

Download your copy of Making Healthy Food Choices from the list below:

English – pictorial



Middle East



Chinese, Vietnamese

NDSS Multicultural Diabetes Portal

The NDSS multicultural diabetes portal provides a broad range of translated diabetes resources for health professionals and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Resources have been assessed for quality, are reviewed periodically, and many were tested with patients and health professionals during production.
Click here to access the portal.


Community sharps information leaflets

Your community sharps disposal brochures are available in different languages.

English pictorial



Middle East


Middle East



Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)Vietnamese

Interpreter services

Need an interpreter for diabetes support?

A FREE telephone interpreter service is available for people who may have difficulty speaking English, to communicate with staff at Diabetes NSW. This service is available through the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

TIS have access to professional interpreters in almost 2000 languages and dialects and can respond immediately to most requests.

How to access an interpreter:

  • Dial 131 450 for the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS).
  • Explain the purpose for the call e.g. you are wanting to talk to an: educator, dietitian or to someone about exercise at Diabetes NSW & ACT.
  • The operator will connect you to an interpreter in the required language and to a Diabetes NSW & ACT health professional for a three-way conversation.