Organisations, including services and resources available
Diabetes Australia Victoria is a peak consumer organisation offering health promotion, written information, super market tours, advocacy, type 1 information and support worker and specific community based support groups, community networks, diabetes nurse educators, products for purchase, nutrition advice and linkages to community based services.
570 Elizabeth street, Melbourne 3000
Tel: 1300 136 588 or 03 9667 1777
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation provides a school visiting service to help school staff with the information and confidence to cope with students with diabetes. JDRF provides a brochure called ‘A child with Diabetes in your care’ which is useful to teachers and others carers and a flip chart ‘ Diabetes Information’. There is also a range of other materials available for use in classrooms to explain diabetes to students.
Level 1, 141 Cecil Street, South Melbourne 3205
Tel: 03 9696 3866
Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne offers treatment and care for children, young people and their family members with Diabetes. Paediatric Endocrinologists and nurse educators help with all aspects of living with Diabetes. There are also inservices for teachers and carers throughout the year, including DVDs on diabetes at school.
Tel: 03 9345 5951
Flemington Road, Parkville 3052
The Centre for Hormone Research
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne conducts medical and scientific research into diabetes in childhood.
Tel: 03 9345 5522
Monash Medical Centre offers treatment and care for children, young people and their family members with diabetes. Paediatric Endocrinologists and nurse educators help with all aspects of living with diabetes.
Tel: 03 9594 6666
246 Clayton Road, Clayton 3168
Health Services Commissioner of Victoria
If you want to complain about a health service, bring a complaint against a health service provider or lodge any complaint.
Complaints and information 30th Floor, 570 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000
Tel: 03 8601 5200 Toll Free: 1800 136 066
Reading, including links to downloadable documents
DVD & CD Rom
Diabetes Basics: a teacher’s guide to type 1 diabetes. This resource provides teachers with a basic understanding of type 1 diabetes and assists schools with practical ways to keep students safe while in the school’s care.
Caring for Diabetes in Children & Adolescents http://www.wch.org.au/diabetes_manual/index.cfm?doc_id=2352
Guthrie, DW, Bartsocas C. Jarroz-Chabot, P Psychosocial Issues for Children and Adolescents with Diabetes: An Overview and Recommendations. Diabetes Spectrum Vol 16,n1, 2003 pp7-12
Speaking From Experience -Young People with Diabetes. Personal perspectives on medical and social issues. This Victorian produced 41 minute video has parents and young people themselves offering candid accounts of their experiences surrounding diagnosis, management, insulin, lifestyle changes, hypos, school and their thoughts for the future. Contact speaking from experience Tel: Freecall 1800 603 333
Keep your life online– teenagers and young adults living positively with diabetes http://www.rch.unimelb.edu.au/diabetes/index.cfm?doc_id=1107
Here we go ’round the Mulberry bush – positive parenting of toddlers with diabetes http://www.rch.unimelb.edu.au/diabetes/index.cfm?doc_id=1107