Helping you manage your diabetes

Diabetes is a condition that cause high levels of glucose (a type of sugar) in the blood. It develops when your pancreas can’t produce enough of the hormone insulin or your body becomes resistant to it.

We offer a range of services to diagnosis, treat and support your diabetes including:

  • Diabetes Educators
  • Diabetes Support Group
  • IDEAS - Integrated Diabetes Education and Assessment Service

Diabetes Educators

Education and support to help you manage Diabetes well

Diabetes Education is available for people with Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and Pre Diabetes. Diabetes Education can help you to gain the skill, knowledge and confidence to manage diabetes well and reduce the risk of diabetes complications.

A Diabetes Educator can help you understand:

  • What is diabetes
  • What factors affect blood glucose levels
  • How you can measure your blood glucose levels
  • What to do if your blood glucose levels are higher or lower than you want
  • Medicines for diabetes management including insulin
  • About healthy eating for diabetes
  • The effect of exercise on blood glucose levels and health
  • How to reduce the risk of diabetes complications
  • Feel less worried or concerned about living with diabetes

Referral to other health care practitioners or relevant programs can be arranged.

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Diabetes Support Group

High quality support through your diabetes journey

The Diabetes Support Group to provides people living with Type 2 diabetes a place to get together and support each other. People share how they manage their health, discuss problems, build relationships and learn from one another in a supportive environment.

This support group also provides the opportunity to learn about the latest in Diabetes health care through guest speakers and social outings.

When is the group held?
The Diabetes Support Group runs every fourth Thursday of the month.

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IDEAS - Integrated Diabetes Education and Assessment Service (IDEAS)

Supporting you through Diabetes

IDEAS is here to help people prevent and manage the health complications that come with having Type 2 Diabetes. The service is supported by a range of health professionals, and provides practical education and support to empower participants in managing their health and well-being for the long term.

The IDEAS team includes:

  • Eastern Health Endocrinologists (Doctors that specialise in diabetes care)
  • Diabetes Nurse Educators
  • Community Health Nurses
  • Podiatrists
  • Referrals to our Dietitians and other group programs and health services.
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Do you see National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) clients?
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