Diabetes self-management programmes – type 1 diabetes

If you have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, one of the best things you can do is attend a diabetes self-management programme. It can help you develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to stay well and reduce your risk of complications.

Living with diabetes can be confusing. There is a lot to learn and staying well may mean you need to make some major lifestyle changes. To help you with this, there are group programmes held throughout the country. These are often available in evenings and weekends to make it easier for people who are working to attend.
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Type 1 diabetes self-management courses

Type 1 diabetes

Diabetes self-management programmes


Multiple organisations offer these programmes, including primary health organisations (PHOs), district health boards (DHBs) and community organisations such as Diabetes NZ, the Diabetes Foundation and Diabetes Auckland.

Who is this for?

People with type 1 diabetes and their families/whānau.

Contact details

Ask your GP what is available in your area or you can contact the organisations directly.

Specific type 1 diabetes courses

Midcentral District Health Board region

The Manawatu Horowhenua Tararua Diabetes Trust provides diabetes self-management education classes for the Palmerston North region. 

 06 357 5992 or use their contact email address

Courses include:

Credits: Health Navigator Editorial Team.