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Diabetes is a chronic condition that is common in Australia and around the world. It is a serious condition that can affect quality of life.

For our bodies to work, we need to convert glucose (sugar) from food into energy. People with diabetes can’t convert sugar to energy efficiently. This leads to high levels of sugar in the blood, called hyperglycaemia.

Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, controls our blood sugar levels. Diabetes occurs when your pancreas cannot produce enough insulin or your body becomes resistant to insulin.
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The peak national medical and scientific body in Australia for diabetes.

A professional body established to advance clinical and scientific knowledge of diabetes in pregnancy, to encourage dissemination of this knowledge and to foster collaboration with other regional societies interested in diabetes in pregnancy. 

The professional body representing paediatric endocrinology in Australasia and committed to high standards of clinical care, advocacy, education, stakeholder relationships and research in paediatric endocrinology.

The national body for people affected by all types of diabetes and those at risk, with a focus on diabetes leadership, prevention, management, and research. Diabetes Australia works in partnership with health professionals and services, researchers, communities and governments to reduce the impact of diabetes on the Australian community.

The peak body for people with diabetes in Queensland, providing education, advice, ongoing support and advocacy to Queensland residents living with diabetes.

Aims to enhance the capacity of people with diabetes to understand and self-manage their life with diabetes and assist with their access to services, support, and subsidised diabetes products.

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31 August 2020
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