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  • Useful websites

    Diabetes Kids and Teens

    Learn and play games and additional child and teenage friendly ways of discussing type 1.

    http://www.diabetes.co.uk/

    Diabetes Victoria Camps 

    Diabetes Victoria run camps throughout the year for young people of all ages. 

    Diabetes Victoria Camps 

    Famous people living with diabetes

    • Joe Eldridge, Professional Cyclist - Member of Team Type 1 Check out  Team Novo Nordisk for some inspiration and tips about diabetes and sports. Team Novo Nordisk is a global all-diabetes sports team of cyclists, triathletes and runners, spearheaded by the world’s first all-diabetes professional cycling team. The team’s mission is to inspire, educate and empower people affected by diabetes
    • Dale Weightman, AFL Player – Dale runs yearly presentations at the Richmond football in June each year
    • Ben Cocker- Soccer player
    • Jeremy Irvine, Actor- starred in War Horse movie
    • Sonia Sotomayor- Supreme court judge
    • Jack Fitzpatrick- AFL player
    • Sam Reid- AFL Player
    • Brandon Jack- AFL Player
    • Paddy McCartin- AFL Player

    Identification

    It is beneficial for the young person to wear some form of identification that says they have diabetes, like a necklace, bracelet or diabetes ID card  www.medicalert.org.au

    Young people also can put medical details in the health app on their phone and paramedics can access these details without a pin number.  This is important just in case someone doesn't know they have diabetes and they have a hypo or get sick.

    Parking

    If you have a Health Care Card (HCC), this entitles you to discount parking. Present your HCC to security on lower ground near emergency department before returning to your car. 

    Car parking at the RCH 

    Victorian Patient Transport Assistance (VPTAS)

    If you live more than 100 Km away from the hospital, you may be eligible for travel and accommodation assistance from the VPTAS