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Diabetes Tasmania is your local diabetes health charity, providing support services around the state to prevent type 2 diabetes and reduce the impact of all types of diabetes for people affected by the condition. Please give generously so we can continue to empower Tasmanians to better health. 

All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible and all money remains in Tasmania.



National Diabetes Week

 

July 12th - 18th 2015  

 

It’s National Diabetes Week! 

 

We’re calling on all Australians to support the campaign and help to raise awareness of diabetes during National Diabetes Week 2015.

 

280 Australians develop diabetes every day. Yet research shows most people don’t link diabetes with its serious complications and are surprised by the prevalence, please help us spread awareness by sharing updates and photos.

 

Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic disease in Australia. Over 1.7 million Australians are living with diabetes and a further 280 Australians develop diabetes every day. An estimated 2 million Australians are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes and are already showing early signs of the disease. There are serious complications common to all types of diabetes including heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, limb amputation, depression, anxiety and blindness. With careful management people with diabetes can live well with their condition.

 

Diabetes is serious and can have life-threatening complications including heart attack, stroke and kidney disease.

 

Anyone can develop diabetes – you don’t have to be old and you don’t have to be overweight. Managing diabetes is a 24/7 effort.

 

For more information on the campaign or to download posters and other information, visit Diabetes Australia website.

Diabetes Australia

Healthy Eating


A guide for older people living with diabetes


As we get older, staying nourished and maintaining healthy eating habits can be challenging! Check out our new booklet about healthy eating and food choices for older people living with diabetes. 


To receive your free copy of this great booklet call 1300 136 588.  For more information

READ HERE

 

Infomation & Resources

 

 

You can purchase this year's Entertainment Book from us by following the link (click on picture above). Every book sold will help our fundraising and with over $20,000 worth of value inside you are sure to come out a winner!

Stay up to date with the latest news

 

MEDIA RELEASES & INFORMATION


12 July 2015 - National Diabetes Week, Diabetes Australia Press Release.  Read more.


13 February 2015 - Tasmanian's Pedal for Prevention and Awareness. Pollie Pedal. Read more.


3 September 2014 - The Case for Action. Read more.


18 September 2014 - Australia's Biggest Bank takes on Australia's biggest health challenge.  Read more.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Study finds type 1 and type 2 diabetes are equally psychologically challenging in young adults.  Read more.

 

5 December 2014 - National Diabetes Services Scheme Resources Launch.  National Development Programs.  Read more.

 

8 December 2014 - Australian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance - Public Health Groups Welcome Launch of Health Star Rating.  Read more.



CURRENT RESEARCH & SURVEYS


Current Research Projects around Australia seeking input from people with diabetes.  Click here if you'd like to learn more or possibly be involved in the research or a clinical trial.