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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

Better living diabetes program



This project focuses on Aboriginal people who suffer from diabetes, particularly those with non-insulin dependent diabetes. It covers all age groups. The project team works with fifty diabetics and their families within the Goondir service region, covering centres such as Dalby, Miles, St George and Toowoomba.

The project is based on the principle that people can learn to manage their own chronic condition and that people who practice self care will experience better health. This is particularly so with non-insulin dependent diabetics. Part of the Goondir project is to encourage and facilitate a change in lifestyle so that the incidence of diabetes in the Aboriginal community is reduced.

Goondir Health Service is working in partnership with the Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health, University of Southern Queensland.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract


Goondir Health Service
4 Jimbour Street
Dalby Qld 4405
Ph: (07) 4679 5966
Fax: (07) 4662 6189

Dalby Clinic
4 Jimbour Street
Dalby Qld 4405
Ph: (07) 4679 5900
Fax: (07) 4669 6071

St George Clinic
127 Victoria Street
St George Qld 4487
Ph: (07) 4625 5040
Fax: (07) 4625 5070

Evaluated publications

Pearce S, Thomas A, Gorman D (2005)

The Better Living Diabetes Project.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 29(1): 4-6


Last updated: 29 September 2014
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