National Diabetes Week runs from 10 – 16 July, 2022

In year three of the ‘Heads Up on Diabetes’ campaign we’ll be focusing on challenging diabetes related stigma.

Research conducted by the Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes (ACBRD), found that four out of five people living with diabetes have experienced stigma at some point.

It can lead to people not sharing their diagnosis with others, getting the help and support they need, being interested to learn more about their diabetes or doing what they need to do each day to manage their diabetes and stay well.


This National Diabetes Week, let’s have a conversation about the real impact diabetes stigma can have on a person’s mental and emotional wellbeing.

There are many reasons someone might feel stigma. It can be because they feel misunderstood, judged, blamed or even made to feel guilty about their diabetes. Mentally this can be a lot to deal with, and can impact how someone manages their diabetes. This can have a flow on effect to their physical and emotional health.


This National Diabetes Week, let’s have a conversation about the real impact diabetes stigma can have on a person’s mental and emotional wellbeing.


Visit your Lockyer Valley Pharmacy to learn more about diabetes and how it can be managed.

We can offer:

• Supply of blood glucose test strips as part of the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS)

• Diabetes management services including monitoring of blood glucose levels, weight and diabetes medicines.

• Diabetes screening tests with referrals to your doctor.

• Advice and review of diabetes medicines also known as a Diabetes Meds Check. This involves a one on one with your pharmacist

• Blood glucose monitoring devices.

• Blood pressure monitoring

• Sleep apnoea testing. One in 2 people with type 2 diabetes have sleep apnoea.


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