Diabetes: Getting Started

Diabetes: Getting Started is a small group designed to help you navigate the time immediately post-diabetes type 2 diagnosis with the support of a diabetes nurse educator and a dietitian.

The program aims to:

  • Reduce the anxiety associated with a new diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.
  • Increase the knowledge and skill required to understand and to self-manage your condition.
  • Provide resources and education on blood glucose monitoring (free blood glucose meters are available).
  • Provide diet and exercise recommendations.
  • Provide an opportunity for ongoing individualised support, with all clients able to schedule a timely review for follow up.

To book an appointment or find out more, make an enquiry in the customer service menu to the right-hand side of your screen or, alternatively, call us directly on (03) 5338 4500.

If you need some more assistance or information about your diabetes, below are our other diabetes-specific services and programs. We’re here for you, so get in touch!

  • Diabetes education provides support via appointments with our diabetes educators, both individual and in group settings.
  • Diabetes Getting Started program will help newly-diagnosed people with type 2 diabetes to get on their feet.
  • Carbohydrate Counting for people with type 2 diabetes especially suitable for those at risk of low blood glucose.
  • OzDAFNE is a comprehensive education and support program for adults with type 1 diabetes to learn how to self-manage their condition, including self-adjustment of insulin.
  • Diabetes support group is a casual and frequent meetup so that Ballarat locals with diabetes can support each other.
  • Life! program is a health and lifestyle program for those with pre-diabetes, or at risk from type 2 diabetes.
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