Your Home for a Happy, Healthy Life with Diabetes

Your Home For a Happy, Healthy Life with Diabetes

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We have created a number of books, ebooks & soft toys to help you live better with diabetes. 

Newly diagnosed with diabetes?

It can be very confusing and upsetting. You may feel like you are no longer the driver of your life. Read our information & blog posts about how to deal with your diagnosis of diabetes and what to expect.

Wellbeing, Mental Health & Diabetes

Do you find life with diabetes hard sometimes? We all do. That is why connecting with other people with diabetes is so important. Come join us and find out more about how to have a better quality of life with diabetes.

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Why all of us with diabetes should stand together

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You know “those days” with diabetes? I have been having a lot of them lately, including very bad highs and some lows, that could have left me cowering in the corner. If you have diabetes you may know what I mean. But they didn’t. You know why? Because this is the life I have been…

How to Manage Food For Teens With Diabetes

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managing teens with diabetes

I have been running a series on food management for kids and young people this week. Today I am talking about how to manage food for teens with diabetes. Adolescence is an exciting and challenging time for all parents and teens, diabetes or not! For a family where a teenager has diabetes the period of…

Tips For Feeding Toddlers With Type 1 Diabetes

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Feeding toddlers can be a difficult task at the best of times, and this can become twice as challenging if you have a toddler with type 1 diabetes. The most important thing to remember is that toddlers with diabetes have the same dietary requirements as any other toddler, and a healthy, balanced diet should provide…

What to Feed Primary School Kids with Type 1 Diabetes

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what to feed primary aged kids with diabetes on diabetescounselling.com.au

Primary school is an exciting time for children as they enter a new school, make new friends and begin to partake in social events such as parties, sleepovers and school camps. During this time children become increasingly independent and aware of the social and practical aspects of their diabetes management. While parents are still actively…

man and boy mountain walk

Why all of us with diabetes should stand together

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You know “those days” with diabetes? I have been having a lot of them lately, including very bad highs and some lows, that could have left me cowering in the corner. If you have diabetes you may know what I mean. But they didn’t. You know why? Because this is the life I have been…

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managing teens with diabetes

How to Manage Food For Teens With Diabetes

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I have been running a series on food management for kids and young people this week. Today I am talking about how to manage food for teens with diabetes. Adolescence is an exciting and challenging time for all parents and teens, diabetes or not! For a family where a teenager has diabetes the period of…

Read More
baby bubbles

Tips For Feeding Toddlers With Type 1 Diabetes

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Feeding toddlers can be a difficult task at the best of times, and this can become twice as challenging if you have a toddler with type 1 diabetes. The most important thing to remember is that toddlers with diabetes have the same dietary requirements as any other toddler, and a healthy, balanced diet should provide…

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what to feed primary aged kids with diabetes on diabetescounselling.com.au

What to Feed Primary School Kids with Type 1 Diabetes

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Primary school is an exciting time for children as they enter a new school, make new friends and begin to partake in social events such as parties, sleepovers and school camps. During this time children become increasingly independent and aware of the social and practical aspects of their diabetes management. While parents are still actively…

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It Makes Sense If You Have Diabetes

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I have just been away for an amazing weekend in Sydney with my fellow “Bloggerati” bloggers, which I have just joined, as a part of my new blogging talent agency, Nuffnang. It was a wonderful trip and you will be able to read about it soon on my Recycled Interiors blog, but today I am…

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Taking the Lead with Diabetes

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David, Diabetes Educator @ Diabetes Counselling Online here. This September will be my 35th year as a registered nurse. In all that time I have done many things: midwife in delivery suite for 15 years; cardio-thoracic intensive care for 5 years, and now as a diabetes  educator for the past 18 years. The one thing…

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Sweet Bytes June 2015

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Helen Edwards, Director and Founder Diabetes Counselling Online   Remember nobody’s winning and nobody’s losing, we are all just bumbling along trying to have a life. Just take moments today to breeeeathe in and breeeeathe out xx Helen E         Food and mental health are closely connected   Published by Helen Edwards· 4 June…

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Glucose Levels – the Effects of other Hormones

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Living with diabetes is hard work. Understanding the changes in your blood glucose level can be frustrating and can lead to burnout. Here’s some information that is not often discussed when the subject of blood glucose level is raised with health care professionals. There are other hormones other than insulin that affect the blood sugar levels…

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Diabetes and Behaviour Change

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You’ve just been diagnosed with diabetes, and you are overwhelmed by the changes that your health care professionals are advising you to make. Have you considered writing yourself a care plan, taking just one step at a time towards the ultimate diabetes self care plan ? Diabetes Self Management Education (DSME) involves the interaction of…

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Practical Tips for Label Reading

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My very first blog for Diabetes Counselling Online was written on label reading because as a dietitian I have found it is such a popular topic with clients, to help them be clear on how to make healthier food choices when shopping. To help demonstrate the points made in that first blog, I thought we’d take…

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Diabetes and Wellbeing: You can’t always get what you want

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Diabetes and wellbeing is tricky and you can’t always get what you want! Here is a great reminder from guest blogger, Georgia Helen xx Guest Post by Georgia It seems sometimes that no matter what you do, things never go as expected. Yes I am talking about diabetes care. And yes I know I must…

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Sleep ’tis a gentle thing..

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Oh Sleep..’tis a gentle thing, belov’d from pole to pole..   Our occasional blogger, Dave Barnes, has shared his thoughts on the ‘night life’ experienced by most people living with type 1 diabetes: the lack of sleep, the various physical needs that must be attended to through the night, the impossibility of an uninterrupted night’s…

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About Us

Diabetes Counselling Online is for all people living with all types of diabetes, their families and friends. Our aim is to connect you to a better quality of life.

We have been online since 2001 supporting people all over the world.

We are a not for profit, gift deductible charity. We were the first and still the only organisation in Australia offering free online counselling support to all people with diabetes.

Medical Advice

Diabetes Counselling Online Inc does not give personal medical advice. Information on this site should not be used for diagnosing or treating diabetes. Nor should information found here take the place of the advice of your doctor or medical team. Always see your diabetes specialist if you have concerns about your diabetes care.

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