People with intellectual and developmental disability living with diabetes experience a number of challenges in self-managing their diabetes. A key barrier is lack of educational and self-management resources explaining diabetes and diabetes self-management in an accessible way as this population group experience cognitive and communication differences. There is also a lack of accessible information for support people (e.g., family members, paid support workers) about providing support to someone with intellectual and developmental disability living with diabetes.

In 2005, QCIDD developed Diabetes to the Point to fill this gap. The information on the website is now outdated.

QCIDD are working with the Mater Intellectual Disability and Autism Service (MIDAS) and the Queensland Endocrine and Diabetes Centre (QDEC) to update and further develop a suite of accessible online resources about diabetes and diabetes self-management for people with intellectual and developmental disability. The suite of resources will be evaluated and feedback sought from people with intellectual and developmental disability living with diabetes and their support people.

Get involved 

Tell us what you think about our website!

We want show people with intellectual disability with diabetes our website.

We want to find out

  • what you like

  • what you don't like

  • what we should change

We can come to a place that suits you (in South East QLD) or chat on zoom. It will take about an hour. We'll give you a $100 gift card for your time

Read Katie's letter (PDF, 418.4 KB) to learn more about what's involved! 

Contact Katie Brooker if you're interested!