Diabetes WA acknowledges, and would like to pay our respects to, the traditional custodians of the lands of the Western Australian regions in which we work.
Please be advised that this website may contain names and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased.
Diabetes WA is the peak body for people living with and/or caring for someone with diabetes in Western Australia. We provide a variety of initiatives and resources to support people interested in, at risk of, or living with diabetes.
The Aboriginal Health Team at Diabetes WA develop and deliver a range of culturally appropriate and secure programs and resources. These aim to address the issues faced by Aboriginal people regarding both the prevention and management of diabetes.
These resources and programs have been developed based on evidence and in consultation with key Aboriginal groups and communities.
Diabetes and Aboriginal Health
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are three to four times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than non-Aboriginal people. However, the risk of developing type 2 diabetes can be reduced by making healthy lifestyle choices.
Diabetes WA is working hard to contribute to closing the health gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.
Contact the Diabetes WA Aboriginal Health Team
Phone: 1300 136 588 (cost of a local call)