Get back on track with diabetes care

COVID-19 support for indigenous people

Designed to encourage people to reconnect with their diabetes management following significant disruptions caused by Covid-19, the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) has launched a new campaign to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with type 2 diabetes to reengage with their healthcare teams.

The new campaign, Back on Track, which is funded through the NDSSS – an Australian Government initiative administered by Diabetes Australia – urges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to:

  • Check in with their diabetes health team.
  • Check blood sugar and take medications.
  • Check they are eating healthy food and being active every day.
  • Check they are looking after each other and taking time to look after themselves.

“Covid-19 has been incredibly difficult, and it has had a major impact on the lives of all Australians, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders living with type 2 diabetes who are at a much higher risk of developing severe complications from the virus,” says Diabetes Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Manager Chris Lee.

“To help people kickstart their diabetes management in 2021, the NDSS is launching Back on Track to encourage and support Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander people as they start to reengage with their diabetes health teams.

“We know diabetes is tough and we want to provide the inspiration to help everyone get back on track with their diabetes management.”

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