During these sessions, the diabetes nurse educator will focus on understanding diabetes and treatment options whilst providing advice and support on taking an active role in improving the management of diabetes. These sessions also provide comprehensive education to people commencing insulin, or insulin pump therapy.
During these sessions a dietitian will assess the patient’s nutritional needs, develop personalised eating plans, and offer nutritional counseling and support. These sessions also provide information on healthy eating, shopping for food, eating out and preparing food at home.
A qualified counsellor is available to help patients who have been diagnosed with diabetes, to assist with support in dealing with a range of emotions, feelings and everyday issues.
These programs are an ideal way for individuals and their families to learn more about living with diabetes in a group setting. Programs are delivered by diabetes nurse educators and dietitians and are specifically tailored to people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.