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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If you or someone you know has type 1 diabetes, we're here to help.
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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.
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17 December, 2021
New COVID-19 safety measures in place at Diabetes Tasmania
As of December 20 Diabetes Tasmania will take extra pre-cautions to keep staff and visitors to our premises safe and help stop the spread of COVID-19.  
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17 December, 2021
Keeping our community and staff safe from COVID-19
All visitors to the offices of Diabetes Tasmania in Hobart, Devonport and Launceston will be required to provide evidence of having received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine or provide an exemption for a medical contraindication upon entry. All visitors will also be required to wear a face mask whilst visiting the office. Furthermore, all staff will be required to wear a face mask when engaging in face-to-face programs or service delivery. 
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16 December, 2021
EOIs now open for GPs responsible for type 2 diabetes patients in residential aged care facilities 
The aim of this project is to improve the quality of life and reduce the risk of acute complications of diabetes requiring emergency or hospital intervention for people living in residential aged care. The expected outcome is a model of diabetes care that will provide access to diabetes services that promotes evidenced based consistency of care in RACF’s. 
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22 hours ago
Diabetes Tasmania

Ros didn’t think she’d make it to 50. She had a strong family history of type 2 diabetes and wasn’t eating well or getting enough physical activity.

When she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, it wasn’t a surprise.

Last year Ros celebrated her 50th with friends and family, including her three children and grandchildren.

Her health is the best it’s been in two decades.

Living well with type 2 diabetes starts with small changes.

If she could do it, so can you.

Find out Ros did at www.ifihadknown.com.au
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Ros didn’t think she’d make it to 50. She had a strong family history of type 2 diabetes and wasn’t eating well or getting enough physical activity. 

When she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, it wasn’t a surprise.  

Last year Ros celebrated her 50th with friends and family, including her three children and grandchildren. 

Her health is the best it’s been in two decades.  

Living well with type 2 diabetes starts with small changes.  

If she could do it, so can you. 

Find out Ros did at www.ifihadknown.com.au
2 days ago
Diabetes Tasmania

Dave had been putting off exercise for years. It was always easy to find an excuse to avoid activity, even just playing with his kids.

When Dave got his type 2 diabetes diagnosis, his GP didn't pull any punches about potential health impacts if he didn’t make changes.

Thankfully, he did. The doctor’s stark warning motivated Dave to take action and reduce his risk of diabetes-related complications including kidney and heart disease.

Find out what action Dave took at www.ifihadknown.com.au
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Dave had been putting off exercise for years. It was always easy to find an excuse to avoid activity, even just playing with his kids.  

When Dave got his type 2 diabetes diagnosis, his GP didnt pull any punches about potential health impacts if he didn’t make changes.  

Thankfully, he did. The doctor’s stark warning motivated Dave to take action and reduce his risk of diabetes-related complications including kidney and heart disease.  

Find out what action Dave took at www.ifihadknown.com.au
2 days ago
Diabetes Tasmania

For many people, the risk of diabetes-related complications is the scariest part of living with the condition. But there are steps you can take to reduce your risk.

Our new fact sheet sets out some of the important things you can do to reduce your risk of the major diabetes-related complications including eyesight issues, kidney and heart disease, amputations and your mental and emotional health.

Download and print a PDF version from www.ifihadknown.com.au
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For many people, the risk of diabetes-related complications is the scariest part of living with the condition. But there are steps you can take to reduce your risk. 

Our new fact sheet sets out some of the important things you can do to reduce your risk of the major diabetes-related complications including eyesight issues, kidney and heart disease, amputations and your mental and emotional health. 

Download and print a PDF version from www.ifihadknown.com.au
3 days ago
Diabetes Tasmania

Family time is important to Julie.

After being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, she didn’t want her life to be defined by the condition.

Managing it couldn’t take up her whole day.

Julie found a way to shift the focus; now she’s more in control and happier. She’s keeping fit, strong and healthy for herself and her daughters.

Find out what Julie did at: www.ifihadknown.com.au

#IfIHadKnown #Type2Diabetes #T2D
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Family time is important to Julie.

After being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, she didn’t want her life to be defined by the condition. 

Managing it couldn’t take up her whole day.   

Julie found a way to shift the focus; now she’s more in control and happier. She’s keeping fit, strong and healthy for herself and her daughters. 

Find out what Julie did at: www.ifihadknown.com.au 

#IfIHadKnown #Type2Diabetes #T2D
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