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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.
It is with much sadness that we announce the passing our four-legged volunteer and friend, Jasper, a 12 year-old border collie.Read More
Stress can overburden your mind with incessant worries, but learning ways to manage out stress levels can give us a boost in our moods, relationships, work performance, energy levels and general happiness.Read More
Be aware of the risk of thunderstorm asthma throughout the grass pollen season and be appropriately prepared.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.