Whether you’ve just been diagnosed, or been living with it for a while, diabetes doesn’t have to control your life.
Diabetes Tasmania is here for you now and into the future. We work with our community to prevent and reduce the impact of diabetes.
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Type 1 diabetes
If you or someone you know has type 1 diabetes, we're here to help.
Type 2 diabetes
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Gestational diabetes
You can have a safe pregnancy and a healthy baby.
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We can help you with your diabetes self-management.
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Good health means something different to all of us but ultimately, it's about quality of life. Eating well, being as physically active as we can be and looking after our emotional wellbeing are all important for our general health and wellbeing. Learn more about these things and remember here at Diabetes Tasmania we are here for you.
Eating well
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15 September, 2021
Diabetes Quick Guides launched to streamline diabetes information for patients
Diabetes Tasmania launches a set of 7 Quick Guides to streamline diabetes information for patients. Health professionals can now be confident that the same information is shared across other general practices and that it is aligned with Diabetes Tasmania’s services. Read more and download the Diabetes Quick Guides here.
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24 August, 2021
Diabetes Tasmania votes yes to unify with Diabetes Australia
On July 27, members of Diabetes Tasmania voted overwhelmingly in favour of unifying with Diabetes Australia to create a stronger voice for people living with diabetes. This vote followed the footsteps of Diabetes NSW & ACT and Diabetes Queensland who had already voted and unified with Diabetes Australia in late April 2021. Joining the group is now also two national diabetes Health Professional Organisations (the Australian Diabetes Society and Australian Diabetes Educators Association) who held their vote and unified with Diabetes Australia on August 12.
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12 July, 2021
We are lighting up the city blue to end diabetes stigma
The theme for this year's National Diabetes Week (July 11 to 17)  is Heads Up on Diabetes and Stigma. To raise awareness about this important issue and mark National Diabetes Week, we are lighting up iconic sights across Hobart and Launceston blue, the international colour for diabetes.
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5 days ago
Diabetes Tasmania

A new study, shows that standing up and moving every 30 minutes for about three minutes may lessen the health impacts of over-sitting.

Sitting for hours at a desk can play havoc with our metabolic health, contributing over time to high blood sugar and high cholesterol, even in people who otherwise are mostly healthy.

Read more on the study here: www.nationaltribune.com.au/move-for-three-minutes-every-half-hour-to-counteract-effects-of-sitting/
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A new study, shows that standing up and moving every 30 minutes for about three minutes may lessen the health impacts of over-sitting.

Sitting for hours at a desk can play havoc with our metabolic health, contributing over time to high blood sugar and high cholesterol, even in people who otherwise are mostly healthy.

Read more on the study here: https://www.nationaltribune.com.au/move-for-three-minutes-every-half-hour-to-counteract-effects-of-sitting/
6 days ago
Diabetes Tasmania

Researchers from Edith Cowan University have found that two apples a day, or any other form of fresh fruit, could help lower a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Read more here: www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/.../fresh-is-best.../

Note: Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system is activated to destroy the cells in the pancreas which produce insulin. We do not know what causes this autoimmune reaction. Type 1 diabetes is not linked to modifiable lifestyle factors. There is no cure and it cannot be prevented.
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Researchers from Edith Cowan University have found that two apples a day, or any other form of fresh fruit, could help lower a persons risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Read more here:  https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/.../fresh-is-best.../

Note: Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system is activated to destroy the cells in the pancreas which produce insulin. We do not know what causes this autoimmune reaction. Type 1 diabetes is not linked to modifiable lifestyle factors. There is no cure and it cannot be prevented.
1 week ago
Diabetes Tasmania

A new study has found that resistance training - using resistance bands - might be more beneficial in managing type 2 diabetes for older Australians.

A 16-week trial looked at home-based resistance training which showed positive results in managing blood glucose levels.

Read more here: www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/news/resistance-training-for-blood-glucose-management-in-older-adult...
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A new study has found that resistance training - using resistance bands - might be more beneficial in managing type 2 diabetes for older Australians.

A 16-week trial looked at home-based resistance training which showed positive results in managing blood glucose levels. 

Read more here: https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/news/resistance-training-for-blood-glucose-management-in-older-adults/?fbclid=IwAR19nAnOjyrU9sQ8aR3h-1_A8S61pNJ5cDHGSPmh9ukCyvXFbe0qHbxSnWk
1 week ago
Diabetes Tasmania

In case you missed it!

Diabetes Australia launched their new monthly Tech Talks with Renza Scibilia today. This one is on glucose monitoring technology.

Check it out below.
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