Member benefits Belong to a community that cares Feel the love! Thousands of people living with diabetes will always be there for you when you become a member of our Diabetes Australia community. Join today for just $60 a year, or $33 if you have a concession card, and get $15 off at our Diabetes Shop. Join now A membership with Diabetes Australia is your connection to: A community of others who understand the day-to-day challenges of living with diabetes; The care, support and resources to help you manage your diabetes in a way that suits you; An organisation who can champion and advocate the issues important to the diabetes community; A commitment to fund research, that brings us one step closer to a cure. Some of the benefits available to you include: Online member community Circle magazine Member only webinars & events Monthly enewsletters with recipes Member topics with access to experts Information to help you manage your diabetes Access to our qualified Health Professionals via our 1800 number Access to a diabetes counsellor Be kept up to date with the latest in research and technology Member portal with exclusive library of resources Advocacy and lobbying A great range of diabetes friendly recipes Online shop benefits – diabetesshop.com A membership team that is dedicated to building your community, for you! Join now Connection and community Through your online Member Community you can connect with members from across Australia to ask and answer questions, talk about issues that matter to you and be a part of a strong, positive and vibrant community. We hold regular online meet ups and webinars, while the online library has a range of useful and relevant resources, including past webinars, videos, previous copies of Circle magazine and more. “I’m so lucky since I have joined the Community Forum, it is really helpful. Even though I live alone I don’t feel lonely even with COVID-19, because when I turn on the computer each morning, I can feel that I am among all of you. It is already my habit to look at the forum every morning and the Interaction with fellow members makes me happy and is beneficial to my health. I am now more knowledgeable and confident as I have learnt from the other members experiences”. Agnes, Glebe. Care When you join Diabetes Australia you become part of a community that cares for you, this includes other members from right across Australia, qualified health professionals and a membership team who is here to support you and get you the access to the support and resources you need. We know that living with diabetes and having to stay on top of a daily routine can be tough, so we’re here to help you every step of the way. “I always enjoy reading the Circle Magazine when it arrives as it is always full of interesting articles and updates which assist in keeping me very well.” Allison, Valley Heights NSW Champion Together we can champion the issues that are important to the diabetes community. We will also advocate on your behalf if you need help dealing with legal matters, workplace problems, feel like you’re facing discrimination or need assistance navigating the health care system. Together our members have a strong and loud voice to lobby government on issues important to the diabetes community. Be part of something bigger. Together our members have a strong and loud voice to lobby government on issues important to the diabetes community, including: Expanding subsidies for CGM and Flash Glucose Monitoring to more people living with diabetes Improving hospital care for those living with diabetes Improving food labelling Diabetes technology and safety. While we’ve made some good progress, we know there is still a lot of work to do and with your help Diabetes Australia will continue to fight for the rights of everyone touched by diabetes. Cure We’re all hoping that one day science will find a cure for diabetes, but in the meantime new developments in technology and medication can make living with diabetes easier. As a member of Diabetes Australia some of your fee goes to supporting diabetes research. One of the latest research projects we’re supporting is The Direct Study which is focused on the remission of type 2 diabetes. While you’re helping us support life changing research, we’ll make sure you don’t miss out on hearing about new developments by sharing updates via our webinars, online member community and member publications. We care. We connect. We believe in a cure. We are your community. Join us today! “The research in diabetes is so important. We have progressed from the time to test a BGL was a tricky difficult procedure to the wonderful gift of glucometers. We have access to insulin thanks to Banting.” Rhonda, Nambucca Heads, NSW Connection. Community. Care. Champion. Committed to a cure. Join us today Make an investment in you Membership costs $60 a year or $33 for concession card holders and can be paid in either monthly or annual installments direct from a credit or debit card. Monthly installment $5.50or$3 for concession card holders Annual installment $60or$33 for concession card holders The following cards entitle you to a concessional discount when you provide us with your card type, number and expiry date: HealthCare card, Pensioner, Student, Unemployment or Seniors Card. Do you hold a DVA Gold or White Card with diabetes as an inclusion? DVA Gold or DVA White – diabetes specific cardholders should call us on 1800 177 055 to find out about a special membership sponsored by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Join our member community today If you have questions or would like to talk to us about the benefits becoming a member of Diabetes Australia, call us on 1800 177 055. We’re here to help and support you.