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.
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.
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.
An astonishing four in five people say they have suffered stigma, and that's the last thing they need, says Caroline Wells, Diabetes Tasmania CEO. July 11-17 marks National Diabetes Week and this year, our focus is on tackling diabetes-related stigma.
National Diabetes Week this year will continue the Heads Up campaign which focuses on the mental health and emotional wellbeing of people living with diabetes. This year, the spotlight is on diabetes and stigma.