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The stigma of diabetes is when people are blamed for having diabetes, or any of the things that come along with managing diabetes, such as using medication or having low or high blood glucose (sugar) levels. It may also be blame or judgement about the choices they make in their lives, like food and exercise.
Diabetes may not be something that people can avoid developing, and in the case of Type 1 diabetes, definitely not! Either way, the judgment does more harm than good.
Diabetes brings quite a mental burden, just imagine having to think about medication, what you eat and what you do throughout every day, as well as juggling health appointments and the stress of possible longer-term complications. So not only is it important to avoid the blame and judgement, but also remember the load that diabetes brings, and this is true for everyone, health workers as well as those close to anyone with diabetes.
Connect Health & Community is still supporting our community during these challenging times.Read More
The following information is provided to help the community make decisions regarding vaccinations and what to do in the event of a positive test result.Read More
Speech pathologists provide assessment and management of communication, swallowing and feeding difficulties.
We have been offering safe and quality door-to-door transport options to our community since 1975.
We provide Occupational Therapy to help children, adults and those experiencing mental health issues, to achieve their full potential.