No matter what stage you are at on your health journey, Diabetes WA is here for you.
We work in the community to educate, inform and support people at risk of, living with and affected by diabetes. We:
- provide essential diabetes-related products
- provide a range of education programs and support services for individuals affected by the condition
- run special Kids Camps for children with type 1 diabetes to help them gain confidence in self-management
- raise awareness of the impact of all types of diabetes by participating in major campaigns such as National Diabetes Week and World Diabetes Day
- provide community and workplace education and training to reduce the impact of diabetes
- advocate on behalf of people with diabetes to eliminate unfair practices and stigma
- provide resources, information and training opportunities for health professionals
- represent a membership of more than 10,000 West Australians affected by this condition
- run the Diabetes WA Foundation which funds a range of solutions-based community programs that aim to prevent or mitigate the impact of diabetes
- raise vital funds for research into diabetes.
This important work cannot be achieved alone. It is through the generosity and support of the WA community that we are able to ensure this work is delivered and sustained for the future.
Advocacy is defined as speaking on behalf of or in support of another person or policy.
Like other diabetes organisations around the world, Diabetes WA is committed to working with researchers and research institutions to enhance quality of life for all people living with diabetes.
DIABETES WA FOUNDATION
Launched in 2013, the Diabetes WA Foundation funds a wide range of ‘real world’ solutions to the multiple & complex challenges posed by diabetes.