Diabetes Information Booklets and Ebooks
Here you will find information booklets and ebooks that deal with certain aspects of diabetes in more detail. These resources are from Diabetes WA and the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) and can be downloaded and printed.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for or you have a question that isn’t answered here, call our Diabetes WA Information and Advice Line on 1300 001 880.
Lifestyle choices and health issues
Alcohol and type 1 diabetes (external site). A resource for young people living with type 1 diabetes that discusses alcohol and how it can affect your body.
Drug use and type 1 diabetes (external site). This resource is aimed at young people with type 1 diabetes and discusses how different drugs (for example alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana) can affect your body and diabetes management.
Diabetes and eating disorders (PDF 518.4KB). Eating disorders are a considerable issue among people living with diabetes, especially type 1 diabetes. This resource has been developed for young people with type 1 diabetes and their families. It explains the different types of eating disorders, what effects it can have on diabetes management and where you can get help.
Travelling and type 1 diabetes (external site). This resource provides all the information you need to know before you book your next holiday.
Diabetes and driving (external site). This booklet gives advice on the extra precautions you need to take to stay safe on the road.
Resources for young adults
Moving on up: transitioning to adult health care services–a guide for young adults with diabetes (external site) This booklet is a guide for young people with type 1 diabetes (their parents or guardians) transitioning from child to adult health care services. It focuses on the challenges and opportunities that young people could face as they become young adults.
Resources for Over 65’s
Healthy eating: a guide for older people living with diabetes (external site). This ebook provides general information on how older people can make every meal as nutritious as possible.
Managing diabetes as you age: a guide for people over 65 living with diabetes (external site). This booklet gives you information to help you manage your diabetes as you grow older.
You and your health care team: a guide for people over 65 living with diabetes (external site). It is not always easy to find your way around the health system. This booklet provides information to help you work with your health care team and live well with diabetes.
Quality review tool for aged care residents (external site). This tool will assist managers in aged care facilities to assess the quality of the management and care of residents diagnosed with diabetes in their facility. All evidence should be documented in this checklist.
Pregnancy and diabetes
Type 1 diabetes and pregnancy – having a healthy baby (external site). This ebook is for women with type 1 diabetes who are planning a pregnancy now or in the future. It provides information on preparing for pregnancy and how to manage your diabetes during pregnancy and after the birth.
Can I Have a Healthy Baby? (PDF 5.18MB). This resource is for women with type 1 or 2 diabetes who are pregnant or want to become pregnant. It contains information and advice about planning a pregnancy and staying healthy for the duration of the pregnancy.
Gestational diabetes – caring for yourself and your baby (external site). This ebook provides comprehensive information about gestational diabetes (GDM), its management and where to get help. All women who have been diagnosed with GDM will receive a copy of this ebook on registering with the NDSS National Gestational Diabetes Register.
Life after gestational diabetes (external site). This ebook is designed to help women who have had gestational diabetes to take steps to reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the future.
This resource is also available in Arabic, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Turkish and Vietnamese. These versions can be accessed via the NDSS Multicultural Diabetes Portal (external site).