Diabetes occurs when blood glucose (sugar) levels are raised due to problems producing or processing insulin. Diabetes may be genetic, pregnancy related or caused by obesity or illness and may be type 1 or type 2.


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  1. Managing my diabetes (video)

    21st June 2017

    This video from Diabetes Australia – Victoria explores managing your diabetes...

  2. Exercise and diabetes (video)

    21st June 2017

    Healthy exercise is important for everyone. This video from Diabetes Australia – Victoria explores the importance of exercise when you have diabetes...

  3. My feet and diabetes (video)

    21st June 2017

    When you have diabetes you need to take care of your feet every day. This video from Diabetes Australia – Victoria explores footcare and diabetes...

  4. Diabetes and healthy eating (video)

    21st June 2017

    Healthy eating is important for everyone. This video from Diabetes Australia – Victoria explores healthy eating and food choices...

Healthy cooking

Healthy recipes

A healthy diet is key to lowering your risk of heart disease. A low salt, low-saturated fat, high-fibre diet can substantially reduce the risk of developing heart disease. But it doesn't have to be too hard to find a great recipe. Check out our recipes section for a range of healthy eating options. You can search for delicious recipes by meal, ingredient or your dietary requirements.

Women walking for fitness

Walking for your health

Walking for 30 minutes a day or more on most days of the week is a great way to improve and maintain your overall health. Walking regularly can help reduce your risk of developing conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and some cancers.
Walking is low impact, requires minimal equipment, can be done at any time of day and can be performed at your own pace. So why don't you give walking a try, your body will love you for it.

Walking for good health


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Diabetes Australia Victoria

Diabetes Australia

Diabetes Australia is the national body for people affected by all types of diabetes and those at risk. Diabetes Australia works to raise the awareness about the seriousness of diabetes, promoting prevention and early detection strategies and advocating for better standards of care.