About Diabetes Education:
Diabetes educators help people who have diabetes or who may develop diabetes. They can help you understand and look after your diabetes
Some reasons to come and see a diabetes educator:
- You have just learned you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes
- To learn to live with diabetes.
- To learn how to look after your diabetes.
- You are confused or worried by your diabetes.
- To learn about testing your blood sugar levels (how, why and when)
- You need to start a new diabetes medicine or insulin
- You need an update on current treatments
Your diabetes educator can provide information on:
- What is diabetes?
- How to manage when you are sick.
- The different medicines for diabetes.
- How healthy eating and exercise can help keep you well
- Helping you to avoid other health problems.
- Type 1 diabetes – avoid the lows and highs.
- DAFNE – Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating program
- Diabetes prevention courses in your area.
Who can use the service?
This service is suitable for anyone with:
- newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes
- Ongoing Type 1 diabetes
This service is not suitable for anyone who:
- Is newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetes
- Anyone under the age of 18 years of age
- Has gestational diabetes
Where is the service available?
The service is available at the following Peninsula Health sites:
Frankston Community Health
Frankston Integrated Health Centre
2 Hastings Road
Ph: 9784 8100
Hastings Community Health
185 High Street
Ph: 5971 9100
Mornington Community Health
62 Tanti Avenue
Ph: 5970 2000
Rosebud Community Health
1527 Point Nepean Road
ROSEBUD WEST 3940
Ph: 5986 9250
How to access this service?
Telephone 1300 665 781 between 8:30am-5:00pm (Monday-Friday) and an Access Worker will give you further details on the service.