Beating Diabetes Together

TAKING THE HEAT
OUT OF OUR
DIABETES HOTSPOT

Prevention & Screening

Enhanced Management

Specialised Consultation

A Reason To Act

Western Sydney is a diabetes hotspot with disease rates higher than the New South Wales (NSW) average. If this ‘hotspot’ is not addressed, within a decade it will cause an unsustainable economic and societal burden on the state’s healthcare system. Western Sydney faces some daunting issues as the social determinants of health that promote healthy eating, active living and social inclusion are not working favourably to prevent diabetes and its progression.

The Western Sydney Diabetes (WSD) initiative has been established in response to the growing threat diabetes poses to our community’s health and wellbeing. It calls for all levels of government, the private sector and non-government partners to work together. The WSD initiative recognises that diabetes is everybody’s business and that partnerships between community health services, general practice, hospitals, specialist practices and allied health need to be improved so that people with diabetes or at risk of diabetes have access to more integrated and comprehensive diabetes services. Read more…

What's Happening

Healthy Children, Healthy Future Forum: Let’s Talk with the Experts!
In collaboration with Western Sydney Diabetes, community group Healthy Living Toongabbie (HLT) is holding an online forum to address concerns with weight in young people.
Improve your education and awareness of diabetes
Learn more about diabetes at Blacktown community forum
Educational videos tackle gestational diabetes for Tamil community

Resources