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Diabetes support groups in Western Australia

A diabetes support group is a group of people with diabetes, who regularly get together to share information, experiences and knowledge. Some groups provide online support.

Group members support each other and work together to improve each other’s quality of life.

In most instances, the support groups are led by individuals living with diabetes rather than diabetes educators or other health professionals. Being part of a support group and receiving advice is complementary to professional care.


Type 1 diabetes support groups

The Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre in Stirling connects, supports and inspires people of all ages with type 1 diabetes and the people who care about them. It offers information workshops, education programs, online communities, schools and babysitter education, camps, advocacy and a dynamic calendar of social and community events. Find out more here (external link).

Area Group Contact

myD Group – Young adults with type 1

Specific Facebook page for young people with type 1 diabetes.

Visit myD (External link)

WAIT (Western Australian Insulin Takers)

30+ year olds, but all are welcome. Online support on Facebook. Meet up socially, also hold occasional events.

Julie-Anne Watson

Phone: 0439 288 879

Email: westernaustralianinsulintakers


Type 1 Diabetes Collective

For adults living with type 1 diabetes who are passionate about advocating for change and empowering others living with diabetes.
Meets monthly – please contact for details.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 6110 0570

Type 1 Family Centre Parents

Closed Facebook support group for parents or primary carers of young people with type 1 diabetes.

Visit the Facebook group (external link).

Type 1 Diabetes and Pregnancy – Bump, Baby and Beyond (Australian women)

Closed Facebook support group for Australian women living with type 1 diabetes and pregnancy.

Jessica Ward (Perth contact)

Email: [email protected]

Visit the Facebook group (external link).


WA Parents and Carers of T1 Children Social Events

Closed Facebook support group for carers and children with type 1 diabetes. Meets up socially and holds occasional events.

Jaclyn Workman

Visit the Facebook group (external link).


Type 1 Family Centre Adults

Closed Facebook support group for adults with type 1 diabetes.

Visit the Facebook group (external link).

JDRF Peer Support Program

JDRF’s Peer Support Program is a volunteer network that connects people who have been affected by T1D.

Register on the JDRF website (external link).

Type 2 diabetes support groups

Area Group Contact

DESMOND Diabetes Support Group

Closed Facebook support group for people in WA living with type 2 diabetes who have attended a DESMOND workshop.

Visit the Facebook group (external link).

Mixed support groups: type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Area Group Contact

Diabetes Support Group

Meetings at 10am on the first Tuesday of the month at the Old Convent.

Joyce Ingram
Phone: 9761 4208

Diabetes Support Group

Meetings at 10am on the second Friday of each month at a local Rockingham cafe.

Contact June Streeter for venue details.

June Streeter

Phone: 9527 3850

Email: [email protected]

Yanchep and Two Rocks area

Diabetes Support Group

Meetings at 10am on the third Wednesday of the month. 

June Sims

Phone: 9561 1174

Email: [email protected]

Donnybrook Donnybrook Diabetes Support Group
Meets at the Donnybrook Community Resource Centre
Jacinta Sparrow
Email: [email protected]

Special support groups

Area Group Contact

Support group for people with Peripheral Neuropathy

Meets on the second Monday of the month at the Niche in Nedlands (Passmore Room)

Phone Mr Ron Gascoigne (Chairman) and Mrs Barbara Morris (Secretary) on 0459 972 246 or email [email protected] for further information and next meeting date. The phone is not manned continuously so please text or leave a message.

Membership: $10 per year

Online Connect with other people living with Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) online. Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD): Connect with People Like Me – AHA | ASA Support Network (

Physical Activity groups

Area Group Contact
Cannington Active Measures Visit website
Online Live Life Get Active Visit website
City of Perth Health and wellbeing activities around Perth Visit website
Perth metro area Prime Movers Visit website
All of Western Australia Stay on your feet Visit website
Perth Walking Groups in Perth Visit website

For more information on each support group, we encourage you to contact the support group leader.

Starting a support group

To register your support group, or your interest in starting a support group, please email the Diabetes WA community relations team or call us on 1300 001 880.

We can provide you with resources to help you start a group and promote your contact details to other interested parties.

Support group resources

Support Groups Association WA Inc is the peak body for self help and support groups in WA.

Your Diabetes Hub is an archive of blog posts, articles and information deriving from a website called Diabetes Counselling Online which is not active anymore but the articles are still accessible.




































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