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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Oral Health (Gum Disease)
Illicit Drug Use
Steroids & Diabetes
Hospital Stay/ Day Surgery
Travel - Insulin Pumps and Airport Scanners
Travellers with insulin pumps having the right to request a pat down or visual inspection as an alternative to metal detectors - for more information click here.
Types of radiation that a Medtronic device can be exposed to (airport scanners not being an acceptable one) - for more information click here.
Diabetes and Driving – Your Responsibilities
In March 2012, new Assessing Fitness to Drive guidelines from Austroads were released. The guidelines give health professionals information to use when assessing the fitness of people to drive who have or have had certain medical conditions. These guidelines have significant changes in the section regarding people with diabetes and their private and commercial licenses.
To find out more about the changes to driving guidelines for people with diabetes, click here.
You can find the Report in full by clicking here.
Healthy Eating Guide
Healthy Snacks and Diabetes
Information about Sugar
Balancing Food Activity and Insulin
Food Choices for People with Diabetes
The Glycemic Index
Eating out and Diabetes
Healthy Eating for Gestational Diabetes
Do you need to lose some weight? A guide for Men
Do you need to lose some weight? A guide for women
Healthy Hints for Modifying Recipes
Reading Food Labels
Diabetes Australia Resources
Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatric Surgery) and its Use in Treating Obesity or Treating and Preventing Diabetes
Personally controlled e-health records
July 2012 is just the starting point for eHealth records. The system will grow — as will the benefits — as more individuals and healthcare professionals get connected.
Diabetes and Driving
It is a privilege to drive a motor vehicle and with it comes major legal responsibilities and liabilities. Diabetes and Driving provides advice on the extra precautions needed to be taken to help maximise road safety.
Information About Assessing Your Fitness to Drive
Diabetes and Eating Disorders
This booklet has been developed for people with type 1 diabetes, and their families and friends to explain the different types of eating disorders and why people with type 1 diabetes may be at higher risk of developing an eating disorder. This resource provides details on where to find more information and where to get help and support across Australia.
Can I Have a Healthy Baby?
This resource is focused on the needs of women who have type 1 or 2 diabetes and are pregnant, or are planning a pregnancy. Health professionals offer information and advice about the importance of planning your pregnancy. In addition, the booklet includes some real-life stories from women with diabetes.
Gestational Diabetes - Caring for yourself and your baby
The NDSS has developed a booklet for women with gestational diabetes. The booklet provides comprehensive information about gestational diabetes, its management and where to get assistance when it's needed. This booklet will be sent to every woman diagnosed with gestational diabetes when registering with the NDSS. This booklet is also available in Arabic, Turkish, Vietnamese and Traditional and Simplified Chinese.
Life After Gestational Diabetes
This booklet is designed to assist women who have had gestational diabetes, and their families, to understand how to take steps to reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes Information Flipchart for School Teachers
The Diabetes Information Flipchart for Teachers and Staff provides useful information on diabetes management and treatment. All teachers with students with diabetes are encouraged to obtain a copy to keep on hand.
Other Language Resources
The below resources are also supplied by the NDSS through Diabetes Australia and are specifically tailored to members of the Arabic, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, Turkish, Italian, Greek, Spanish and Croatian Communities.
Positively Managing Diabetes – Information for the Arabic Speaking Community
This bilingual English/Arabic booklet explains how to manage diabetes including information on blood glucose monitoring, exercise and healthy eating.
Positively Managing Diabetes – Information for the Vietnamese Speaking Community
This bilingual English/Vietnamese booklet explains how to manage diabetes including information on blood glucose monitoring, exercise and healthy eating.
Recipe Cards for the Turkish Speaking Community - Grilled Fish
Recipe Cards for the Turkish Speaking Community - Turkish Soup
These recipe cards are a bilingual resource in English and Turkish.
Understanding Gestational Diabetes - Information for the Turkish Speaking Community
This bilingual English/Turkish booklet explains gestational diabetes, how to manage gestational diabetes and what to do once the baby is born.
Better for You Shopping Guide
Information for the Arabic community.
Gestational Diabetes- Caring for yourself and your baby- This resource is also available in Arabic, Turkish, Vietnamese and traditional and simplified Chinese.
Arabic Information Sheets- click here
Chinese Traditional Information Sheets- click here
Chinese Simplified Information Sheets- click here
Croatian Information Sheets
Što je dijabetes? (What is Diabetes?)
Inzulin i tablet (Insulin and Tablets)
Dijabetes i Vaše tijelo (Diabetes and Your Body)
Zdrava prehrana (Food and Nutrition)
Dijabetes i tjelovježba (Diabetes and Exercise)
Greek Information Sheets- click here
Italian Information Sheets- click here
Korean Information Sheets- click here
Spanish Information Sheets- click here
Turkish Information Sheets- click here
Urdu Information Sheets- click here
Vietnamese Information Sheets- click here
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