Diabetes Education

Diabetes education

Connect Health & Community’s diabetes education service will help you learn about and manage your diabetes, and stay healthy.

How can diabetes education help me?
Our diabetes educator is a Registered Nurse with qualifications and expertise in diabetes education.

Working with a team of health professionals ‒ including dietitians, podiatrists and exercise physiologists ‒ Connect Health & Community’s diabetes educator can:

  • Help you learn about your diabetes and staying well.
  • Assist you to make healthy lifestyle choices
  • Help you with glucose monitoring and control.
  • Work with your GP, family or other support people.
  • Help you access information and resources, such as the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS).
  • Link you to other services (diabetes centres at public hospitals, group education programs, counselling and dental services).

Who is eligible for diabetes education?
Adults with type 2 diabetes and adults with type 1 diabetes (if stable) are eligible. However, those with gestational diabetes or other diabetes-related to pregnancy are referred to other specialised services.

Do I need a referral?
Generally, yes. A referral from your GP and you will need a Chronic Disease Management Plan. 

What about My Aged Care?
If you are 65 years or over, your referrer will need to contact My Aged Care to make a referral to a diabetes educator. If you are referring yourself, My Aged Care will assist you.

What are the fees for diabetes education?
Refers to our fees page.

Request a booking or a call-back, or call us on 03 9575 5333.

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