Resources

Manage Your Diabetes

Diabetes Information Booklets and Ebooks

Here you will find information booklets and ebooks that deal with certain aspects of diabetes in more detail. These resources are from Diabetes WA and the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) and can be downloaded and printed out.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for or you have a question that isn’t answered here, call our Diabetes WA Information and Advice Line on 1300 136 588.

Insulin pumps

I’m considering an insulin pump (PDF 2.5MB). This is a detailed guide on insulin pumps and pump therapy for people with type 1 diabetes.

Lifestyle choices and health issues

Alcohol and type 1 diabetes (PDF 927.4KB). A resource for young people living with type 1 diabetes that discusses alcohol and how it can affect your body.

Drug use and type 1 diabetes (PDF 683.1KB). This resource is aimed at young people with type 1 diabetes, and discusses how different drugs (for example alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana) can affect your body and diabetes management.

Diabetes and eating disorders (PDF 518.4KB). Eating disorders are a considerable issue among people living with diabetes, especially type 1 diabetes. This resource has been developed for young people with type 1 diabetes and their families. It explains the different types of eating disorders, what effects it can have on diabetes management and where you can get help.

Travelling and type 1 diabetes (PDF 732.2KB). This resource provides all the information you need to know before you book your next holiday.

Diabetes and driving (PDF 721.3KB). This booklet gives advices on the extra precautions you need to take to stay safe on the road.

Healthy eating – A guide for older people living with diabetes (external site). This ebook provides general information on how older people can make every bite as nutritious as possible.

Pregnancy and diabetes

Type 1 diabetes and pregnancy – having a healthy baby (external site). This ebook is for women with type 1 diabetes who are planning a pregnancy now or in the future. It provides information on preparing for pregnancy and how to manage your diabetes during pregnancy and after the birth.

Can I Have a Healthy Baby? (PDF 5.18MB). This resource is for women with type 1 or 2 diabetes who are pregnant or want to become pregnant. It contains information and advices about planning a pregnancy and staying healthy for the duration of the pregnancy.

Gestational diabetes – caring for yourself and your baby (external site). This ebook provides comprehensive information about gestational diabetes (GDM), its management and where to get help. All women who have been diagnosed with GDM will receive a copy of this ebook on registering with the NDSS National Gestational Diabetes Register.

This resource is also available in Arabic, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Turkish and Vietnamese. These versions can be accessed via the NDSS Multicultural Diabetes Portal (external site).

Life after gestational diabetes (external site). This ebook is designed to help women who have had gestational diabetes to take steps to reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the future.

This resource is also available in Arabic, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Turkish and Vietnamese. These versions can be accessed via the NDSS Multicultural Diabetes Portal (external site).

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