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 on line 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 support groups
The Telethon 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).
|Online||YWAIT (Young Western Australian Insulin Takers)
18-30 year olds, but all are welcome.
Online support on Facebook.
Meet up socially, also hold occasional events
|Online||WAIT (Western Australian Insulin Takers)
30+ year olds, but all are welcome.
Online support on Facebook.
Meet up socially, also hold occasional events.
Phone: 0432 955 616
|Online||myD – Young adults with type 1
Facebook page for young people with type 1 diabetes
|Visit myD (external link).|
|Northern metro||Parents of children with type 1
Meets regularly at different locations.
Children welcome to attend.
Phone: 0410 556 935
Mixed support groups: type 1 and type 2 diabetes
|Bridgetown||Diabetes Support Group
Meetings 10.00am on first Tuesday of the month at the Old Convent.
Phone: 9761 4208
|Broome||Diabetes Support Group
Monthly meetings for people with diabetes, friends and relatives.
|Terri or Bernadette at BOAB Health Service
Phone: 9192 7888
|Osborne Park and Innaloo
|Diabetes Support Group
Meet at 9.30am on the fourth Thursday of month at the Innaloo Sportsman’s Club.
Phone: 9204 1510
|Rockingham||Diabetes Support Group
Monthly meetings at local cafe.
Phone: 9527 3850
|Yanchep and Two Rocks area||Diabetes Support Group
Meetings at 10.00am on 3rd Wednesday of month
Phone: 9561 1174
Special support groups
Support group for people with Peripheral Neuropathy.
- Meets on the second Monday of the month in Nedlands.
- Phone June Gascoigne on 9296 7190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Diabetes Counselling offers group counselling and support via Facebook.