Diabetes In Your Language

The Australian Community Centre for Diabetes (ACCD) has produced diabetes resources in several languages

Diabetes In Your Language

Australian Community Centre for Diabetes (ACCD) has developed a presentation on ‘What is Diabetes’ by Dr. Rizwana Kousar.

English Version

This educational material is for informational purposes and is not intended to serve as a prescription for you, or to replace the advice of your medical doctor. If you are concerned about diabetes we strongly recommend that you discuss this with your doctor.

It has been translated into 9 community languages:

- Bengali

- Farsi / Iranian

- Hindi

- Punjabi

- Somali

- Spanish

- Turkish

- Vietnamese

* Versions in Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese are coming soon!

These resources have been developed by the Australian Community Centre for Diabetes (ACCD) with funding from the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing from 2009-2010. They are designed for use in pilot programs with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities as a basis for developing culturally appropriate materials. Material in languages other than English has been developed with the generous assistance of Bilingual Health Educators and are not accredited translation of the English originals. Victoria University does not warrant that the translations are accurate or complete.


  1. Rizwana Kousar 2010. What is Diabetes? Community Education Series, Melbourne. © Australian Community Centre for Diabetes (ACCD).

Did you know?

Myth: People who suffer from diabetes cannot exercise or play sports

Reality: This myth is false. Exercise or sports results in the more efficient use of insulin and therefore reduces overall blood glucose levels. Diabetics are in fact encouraged to exercise. Statistics show that some diabetes patients are extremely active people, for example diabetic athletes. Seek advice from health professionals before starting any exercise.

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