Diabetes Education

The diabetes education service employs credentialled diabetes educators, which have a nationally recognised qualification for the quality assured provision of diabetes self-management.

The Diabetes education service provides education and support for adults and children with Diabetes.  The aim is to assist clients to self-manage their diabetes, by providing support, knowledge, skills and motivation.

The diabetes education service accepts referrals from general practitioners and other health care professionals. If making a referral on behalf of another please ensure you have their permission to do so.

Diabetes Education is available for;

  • Management of Type 1, Type 2, Gestational and pre-diabetes (IGT)
  • Blood Glucose monitoring and interpretation of blood glucose levels in relation to food, physical activity and medication
  • Appropriate diet and lifestyle changes
  • Weight reduction with individual consultations or with our group based Weight Wise Program and Exercise Programs
  • People who are experiencing unstable blood glucose levels
  • Changes in medications or beginning injections
  • Complications Management 
  • Travel advice


Admission Criteria

People or children diagnosed with Diabetes. There is a small fee involved to attend the diabetes education service. This will be discussed with you when the referral coordinator contacts you by phone to get your details to admit you to the service.


Availability

LOCATION DAY OF WEEK TIMES CONTACT DETAILS

Cowes

Last Monday of the month

9:00am to 5:00pm

03 5951 2100

Inverloch

Friday

8:00am to 4:00pm

03 5671 3920

       

San Remo

Tuesday

9:00am to 1:00pm

03 5671 9200  

Thursday 9:00am to 5:00pm
       

Wonthaggi

Monday

8:30am to 5:00pm

03 5671 3920

Tuesday

7:00am to 3:30pm

Thursday

8:30am to 5:00pm