Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) to cover Diabetes WA membership
Since 1 July 2018, to support eligible Western Australian ex-service men and women living with diabetes, DVA pays for them to join Diabetes WA as a member.
The new arrangement is a preventative health measure to support veterans with diabetes to better understand and manage their overall health and reduce the risk of further complications.
Diabetes WA has tailored a membership package specifically designed to benefit DVA Gold and White Cardholders, to keep members up-to-date with the latest diabetes information, advice, research, news and events.
Education and self-management of diabetes can help reduce the number of visits and stays in hospital, and minimise a variety of health complications, such as:
- heart attack
- hearing and vision loss
- limb amputation
- mental health issues.
What is the cost of my Diabetes WA DVA membership?
There is no cost if you hold a DVA Gold or White Health Card. The cost will be covered by DVA.
What benefits will my membership provide?
DVA membership to Diabetes WA will provide access to:
- Diabetes Matters, a quarterly magazine delivered straight to your door in December, March, June & September
- Workshops, education programs and support groups where people living with diabetes can meet others in a supportive community
- Diabetes WA Member discounts and give-aways
- ShopRite (external link) – discount buying service exclusive to Diabetes WA members
- A booklet developed specifically for DVA clients
Who is eligible for a Diabetes WA membership?
DVA clients with a Gold or White Health Card are eligible.
Where will I find workshops in my area?
Please refer to our workshop calendar for further details on our group education information, workshops and events. Please note new workshops are regularly added. If you would like to find out which type of workshop suits you best, please read out workshop guide.
How do I contact Diabetes WA?
Can my membership be transferred interstate?
Yes, we can transfer your membership between other states but there are some conditions that apply. Call 1300 001 880 to find out more.
What if I am already a member of Diabetes WA, and I hold an eligible DVA card?
If you have recently paid for your Diabetes WA membership then you have the option of donating your membership fee to Diabetes WA, for us to put back into supporting and educating people living with, or at risk of diabetes. Alternatively, you can request a full refund – please email us at Membership@diabeteswa.com.au.