COVID-19 has impacted all of us in many different ways. It’s affecting the way we work, the way we interact with the world around us, the way we look after our health.
And, as you know, diabetes doesn’t take a break. It can be hard to know what to do, or where to find the right help and support during this time.
That’s why we’ve developed the Diabetes - Be Healthy campaign - to give you information, support and tips to help you stay well during the COVID-19 pandemic - specifically for people with diabetes.
Whether it is managing your diabetes, looking after your mental health or finding ways to stay physically active while self-isolating, we’ve got you covered.
We’ll be updating these pages regularly with all the latest information and advice from our experts to ensure you can Be Healthy during COVID-19.
Find out what you can do to Be Prepared to manage your diabetes during COVID-19, including why it’s important to get a flu shot, what a sick day management plan is and how you can continue to access essential diabetes medicines and products without leaving the house.
It’s important to Be Connected even if you’re self-isolating. This means staying connected to your health care team and keeping up with your regular health appointments and accessing urgent medical care if you need it. It’s also important to stay connected with your support network and family and friends. We’ve also got some helpful advice on how to look after your mental and emotional wellbeing.
We might be spending more time at home but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be Be Healthy and get regular physical activity and eat well. The Federal Government is strongly supporting Australians to stay active and exercise daily, as long as the activity is consistent with social distancing guidelines. Being active and eating well is more important than ever to keep you in good health.
It can be tempting to spend more time on the couch. But the extra time many of us are now finding in our day is a great opportunity to spend more time preparing healthy meals and building exercising into our new daily routines.
Get the latest information on COVID-19, how to stay safe and what the risks are for people with diabetes.