Did you know that there are many, many support groups for people managing diabetes?
Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia; increasing at a faster rate than other chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer. All types of diabetes are increasing in prevalence:
- Type 1 diabetes accounts for 10% of all diabetes and is increasing
- Type 2 diabetes accounts for 85% of all diabetes and is increasing
- Gestational diabetes in pregnancy is increasing
Sharing experiences is a powerful way of learning how to manage diabetes. Meeting other people with diabetes can help reduce the isolation that people may feel and be a source of support when needed.
Each state has a list of support groups via their Diabetes Organisation websites.Below is the Diabetes Vic list:
And below is Diabetes Australia website where you'll be able to find the support groups in your state.