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Diabetes Week

Overcoming diabetes related stigmas

Did you know that 1 in 18 Australians live with diabetes1? For these Australian’s, diabetes doesn’t quit. Whether you are newly diagnosed or have been living with diabetes for some time, diabetes can feel complex at times and for some, may have experienced diabetes related stigmas through their journey.  Here’s a closer look at some ways that you can overcome diabetes related stigmas in your own diabetes management while also changing the way people around you view diabetes. Talk to like-minded people. Join an online peer support community or a group education session....

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Fine-tuning insulin pump therapy to match your lifestyle

Today’s insulin pumps have made considerable progress from when they were first made available. With settings for long, leisurely meals and bursts of physical activity, you can give your body the insulin you need when you need it. Think you're ready? Talk to your healthcare professional or diabetes specialist about putting these advanced features to work for you. Precise hourly basal rates. We talk about a continuous dose of insulin, but really, you can work with your healthcare professional and set your background dose to change throughout the day and night. For example, you can increase your early...

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4 good reasons to consider an insulin pump

Like many questions, to “pump or not to pump” has multiple correct answers. It’s an important tool in diabetes management and if you're thinking about making a switch to an insulin pump, we recommend discussing these points with your diabetes healthcare team. Blood glucose control. Because an insulin pump can more closely mimic the way a healthy pancreas delivers insulin, using an insulin pump can help to improve blood glucose control and reduce episodes of low blood glucose.1 With an insulin pump, insulin dosing can be more closely matched to activity and lifestyle needs throughout the day,...

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