Websites and resources for adults living with T1D

Websites and resources

Check out the helpful list of websites and resources mentioned in Straight to the Point, our must-have guide for adults living with type 1 diabetes (T1D).  

Diabetes organisations

JDRF Australia
Australian Diabetes Educators Association
Australian Diabetes Society (ADS)
Diabetes Australia
DiaTribe
International Diabetes Federation
National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS)

Government agencies

Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care 
Australian Government Private Health Insurance Ombudsman (with private health cover comparison tool)
Australian Government Smart Travel
Medicare (or phone 13 20 11)
National Disability Insurance Agency

Online communities

Online groups of people living with T1D can offer lots of support and helpful advice.  You can also check out JDRF’s peer support program.

JDRF Australia’s group for adults with T1D
JDRF Australia’s group for teens and young adults up to 24 with T1D
JDRF International’s forum
• Search on Facebook to find your local and state-based groups

Health and lifestyle

Driving

AustRoads’ Assessing Fitness To Drive
Driving with diabetes
Emergency ID Australia

Exercise

JDRF videos on how exercise can affect your blood glucose levels
Diabetes UK’s information on exercise

Food

Calorie King Australia (carbohydrate and nutrition listings)
Coeliac Australia
Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA)
The University of Sydney’s Glycemic Index Research (including GI database)
Traffic Light Carbohydrate Counter
• You can also search for carb counters on the App Store and Google Play

Mental health and wellbeing

Many of these services and organisations offer phone support and online chat options. Visit their websites to learn more.
Beyond Blue
Black Dog Institute
Butterfly Foundation (support for eating disorders and body image issues)
Lifeline
SANE Australia

Pregnancy and birth

Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society
NDSS information on pregnancy

Research

JDRF Australia clinical trials
JDRF Australia research
JDRF International
Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet

Teens and young adults

Headspace
NDSS Diabetes Youth Zone
Reach Out