If you have been diagnosed with type 2 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. (Health Navigator Charitable Trust and Synergy Film, NZ, 2014)
People with type 2 diabetes and their families/whānau.
Ask your GP what is available in your area or you can contact the organisations directly.
Auckland – Central
Auckland PHO provides free diabetes self-management “Living well with Diabetes” workshops in Central Auckland. View our upcoming schedule, join a workshop or refer a patient here. We run sessions face-to-face and online over zoom. Phone 09 379 4022 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auckland – North and West
Comprehensive Care provides free diabetes self-management education classes in Albany, Orewa, Stanmore Bay, Ranui, Henderson and Birkdale. contact them by phone 09 448 0019 or email at DSME@comprehensivecare.co.nz.
Auckland – South and East
Most areas are covered – check with your GP to see what's near you.
East Health has a range of programmes including diabetes, weight management and more. Contact them at email@example.com.
ProCare Health has programmes at no cost to the GP practice, patient or carer. Contact the self-management team on email at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 09 354 7770, or call or text 027 535 8250.
ProCare Health has a range of self-management programmes running across wider Auckland and anyone is welcome. Contact the self-management team on email at email@example.com, phone 09 354 7770, or call or text 027 339 5740.
Hutt Valley DHB region
Te Awakairangi Health Network provides a free diabetes self-management programme for people living with type 2 diabetes who are registered with a Hutt Valley GP practice.
Programmes are held across the Hutt Valley region.
Contact Libby on phone 04 576 8616 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to enrol in a programme.