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This booklet is a collection of quotes from Aboriginal people about diabetes and is part of the diabetes campaign Don't ignore diabetes. It aims to change the current negative talk surrounding diabetes, to give hope to people suffering from the chronic disease and move the focus on diabetes to a belief that the disease can be prevented or delayed. The booklet shares comments of local Aboriginal community members living with diabetes, an, members who have a family history of diabetes.
It also highlights how health professionals can help people to prevent and manage diabetes, and provides a list of phone contact details for health services in the Perth metropolitan region.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract
This resource was developed for Indigenous people and provides information on diabetes and diabetes support. It can be used to generate discussion during a group workshop or information session, to show clients how diabetes can be managed and to give them a positive attitude to living with and managing their own diabetes. The booklet can also be used to give to individuals for their own information and to share with their families.
Level 3, 322 Hay Street
Subiaco WA 6008
PO Box 1699
Subiaco WA 6904
Ph: (08) 9325 7699
Fax: (08) 9221 1183
Diabetes WA Information and Advice Line: 1300 136 588 (toll free)