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Community Health Diabetes Education

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

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Hastings Community Health
185 High Street
Ph: 5971 9100

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Mornington Community Health
62 Tanti Avenue
Ph: 5970 2000

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Rosebud Community Health
1527 Point Nepean Road 
Ph: 5986 9250

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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.