Diabetes is a health condition which people usually manage with help from their doctor and the health system. If you have diabetes, your doctor or diabetes nurse will create a Diabetes Care Plan with you.
The Australian health system provides health services to everyone for illnesses or chronic health conditions.
We can only fund diabetes supports if they’re related to your disability. If you have trouble managing your diabetes on your own because of your disability, we may fund other supports to help you. We call these ‘Diabetes management supports’.
Diabetes management supports could be a nurse to identify any disability related supports you need to follow your Diabetes Care Plan. It could also be support workers to help you manage your diabetes.
For example, to help check your blood sugar levels regularly if you have trouble doing this because of your disability. We may fund a nurse to train your support workers in your diabetes management needs. We may also fund a nurse to help you manage unstable diabetes if you have complex disability support needs.
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