Diabetes and Mental Wellbeing

National Diabetes Week 2020

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Take a diabetes holiday

Managing Diabetes Distress Tip #3 – Take a diabetes holiday

If you feel completely fed up with living with diabetes, talking to your healthcare team about taking a ‘diabetes holiday’ might help. While we know you can’t completely ignore your diabetes, your healthcare team may be able to give you tips on different ways of taking a safe break from monitoring, or monitoring less frequently, for a short period of time.

If you’re not sure where to start or would like further information on this, Diabetes WA has a team of Credentialled Diabetes Educators ready to answer your burning questions. Their free helpline service is available on 1300 001 880 and is open Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:00pm.




Urgent support information

If you, or someone you know, are in a life-threatening emergency, please contact 000 or go to your nearest hospital immediately.

If you are experiencing a non-life-threatening emergency, please visit your GP as soon as possible.

You could also consider contacting:

  • Lifeline WA on 13 11 14
  • Healthdirect on 1800 022 002.

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