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Translated Paediatric Diabetes Resources

What is type 1 diabetes?
English, Arabic, Vietnamese, Chinese, Sudanese

What is Hypoglycaemia?
English, Arabic, Vietnamese, Chinese, Sudanese

Blood Glucose Monitoring
English, Arabic, Vietnamese, Chinese, Sudanese

Insulin & Type 1 Diabetes
English, Arabic, Vietnamese, Chinese, Sudanese

Physical Activity & Type 1 Diabetes
English, Arabic, Vietnamese, Chinese, Sudanese

Healthy Eating & Type1 Diabetes
Arabic, Vietnamese, Chinese, Sudanese,
Arabic (ENG)*, Vietnamese (ENG), Chinese (ENG), Sudanese (ENG)

* ENG – English version of fact sheet

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Telephone Interpreter Service


Australian Diabetes Council has established a telephone interpreter service for non-English speaking people requiring information about diabetes prevention and management. This service, which is promoted with assistance from The Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, enables Australian Diabetes Council to communicate with people in over 100 languages.

The service is free and is easy to use. People requiring this service should call The Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs' Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450 (for the cost of a local call) and ask to speak to an interpreter in their language. The interpreter will then call a Australian Diabetes Council diabetes educator or dietitian and a three-way conversation is arranged.

For further information contact the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 or the Australian Diabetes Council Customer Care Line on 1300 136 588.

Please note - this service is only available in NSW.

Multicultural Health Communications Service

The NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service (Multicultural Communication) provides information for consumers and information and services to assist health professionals to communicate with non English speaking communities throughout New South Wales. The NSW Department of Health funds the service, and endorses the multilingual health information published on the website. There are over 400 publications on health in a wide range of languages and a new publication is produced each month. Some multilingual resources produced by other services are also listed on this website and there are links to related websites.

The Service also produces resources and translation guidelines, and acts as a central point of referral to other agencies and workers undertaking research with ethnic communities.


Useful Links

www.diabetesaustralia.com.au – Diabetes Australia National site.
Resources for Health Professionals are available under the following headings: What is diabetes?, Diabetes and your body, Insulin and tablets, Food and nutrition, Diabetes and exercise. The information is currently available in the following languages: Arabic, Hindi, Chinese, Croatian, Greek, Italian, Serbian, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.