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Diabetes support groups in Western Australia

A diabetes support group is a group of people with diabetes, who regularly get together to share information, experiences and knowledge. Some groups provide online support.

Group members support each other and work together to improve each other’s quality of life.

In most instances, the support groups are led by individuals living with diabetes rather than diabetes educators or other health professionals. Being part of a support group and receiving advice is complementary to professional care.

 

Type 1 diabetes support groups

The Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre supports children and their families to face the challenges of type 1 diabetes with confidence. The facility has many uses: meeting place, education space, diabetes clinic, chill-out space for adolescents, and a place to play. Contact the centre on 9446 6446 or visit the website (external link).

Area Group Contact
Online myD Group – Young adults with type 1

Specific Facebook page for young people with type 1 diabetes.

Visit myD (External link)
Online WAIT (Western Australian Insulin Takers)

30+ year olds, but all are welcome. Online support on Facebook. Meet up socially, also hold occasional events.

Julie-Anne Watson

Phone: 0439 288 879

Email: westernaustralianinsulintakers
@yahoo.com.au

Online Type 1 Family Centre Parents

Closed Facebook support group for parents or primary carers of young people with type 1 diabetes.

Visit the Facebook group (external link).
Online Type 1 Diabetes and Pregnancy – Bump, Baby and Beyond (Australian women)

Closed Facebook support group for Australian women living with type 1 diabetes and pregnancy.

Jessica Ward (Perth contact)

Email: jessiw79@hotmail.com

Visit the Facebook group (external link).

 Online WA Parents and Carers of T1 Children Social Events

Closed Facebook support group for carers and adults with type 1 diabetes. Meets up socially and holds occasional events.

Jaclyn Workman

Visit the Facebook group (external link).

 Online Type 1 Family Centre

Closed Facebook support group for adults with type 1 diabetes.

Visit the Facebook group (external link).

Type 2 diabetes support groups

Area Group Contact
Online DESMOND Diabetes Support Group

Closed Facebook support group for people in WA living with type 2 diabetes who have attended a DESMOND workshop.

Visit the Facebook group (external link).
Armadale Armadale Diabetes Face 2 Face Support Group

Meet once a month on the fourth Friday of the month. First meeting 22 March 2019 at 1pm at the Armadale Library in their meeting room.

Zara Secker

Phone: 0425 358 233

Email: zarasecker@gmail.com

 

Mixed support groups: type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Area Group Contact
Bridgetown Diabetes Support Group

Meetings 10.00am on the first Tuesday of the month at the Old Convent.

Joyce Ingram
Phone: 9761 4208
Rockingham Diabetes Support Group

Monthly meetings at Spill the Beach Café, Rockingham.

To find out when the next one is coming up please contact June Streeter.

June Streeter

Phone: 9527 3850

Email: junehs@bigpond.com

Yanchep and Two Rocks area Diabetes Support Group

Meetings at 10.00am on the third Wednesday of the month. 

June Sims

Phone: 9561 1174

Email: ljsims@bigpond.com

Perth Young Adult Diabetes Committee

For young adults aged between 16 -35 living with diabetes.
Meets bi-monthly.
Meets at CCYP, 1 Alvan Rd, Subiaco

Phone: 6110 0570

Email: yadc@perthdiabetescare.com.au

Special support groups

Area Group Contact
Nedlands Support group for people with Peripheral Neuropathy

Meets on the second Monday of the month at the Niche in Nedlands (Passmore Room)

Phone June or Ron Gascoigne on 9296 7190 or email junegascoigne@westnet.com.au for further information and next meeting date.

For more information on each support group, we encourage you to contact the support group leader.

Starting a support group

To register your support group, or your interest in starting a support group, please email the Diabetes WA community relations team or call us on 1300 001 880.

We can provide you with resources to help you start a group and promote your contact details to other interested parties.

Support group resources

Support Groups Association WA Inc is the peak body for self help and support groups in WA.

Your Diabetes Hub is an archive of blog posts, articles and information deriving from a website called Diabetes Counselling Online which is not active anymore but the articles are still accessible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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