Healthy Living NT (HLNT) is the trading name of the Diabetes Association of the NT Inc. which was established in 1980. The Association is a charitable, member based, organisation for people with diabetes and related conditions. As a consumer based organisation the Association is managed by a voluntary board, committed to the well-being of all people with diabetes and related conditions.
Healthy Living NT is a member of the Good Health Alliance NT (GHANT), a coalition of NT chronic disease non government organisations and collaborates with diabetes consumer organisations in Australia.
Members of Healthy Living NT receive substantial discounts and benefits on a range of products and services, quarterly copies of the local magazine Territory Way and the national magazine Issues and a range of value added benefits.
Healthy Living NT is also the Northern Territory agent for the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS), which is a Commonwealth initiative. Additionally Healthy Living NT receives funding to deliver a range of services from:
Diabetes & Cardiac Education
Provides education for people with diabetes and cardiacconditions as well as providing cardiac rehabilitation services.
Conducts community information sessions and healthpromotion activities.
National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS)
Healthy Living NT administers the NDSS in Alice Springs.NDSS is an initiative of the Australian Government and isadministered by Diabetes Australia. People with diabetes who have been registered with the National Diabetes Services Scheme are eligible to purchase essential diabetes health supplies at low cost.
Retail of Diabetes Products
Healthy Living NT provides a range of diabetes related items for sale, including blood-glucose meters, sharps containers, circulation socks and recipe books. Free Medicalert brochures are also available. A mail-order service is available.
Self-help and health support groups are available for people with diabetes as well as information sessions for people newly diagnosed with diabetes.
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