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This website was developed for Indigenous people by Indigenous people. From the outset we wanted Indigenous people with diabetes and their families to come to the website and think 'deadly, this was made for us by our own mob'. The design intention was to provide information on living well for people with type 2 diabetes based on Diabetes Australia's 'ten points to healthy living'. After initial investigations the designers of this page found an abundance of web based information for people with diabetes but limited information designed for Indigenous people about the practicalities of living well with diabetes. As one person with diabetes said to us 'the doctor told me what I had to do and gave me pamphlets but it wasn't until I yarned up to someone who was like me that I really understood what I needed to do and how I could do it'.

We aimed for a peer-to-peer narrative based web site that outlined the challenges and successes of the interviewees, with the aim of using the internet as a tool to share these intimate stories. Many people with type 2 diabetes know what they should be doing to manage a healthy lifestyle. We aimed to supplement this information with practical realities rather than just providing diabetes management information, such a brochure. We wanted to map where and when Indigenous people with type 2 diabetes struggled in daily management and what were the successful strategies they deployed. It is our understanding that diabetes, although a medical condition, is also a social and cultural experience, and that the voice of Indigenous people with type 2 diabetes needed to be shared. The use of narrative is central to the web page, indicative to the use of narrative as a cultural method of knowledge sharing in communities to share skills, history and stories. We hope you enjoy using this website as much as we enjoyed making it.


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Videos

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Appointments

Maggie - Keeping track of appointments

Maggie: I keep track of when he's gotta go, remind him to ring the health service the day before an appointment and check they've got him down for a pick-up and, yeah, manage it.
Jim: Plus you can talk to Dr. Dick and understand him - you have to be able to understand your doctor.

Jim - Get the right medication & take it

Diabetes is a sneaky disease, it sneaks up on ya - I copped it at forty, I was on the medication for twenty years, nearly twenty years, now I'm on the insulin and over the years it does sneak up and you're getting worse and worse every year. If you've got the wrong medication you're stuffed, if you've got the right medication and you take it and you try and live by all the rules of eating right and stuff like that, it's cool, but without it you're gonna go downhill fast and you'll fell it in your body. That's it.

Ed - Fitting in work and going to the doctor

I try to keep all my medical appointments, it's very hard with work cause I'm working full time, what I tend to do now, I'll build up flex leave to take time off to go to those medical appointments without impacting on my personal leave. My manager, my Indigenous services manager, he was not only supporting me but he culturally understood what was happening with me.

Dolly - Nurse visits

Nurse comes here every morning and it's getting me back on track - they're only coming for six weeks just to make sure that I get back into really testing my sugar levels in the morning and evening, cause before I wasn't I was staring to - they say there's depression with diabetes, it's true, it does. You sort of get in that depression mood and you just don't wanna do it. But then when you've got people telling you how important it is, well you just do it. Cause they really tell you how important it is, what happens to your body if you don't take your insulin properly.
Cause I did have depression badly back in '97 I got - my daughter was murdered so that stepped me back heaps and coming back to Melbourne and gettin' used to going to doctors and that it's really helped me. Sort of accepting life a bit more different 'cause before I just didn't think about it.


Exercise

Dolly - Walking the dog

Um, I gotta go this way they tell me cause the rivers down this way, he loves swimming - he's my nephew's dog, he's come to squat with me for a while, yeah he has to be walked, so I walk him for about half and hour to an hour. See who gets tired first, me or the dog?

Jac - I said I have to change myself

Um I used to sit on my bum -then I said 'ok I have to change myself' then in a couple of weeks when I went to the doctor I changed everything around. I'm walking more, I'm exercising more, I'm playing around with my nieces and nephews more, I take my nieces and nephews to the park. I'm doing a lot more excercise.

Maggie - Welding is excercise

Maggie: Oh, now he's getting some excercise once a week he goes to his brothers and he helps him cut steel and weld.
Jim: Thank-you
Maggie: And actually he has noticed when he does that his blood sugars lower cause he's doing something.

Ed - Having the dogs is an incentive to walk

Tonight I'm planning on going for a walk down to the creek with my dogs -and that'll usually take about 30 minutes. Having the dogs as well gives me an incentive to go out and do the walking. I mean I'm trying to lose weight, and to lose weight means I gotta excercise, so if I'm walking that means I'm achieving that. But it's not an achievement, like a huge - it's just my own personal goal setting.

Swimming - excercise with a group can be fun

And you've been told to exercise 30 minutes every day. That's a lot to do you think? No, you can come and join in our exercise groups we run, you can join in walking groups with your local community, you know, you can just hop off your couch and go for a walk around in the garden outside, do some gardening, take a walk down the street, grab your dog go for a walk. Just little things like getting up, sitting out of your chair and sitting back in. Make sure it's fun and you enjoy it and you can make up your 30 minutes up easily.


Feeling Good

Dolly - Look forward, not backwards

You do get depressed and it comes so quick, you don't get a warning that you're gonna get depressed, it just comes natural and when that happens for me I sorta stop and think for a little while, you know, what's around me, who's around me and so that I can look forward and not backwards so, so yeah.

Jim - The grandkids

There is chocolate frogs, I'd love to have one but I think to myself, 'look, they're for the grandkids', you know. I've got eight grandkids - I love 'em all and I want to see them grow up.

Jac - A positive outlook

I nearly lost everybody about four months ago when I was nasty, I was over weight. I didn't feel like there was no-body there to support me, for me, Then I changed everything around -now I've got all my friends are supporting me, all my family's supporting me. So if you have a negative outlook on your life then everybody's going to have a negative outlook on everybody's life. If you have a positive outlook on your life then everybody's going to have a positive outlook on your life as well, that's what I think.


Alcohol

Dolly - Drinking didn't agree with my diabetes

Probably been about a year, or probably seven months I haven't had a drink. 'Cause I found it was... it didn't agree with me, you know, with my sugars and that and my diabetes, it didn't help to add another problem to my life, so I soon stopped that. I just say no that's all, just no say cause it's no good for my health.

Ed - Watching the sugars in mixed drinks (Mixed drinks)

I don't drink a lot of spirits or anything like that -I do prefer them over beer, I don't like the taste of beer that much, does that sound a bit un Aussie? I prefer things like a Bundaberg rum or a bourbon or something like that, but I know that I shouldn't have too much of that because the sugar as well - there's a lot of sugar in the spirit as well as in the coke.

Jac - Drinking and health

I ended up getting an ulcer from just having, well not having one can, I used to be a very heavy drinker about five months ago and I ended up getting an ulcer in my stomach from drinking heaps of alcohol. And then I ended up thinking to myself, 'oh no, like what am I going to do for preventing this ulcer to get any worse?' I stopped drinking completely, my ulcer's nearly gone in my stomach, it's probably gone down to the size of a nut.

Jim - Go for a drink without getting drunk

You can go for a social drink without getting drunk. These drinks that have got whiskey and coke, forget it, it just throws your blood sugar right out. But with a beer I can have a couple of beers and I'm still ok, and I'm under .05 so I haven't got the jacks bothering me.


Food

Dolly - I keep away from the greasy food

I've changed my diet heaps, I've gotta keep away from the greasy food. It's really hard being a diabetic, but you sort of try to adapt your life around it. I still eat normal meals but you just sort of dish yours out a bit different. It's a bit hard keeping up to it, but you try your best to do it.

Ed - There's so much to choose from

We live in a really good country where we have so much variety of food and lifestyle - and I think that's probably why a lot of us are getting diabetic as well.

Jim - The itchy scratchies

There's a difference between the right food and the wrong food. The wrong food I get the itchy scratchies - I break out in sweats, I get headaches. The right food I seem to come down to normal and things are like before I got diabetes.

Ed - Breakfast, lunch and dinner

I find that in the morning I'll have, I know I'm not supposed to but I usually have a glass of juice, I like a glass of juice in the morning particularly when I'm taking my medication. I usually have a bowl of cereal. I used to have the full cream, I have skim milk now. For lunch I will go and have a whole grain or multi grain sandwich and in the evening something light as well. I usually try to eat fruit each day, on a good day as well. But I've been told that if I eat too many of them that it increases my sugar so I've gotta be careful of how much fruit I have as well.

Jim - Why should it happen to me?

I get pissed off, why should it happen to me? But then I think to me-self have a look at the Koorie people who are around that have been eating gubba stuff over a 200 year period, no wonder we're all bloody dying. And it does, it gets annoying and I do get resentful. But you can't blame people for it, it's just the way the world is at the moment, you know.

Jac - Monday to Sunday healthy heaps

Now Monday to Sunday I eat healthy heaps - salads, chops. I have a well-cooked meal every time I go home, mum cooks me a well-cooked meal. I eat it - vegetables - I'm drinking heaps of water. I'm cutting down on my coffee... sugar - I cut out sugar and full cream milk, that's what the doctor told me and I'm losing weight.


Smoking

Dolly - I just stopped myself

When I was going through a depression it was hard, I was really smoking a lot, a lot - I sort of walked away from that, you know cause I started to realize then that coming to terms with the loss of my daughter you sort of turn your life around a bit and look at what you've got on earth, so yeah. I just stopped myself. Even though I think I'll have one here and there it's still no good, you know, you've got to fully give up.

Jac - I ended up saying no. An achievement

My friends were big instigators when I was eighteen -I ended up saying no to smoking all together. I used to smoke once, it was probably two weeks I was smoking and I couldn't afford it. I actually had no money for play lunch or lunch or buying any clothes, what so ever or anything like that. That was it, no smoking for me. Smoking's bad, really bad for you, so you shouldn't smoke.

Ed - I used to get picked on

I used to get picked on at school for not being able to do a drawback - still to this day if somebody gives me a ciggie I go (blow, blow, blow) and I think I don't know how to put it in my lungs, and probably that's a good thing. The doctor asked whether I smoked and he said that I would have died if I had been smoking when I had the heart attack, at that time - cause I was so unfit, I was like the Fat Elvis, it was my Fat Elvis period.

Bronwyn - Likes and dislikes

Things I didn't like about it (smoking) is sometimes the cost and also the smell on my clothes. And I started to have to have an asthma spray, a puffer, and I went to the doctor and the doctor said, yeah well Do you smoke? And I couldn't lie I had to say yes, sometimes I do smoke - he said you have to give up cigarettes cause that's not helping your asthma. For me giving up I had moved, my circumstances changed and I had moved - I moved out of a town I was living in. So I moved from Rockhampton at that time out to Keppel Sands, which was a smaller community some forty k's into town, and so if you ran out of cigarettes you'd have to drive into town if the little corner shop was shut. So I gave up smoking and I didn't use patches and I didn't use any other kind of therapies I just stopped smoking. So I'm very proud of that, yeah.

Summer - Support network

Have a conversation with people around you who have quit or who are quit educators or someone around you as a support network because quitting is difficult, it's not easy, it's an addiction and there are people around you who are willing to support you and are capable of supporting you which may make that quitting much easier.

Summer - Giving up, give it a go

If you're a smoker and you're thinking about giving up just give it a go cause that way you'll learn from that experience and you can have another attempt if you do have a relapse and know next time what works and what doesn't work for you.

Tony - The campaigns

It come to the point where it was either a wake up call where the heart was playing up. I was worried about arteries and everything with the smoking, the campaigns finally got to me. Hearing my daughter always talk about smoking was terrible, wanting me to give up with all these new campaigns and ad's, I guess.

Tony - Smoking and eating

I think smoking for me was the factor of I enjoyed smoking after the meal. Most of all I guess I enjoyed smoking because I didn't eat. If I had a packet of smokes I'd pick up a smoke instead of a -make a sandwich or such.

Sasha - Blood pressure drop

My blood pressure was up to 150 and I gave up (smoking) on that day. Four days later it was down to 120 and the doctor jumped for joy.

Sasha - Smoking and stress

When I'm stressed or upset I could just grab a cigarette and I can just clam myself down. I distract myself just doing something with the kids. I'll start putting music on and just jumping around the house with them. Sometimes we'll go for a walk. For some stupid reason if I'm stressed I go and lock myself in the bathroom and have a shower. It's weird but I know I haven't got smokes there.

Dianne - Starting

Well I started smoking when I was about fourteen and I continued right up into my fifties on and off... more on than off. Well I just realized it was killing me, I was dying, a slow death and I was kidding myself that I wouldn't become a statistic. Well it killed my father, killed my mother... that didn't stop me at the time from smoking but I guess I was in denial.

Dianne - Giving up

Well I guess for me giving up smoking I look at it as an achievement. Like I think that... for me that... like you know, people achieve things, they climb mountains and they... go into the ocean, they become famous film stars and everything... but what a lot of people don't understand is that it's a huge achievement to give up any addiction and especially smoking. So I kinda feel personally like I've achieved something really, really big.


Medicine

Jim - Eyes and art

This is a couple of paintings I done years ago - say about five years ago. These are paintings that I've done in the last three months. As you can see this is all very fine work - and (this painting is) basically not so fine but I'm trying to get it as good as I can, but you can see my eyes are gone. I can no longer do this (fine) sort of work. People are asking me to do this (fine) sort of work but I can't, it has to be the more symbolistic. But as you can see the difference in the work, it's two completely different things, cause that's only over a period of the last five years.

Dolly - Keeping a check on eyes

I explained that I'm getting sort of blurry vision and I do have to have glasses to read close-up. So the doctor really helps me to keep a check on my eyes all the time cause it is true, you do go blind if you don't have your eyes checked, and you get that blurry feeling - I really realize it has effected my eyes cause before I could read a newspaper like say down there, but now I can't, you know its all blurry, so yeah.

Dolly - Regular checkups with the podiatrist

Well my daughter got me a spa, a foot spa, and I said no cause diabetics not allowed to use them for circulation in your feet, or something, yeah - but other than that I just keep an eye on my own feet and I go to the podiatrist when I want to. That's a regular check-up there, is the podiatrist, another one to help my diabetes. Well they explain to you how important your feet are, especially if you're a diabetic and it makes you really think - you gotta take care of your feet. Cause I was looking at other people - my cousin and he can't walk cause of diabetes so I don't think I want to get to that stage.

Ed - So many parts of the body

I didn't realize diabetes could effect so many parts of the body. When I was in the hospital after the heart attack there was a lady in there and she said to me, 'are you diabetic?' and I said 'yes, I am' and she said 'come and have a look at my feet' and I said 'why?' and she goes 'I haven't got any'. They had cut off her toes and she was missing half her foot - and she said 'this is from diabetes and not looking after it and not managing it well'.

Jim - Podiatrist

Six to twelve weeks there's a podiatrist - I've seen him twice in the last six months - little Chinese bloke, he's pretty good and he'll cut your toenails or something if you want him to which is better than trying to hack 'em off yourself.

Ed - Sometimes I feel bloated

Sometimes I feel bloated - I feel like I've put on weight and so I feel a bit bad in that way cause I've really been trying to manage my weight as well, and my diet. And I'm not on any diabetic medication, I'm supposed to be doing it under diet control. Hopefully this footage will make me look like I've lost ten kilos not put on ten kilos.

Jim - What tablets when?

On the medication I was on tablets for years, sometimes I'd take them, sometimes I wouldn't. Sometimes I'd take a certain amount and other times I'd get them all mixed up. Now I get these from my doctor - and they're all marked out as you can see in packs as to what tablets I take in the morning - what I take in the afternoon - and these are a good idea. But if you ever get on a plane going to Cairns and all your tablets fall down into one big group and you just sit there munching tablets, you don't know what you're having.

Dolly - Routine

First thing in the morning I take my blood reading - I got a machine, and then when I check my blood sugar I have my insulin then, then my tablets, then my breakfast. Cause it's very important to have your breakfast with your insulin in the morning - I just make sure I do those three main steps.

Colin - I used to eat anything and everything

Before, when I had the 82 kilos on, I used to eat anything and everything. I think I was having like pizzas for lunch, a whole large pizza to me-self. Just having cereal in the morning, sandwiches and fruit for lunch regularly and my missus cooks a healthy meal for me every night - everything from veggies, chops and pasta to stir-fires and other different meals that, you know, are really healthy. That's what keeps me fit today and sort of keeps my weight maintained.

Mary G - Waddayow

Hehehehe... waddayow. This is Mary G, I'm beautiful, I'm black and I'm deadly mind you waddayow and I've got diabetes oh my god, hehehehe.

Colin - Men seeing doctors

Well, working as a Health Worker I think it's really important they should see a doctor once a year but we notice that, you know a lotta' men, not only Aboriginal men, all races, think they're bullet proof and - you know it's a shame factor or ' I don't need to see the doctor cause I'm fit, I'm healthy', but men, you know, they're just as vulnerable as women with their health.

Colin - Looking fitter, feeling fitter

I noticed, yeah, just me diet, regular excercise really motivated me and I was going to work with a real positive attitude. That's when I started to see changes in me body, actually, looking fitter and not only that, feeling fitter in me own self. You really have to look at changing your diet and upping the anti on your excercise regime.

Liz - Checking your blood glucose levels

Well, I think it's important for diabetics to have regular blood tests to monitor their levels - the glucose levels in their bloodstream so that they can either have to change their diet or their medication needs to be changed a little bit, either more or less, so that we make sure that their medications being kept to whatever their body's needs are.

Liz - Blood Pressure

Hi, my name's Liz I'm an Aboriginal Health Worker. Do you know it's important to get your blood pressure checked regularly so we can monitor whether your blood pressures are high or low and depending on whether they're high or not we need to make sure that your medication is appropriate, your exercising regularly and your diet is sufficient.

Liz - Cholesterol

Why do we get our cholesterol levels checked? Well, it's important because cholesterol is a measure of fat content that could be affecting our bodies in different ways, as in our blood stream. That could one day cause a clot and could lead to heart disease problems, so it's really important you get your cholesterol levels checked. If we know what your cholesterol levels are we can, again, modify your medication and your diet to put in some more exercise programs and show you how you can maybe prepare healthier meals.

Liz - Checkups

I'm a health worker at an Aboriginal Health organization and I'd just like to encourage you to come in and make sure you see your local health workers regularly to make sure if there's any needs that you have we can look at them and maybe refer you onto specialist care. It doesn't matter if you haven't been there for a while it's important that you come back and get the proper checks done, health assessments and we'll look after you. So come on in and ask for an Aboriginal Health Worker and we're happy to help you.

Colin - Checkups

I was working along side the doctor at the Health Service. He would always comment to me like "Gee, you're getting unhealthy, or you're looking unhealthy and I'm really worried that you're going to get diabetes." He took my blood pressure, height, weight, BMI and he said that he was gong to do... check my cholesterol so yeah, he took some blood form me, but they were just some of the checks just to re confirm that not only was I unhealthy on the outside I was sort of unhealthy on the inside with high cholesterol levels... it's all part of the health check to sort of determine the things you gotta do to get out of that predicament.


Survey

You are invited to participate in a survey about people using the 'How's Your Sugar' website

Dear website user you are invited to participate in a survey about your visit to this website. This research is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Aging and conducted by Victoria University.

Project explanation

Researchers from Victoria University are conducting this survey to learn more about why people from Australia use this website. We would like to know why people visit the site and the diabetes experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders visiting the site.

What will I be asked to do?

We would like you to fill in the following survey which should take about 5-10 minutes to do. If you are an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander diabetic we would like to know a bit about your diabetes and invite you to do a follow up email survey in 6 months time. If you are happy to do this you can provide an email address and we will contact you. Your name and contact details will not be mentioned in survey results to protect your privacy.

What will I gain from participating?

The information you provide will be used to evaluate and improve the online living well with diabetes website.

How will the information I give be used?

The information may also be used in presentations and journal articles to share knowledge with others. Completing the survey will be taken as informed consent.

What are the potential risks of participating in this project?

There is a small risk that you may become worried about diabetes while doing this survey. You can choose to answer all or just some of the questions. You can also ring the diabetes hotline which is a free call and speak to someone about your diabetes on 1300 136 588.

How will this project be conducted?

We invite you to complete the online survey, results of the survey will be made available on the website at a later date.

Who is conducting the study?

The researchers from Victoria University are from Moondani Balluk Indigenous Academic Unit and the Australian Community Centre for Diabetes and include Karen Adams 9919 2849 (Principle Researcher), Mat Jakobi (9919 5565) and Anna Liebzeit (9919 2094).

Any queries about your participation in this project may be directed to the Principal Researcher listed above. If you have any queries or complaints about the way you have been treated, you may contact the Ethics and Biosafety Coordinator, Victoria University Human Research Ethics Committee, Victoria University, PO Box 14428, Melbourne, VIC, 8001 phone (03) 9919 4148.

Take the survey!

Thank you

Diabetes Australia- Victoria
Victoria and The Western Suburbs Indigenous Gathering Place
Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
Victorian Aboriginal Health Service
Western Suburbs Indigenous Gathering Place
Mary G
Emily Fien: Administrative assistant
Jim Binks: Artwork on the kitchen wall
Exercise group: Graham Mumbulla, Lorna Briggs, Linda Coombs, Janine Coombs, Maureen Moore, Shirley Fitzclarence, Phillip Joseph, Ronny McGuiness
The Moondali Balluk crew for their support
The Mumgu Dhal mob for their feedback
The Good Sugars: Biz Clinch and Goanna Leapfrog
Additional voice work: Darren Clinch, John Harvey, Margie Harvey


People in the website

Dolly Maher

Dolly was born in Moulamein in a boat during the 1956 floods. Her totem is the crow. She was awarded Elder of the Year in 2009.

Jim Binks

Jim is a proud Aboriginal man who is married to Maggie. He has three children and 9 grand children. He has been sculpting with metal and wood, painting, woodburning and carving emu eggs for the past thirty years.

Maggie Binks

Maggie is a Taungurung woman who is currently doing her PHD on Indigenous Women's health issues. She is a proud grandmother who is renovating her house herself in her spare time.

Ed Story

Ed is a Wongatha man, who was born in Melbourne. He has been a volunteer in community radio broadcasting for 18 years.

He is currently employed by Centrelink as the Indigenous Customer Service Officer.

He has been married to Cheryl since 1997.

Dianne (Doods) McDonald

Dianne has worked interstate and locally with community for many years and now runs her own shop in Melbourne. She loves spending time with her grandson and walking her white bullterrier Bigboy, who spends most days on the couch watching t.v.

Jacqui

Jacqui is a Melbourne woman who is currently studying at Victroia University. She lives with her mum and her hobbies include walking, crafts, socializing and spending time with her nieces and nephews.

Kaylene Sherwell

Kaylene is an Aboriginal woman from Gippsland, Victoria. She is a qualified personal trainer and fitness instructor who loves to be active and get others active too. Kaylene was 82 kgs and decided to get healthy by being active and changing her diet, and now weighs a healthy 66 kgs.

Summer Finlay

Summer is a Yorta Yorta woman who grew up in Newcastle in New South Wales. She is a qualified Quit Facilitator who is passionate about life, art, chocolate and being healthy.

Sasha Edwards

Sasha is a single mother of four beautiful children aged ten, eight and seven (twins). Sasha lives in Melbourne and is currently studying at University.

Liz Hill

Liz is a Bardi woman from the West Kimberly region in Western Australia. Liz is a qualified Aboriginal Health Worker and is a proud wife, mother of two children and auntie for many others.

Colin Mitchell

Colin is originally from Echuca, Victoria and is Wemba Wemba(Victoria, Mothers side) Gureng Gureng (Queensland, Fathers side). He is a former 2 times State Boxing Champion and has traveled the USA and Australia during his boxing career. Colin once blossomed out to 82 kg (Light Heavyweight Division); it prompted me to get back into training considering I was originally a Bantamweight fighter at 54 kg. He is now back to a healthy weight of 64kg after returning to his former sport, which helped him to lose weight and change to a healthy life style, diet and fitness level.

Colin (Knuckle's) Mitchell says: 'A Healthy Body Means a Healthy Mind'

Bronwyn Fredericks

Bronwyn is an Aboriginal woman from the South-East Queensland region. She regularly travels between Melbourne, Brisbane and Rockhampton for work and to be with family, extended family and friends. She loves her family, friends, work and having fun.

Tony Green

Tony is Kurnai/Gunai man who was born in Melbourne; he enjoys riding his motorbike, walking his dog 'Bertie' and loves his footy. He is also very family orientated.


People involved in the website production

Website Production - Anna Liebzeit, Mat Jakobi & Karen Adams
Film and Sound - Anna Liebzeit & Mat Jakobi
Post Production - Anna Liebzeit
Website Design & Development - Touch My Pixel www.touchmypixel.com


Website partners

Moondani Balluk Indigenous Academic Unit, Victoria University
Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Education and Training Unit
Western Suburbs Indigenous Gathering Place


Disclaimer

The content of this web site is provided for information purposes only. No claim is made as to the accuracy of the content of the website. The website producers and associated organisations and individuals do not accept any liability to any person for the information or advice (or the use of such information or advice) provided on this web site or incorporated into it. The information on the website is provided on the basis that people accessing the site undertake responsibility for assessing accuracy of the content and view full page information. No responsibility is taken for any information or services which may appear on any linked websites.


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Links

Diabetes Australia
www.diabetesaustralia.com.au

Diabetes Australia Infoline: 1300 136 588

Diabetes Counselling Online
www.diabetescounselling.com.au

Quit
www.quit.org.au

Indigenous health infonet
www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au

ABC Your Health Indigenous Health
www.abc.net.au/health/healthyliving/yourhealth/indigenoushealth/

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
www.naccho.org.au

Mary G
www.maryg.com.au

Snake Condoms
www.snakecondoms.org.au


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