Connecting People With Diabetes
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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.

Grab our diabetes Apps!

Books, children's toys & more to support your life with diabetes

We have created a number of books, ebooks & soft toys to help you and your child live better with diabetes. You can also buy our gorgeous Diabeadies

Diabetes Minder

Grab our Diabetes Minder App on Google Play  and The Apple Store

Our diabetes diary comes with a difference - it is all about how stress impacts your diabetes and your health. Rate your stress levels & record them alongside your BGL, which can help you to see how much stress impacts on your diabetes control.This can be displayed as a graph, chart or list.

Information about mindfulness, meditation and relaxation is included to help you to reduce your stress & have better diabetes control. You can link through to our diabetes forums and groups on Facebook.

Easily share your blood glucose results & diabetes charts with your doctor via email straight from the App. As an added "Minder" we have added a REminder function to add important reminders.



Diabetes Pregnancy Pal

Grab our Diabetes Pregnancy Pal App in the Google Play and The Apple Store. 

Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, Diabetes Pregnancy Pal is for you. Pulling all the information together in one spot, it takes you from pre pregnancy through to going home as a new mum.

The APP offers information about your health, understanding diabetes & pregnancy, your baby, health care professionals & the importance of relationships with loved ones & other women with diabetes.

Written by people who live with diabetes and diabetes experts, you will find all you need to know in the one place when it comes to managing diabetes & pregnancy.

Support for pregnancy and diabetes

Are you pregnant or planning a pregnancy and living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes? 

Women with diabetes have higher risks for them and their baby, and lots to consider. We have released a mobile App "Diabetes Pregnancy Pal" which you can find on the App Store and Google Play. Read more about planning and managing pregnancy and diabetes here.


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Food and diabetes

Food provides us with the energy to live life, and is vital for our wellbeing – affecting both body and mind. When you have diabetes this can get much harder to manage.

Read more about managing food and diabetes here and join our fabulous diabetes and food group on Facebook

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Welcome lovely! Hi I am Helen, the founder of Diabetes Counselling Online. We are so pleased to see you!

We are here to help you create a happier healthier life with diabetes. I offer consultancy on social media, interiors & lifestyle. I am a passionate advocate for human rights, wellbeing & health, sharing resources and caring for our precious planet.

Come join us and tell us all about you.

I have lived with type 1 diabetes since 1979. I have worked as a diabetes educator & specialist in diabetes & mental health for over 15 years. Here you will find all you need to know about life with diabetes, as well as our blog, facebook support groups and more.

Sign up to our newsletter to get all the best bits of the blog delivered straight to your inbox, as well as updates about what's happening in diabetes land! Hop into our store for some great e books, children's Diabetes Dino packs & our gorgeous Diabeadies. We look forward to communicating & connecting for better wellbeing in life with diabetes xx

Join our Facebook Support groups

At Diabetes Counselling Online we believe strongly that the connections between people are critical to their diabetes management. Our motto is “communicating and connecting”.

There are now a number of ways you can make connections with each other in our Facebook page and groups.



By the way, I just read it (Diabetes Can't Stop Me)it to my 5 year old son. He stopped me half way through the book and said "just because he has diabetes, he can still do all that fun stuff!" Gotta love his attitude!

 Thanks again, and congratulation on the book!

- Jade

Firstly I just wanted to express to you my appreciation for the helpful advice and support you have given me since I joined your programme, I appreciate very much your kindness and caring. Thank you too for putting me in touch with Helen, our regular exchange of emails has helped me deal with a lot of issues surrounding the way I manage my condition and I am very appreciative of that too.

- Jane

It has been good to connect with you as it puts things more in perspective and acts as a bit of a reality check.

                                                                                                                - Nigel

Got it (the Diabetes Pregnancy Pal" App) on the weekend, it is excellent and a " go to" for info!

                                                                                                 - Mary

What's new here

Our Blog- Connecting People with Diabetes

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


+-*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..


+-*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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Psychological Insulin Resistance


+-*One of the main conclusions the United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS) investigators themselves have drawn from their findings is that combinations of treatments will routinely be needed for type 2 diabetes. It proved that glycemic control limits retinopathy (and probably other microvascular complications) as much for type 2 diabetic patients as had previously been…

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Longer term health prospects with diabetes and grains


+-*It’s been more than a year since I wrote about grains. Recently there has been a research push involving grains and microbiota that people with diabetes should really know about for cardiovascular health, insulin resistance management and improved mortality. The Dietitians Association of Australia’s (DAA) annual conference was held in Perth last week, and there…

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Advocate! It's about sharing our strength

Give Happy Live Happy: Celebrating our #Volunteers


+-*Every day we support thousands of people here and in the Social media platforms of Facebook, Twitter etc. As we have a very small staff, we rely on many Volunteers who support us in a range of ways. Some help with fund raising, others provide Peer support, and others provide Professional support above and beyond…

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Insulin Use: Basic Self Adjustment Strategies


+-*When first diagnosed with diabetes type 1, or when moving onto insulin treatment as a people living with type 2 diabetes, frequent dosage adjustments are necessary to achieve safe and effective insulin therapy. “However, a controversy surrounds the pertinent clinical parameters required to make effective and safe insulin titrations. We hypothesize that glucose readings are…

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Keeping it inside – Diabetes Blog Week 2015


+-*It’s Diabetes Blog Week! I participated in this a few years back and am going to try and add a few this week, although I can’t commit to one every day! Thanks to Karen from Bitter~Sweet Diabetes who is the creator of this event. It’s a great way for you to find other diabetes bloggers from…

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From Little Things Big Things Grow


+-*In my experience working in a large Sydney teaching hospital as a diabetes educator most people I met as an inpatient (in hospital for any reason and having at some time in the past diagnosed with diabetes) had limited or no self management education about diabetes. Visits with our health care professionals (especially after only…

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The fear of sleep with diabetes


+-*Guest post from Georgia It’s hard to explain the immense fear of going to sleep some nights. No matter what your most recent Blood Glucose Level (BGL) was, there is always that massive cloud of the ‘unknown’ hovering over you at night. Sometimes I don’t freak out, most of the time I don’t and we…

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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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