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Australian Community Centre for Diabetes
This website was developed for Indigenous people by Indigenous people. The aim of the website is to provide information on living well for people with type 2 diabetes.
The website uses 'ordinary people' who discuss their challenges and successes, describing the practical truths they face, rather than just providing diabetes management information.
Based on the idea that diabetes, even though it is a medical condition, it is also a social and cultural experience, the use of narrative (speaking) is vital to the web page, in the same way that narrative is important as a cultural method of sharing knowledge in communities.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract
This resource could be a useful point of information for people who are concerned about type 2 diabetes. It can be used by individuals who have access to a computer and the internet, and its simplicity makes it suitable for most people in the community.
It can also be used as a simple tool for showing to groups of people, at a workshop or talk, to highlight important messages. These may include: the value of family and community support in managing your diabetes; and the factors that may make diabetes management more difficult, but not impossible.
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