Diabetes Education

Diabetes is a serious medical condition and Minda's Southern Disability Support takes a collaborative approach to providing support for people living with intellectual disability and diabetes.

Minda has a working relationship with South Australia’s only credentialed diabetes educator, specialised in the area of Intellectual Disability.

Respect and communication are key; our healthcare providers identify your preferred form of learning and build a relationship which offers the optimum level of care – they are your partner in your healthcare plan for the future.

At Minda we:

  • Adopt a language you can understand
  • Use real and familiar examples to explain concepts
  • Wait for your response/feedback
  • Make you feel comfortable

With a management plan in place, you can achieve a much improved quality of life; these plans include nutritional therapy and physical activity and how you can make them part of daily life.

Minda’s diabetes education also helps identify:

  • The type of diabetes
  • Ranges for low, ideal and high blood glucose levels
  • The level of risk for hypoglycaemia
  • Probable symptoms of hypoglycaemia for each person
  • Emergency procedures

We can also involve families and carers in the diabetes education and management process and actively encourage them to have good diabetes knowledge and skills.

Add to My Choices

My Choices

Create a list of services you're interested in by using the "Add to My Choices" button. Then submit the form to Disability Choices and Minda will help connect you with services.