Supporting the WA
diabetes community
Founded in 1965, Diabetes WA is the peak body and voice of diabetes in Western Australia.
Free education available
Diabetes WA runs a number of information sessions and group education courses on a regular basis
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Welcome to Diabetes WA

Here for your health journey


A condition where your blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough for you to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system destroys healthy cells in the pancreas and stops it from producing insulin.

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a progressive condition where the body does still produce some insulin, but it is either ineffective or there is not enough of it.

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes mellitus is a form of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy and usually goes away after the baby is born.

What’s on

We always have a variety of information sessions that are being conducted on a regular basis for people living with diabetes or supporters of them. These regular sessions include DESMOND, Reconnecting With Diabetes, DAFNE and all our ‘Smart’ programs (MedSmart, MeterSmart, FootSmart, ShopSmart and CarbSmart).

november, 2017

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thu23nov8:30 am- 12:30 pmWalking Away from Diabetes (Karratha)8:30 am - 12:30 pm Karratha, Western Australia

thu23nov9:00 am- 4:00 pmDESMOND (Lake Grace)9:00 am - 4:00 pm Lake Grace, Western Australia

sat25nov12:05 am- 12:05 amDESMOND12:05 am - 12:05 am Belmont, Western Australia

mon27nov10:00 am- 12:00 pmMedSmart10:00 am - 12:00 pm MelvilleMelville

tue28nov1:30 pm- 3:30 pmShopSmart1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Fremantle, Western Australia

wed29nov8:30 am- 12:00 pmWalking Away from Diabetes (South Hedland)8:30 am - 12:00 pm South Hedland

DESMOND brings patient-centred care to life.

DESMOND is: Diabetes Education and Self-Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed.

The program is an evidence based workshop designed to support people living with type 2 diabetes. The program recognises that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to diabetes management. It is intended to provide your patients with a welcoming and non-judgemental space. Here they can plan how they would like to manage their diabetes.

For more information about DESMOND contact

Did you know?

People are living with diabetes in Western Australia
0 %
of hospital admissions Western Australia are diabetes-related
People are diagnosed with diabetes each day in WA
People will develop diabetes every year

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