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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 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).

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

M: 0439 288 879

Email: westernaustralianinsulintakers
@yahoo.com.au

Online Telethon 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)

E: jessiw79@hotmail.com

Visit the Facebook group (external link).

 Online T1 Carers & Adults Night’s Out

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).

Mixed support groups: type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Bridgetown Diabetes Support Group

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

 

Joyce Ingram

Phone: 9761 4208

North Perth Diabetes Support Group

Meetings 9.30am on the fourth Thursday of the month at the Innaloo Sportsman’s Club.

Gwen Stonehouse

Phone: 9204 1510

E: jvarisch@yahoo.com.au

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

Special support groups

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.

Diabetes Counselling offers group counselling and support via Facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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