5One Australian develops type 2 diabetes every 5 minutes.
11%Diabetes contributed in 11% of all deaths in 2017.
17One in 17 Australians have diabetes.
The number of hospitalisations associated with diabetes each year.
Source: Diabetes Australia and AIHW
Diabetes programs and support
Free support to live better
The CBHS Better Living programs are there to provide you additional support in managing your type 2 diabetes. Better Living for diabetes can help you to understand nutrition and adjust your diet, manage your blood glucose levels and develop an exercise regime. There’s also a program to help those at risk of type 2 diabetes from developing it. Read more about the Better Living programs.
Cover for diabetes equipment and healthcare
While some diabetes supplies are funded through the NDSS, certain CBHS Hospital and Extras covers include cover for blood glucose supplies and insulin pumps. You can also use your Extras cover to visit providers who are important to diabetes health, including podiatrists, optometrists and psychologists.
Check your policy for details or view CBHS Package and Extras cover.
Online weight management support
CBHS partners with Digital Wellness to provide you with 24 weeks access to the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet, an online science-backed weight management program. Your program will include 15 coaching sessions, delicious easy-to-follow menu plans and tracking tools to maximise weight loss. If you have type 2 diabetes and hold CBHS Hospital or package cover, you might be eligible to enrol in this fully-funded program.
All information contained in this article is intended for general information purposes only. The information provided should not be relied upon as medical advice and does not supersede or replace a consultation with a suitably qualified health care professional.