Living with Insulin?
Welcome to Living with Insulin. We hope this educational hub will help you become more confident in using insulin to manage your diabetes.
Online learning | On this website, you will find information covering a range of topics to help you understand how, why, and what you need when using insulin. We have presented this information in a series of 11 interactive modules which you can access at your own pace. You can keep coming back to this educational hub to access the information as you need it or scan the QR code to download the app or click the link here on your smartphone.
Face-to-face learning | Living with Insulin is also delivered as a face-to-face program for people registered with the NDSS. To find out if there is a program near you, please contact the diabetes organisation in your state or territory. Click here to find your local diabetes organisation.
Please remember: This information does not replace the education provided by your health professionals.
Who is it for?
This material is for anyone with diabetes using insulin. No matter which type of diabetes you have, we hope this information helps you feel confident when using insulin.
This education is also suitable for people who are transitioning or considering starting insulin, or if you support someone who uses insulin.
Click on a topic to open the learning module. Each module will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete.
Some modules are important for you to complete – the main modules. These are about managing insulin injections. Others, you can pick and choose from based on your interest or to find out what to do when you are unwell.
You don’t have to complete all topics in order, or in one sitting. You can come back to this page as many times as you like, whenever you like. Don’t forget to bookmark this page by clicking the star icon in the top right of your browser window !
Need more support?
Speak to your diabetes team
If you find it difficult taking insulin or managing your diabetes, talk to your doctor. They can give you advice or refer you to a health professional.
The NDSS and the diabetes organisation in your state or territory is there to help too.
Call the NDSS Helpline
Call the NDSS Helpline on 1800 637 700 for general advice about products, to book into a program or event or to speak to a health professional.
The NDSS Helpline is open from 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday and from 9:00am to 12:00pm on Saturdays and national public holidays.
Find the diabetes organisation in your state or territory
Q: I have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, but I don't use insulin. Is this program for me?
Q: I am a health care worker. Can I do this program to learn how to administer insulin?
Q: How do I add this website to my bookmarks?
Q: How long do the modules take to complete?
Q: What devices can I use to access the modules?
Q: How do I open and close the modules?
Q: The modules are not opening. What should I do?
Q: How do I know which modules I have accessed?
Q: There is no sound for the videos, how do I turn on sound?
Q: How do I access the face-to-face Living with Insulin workshop?
Q: Who are Diabetes Qualified?
This program has been developed by credentialled diabetes educators and the design team from Diabetes NSW & ACT and Diabetes Qualified. Development of this program into a digital format was funded with an unrestricted grant from Sanofi.