Comprehensive Care provides education and support programmes for people with diabetes.

Diabetes Self Management Education groups
Diabetes Self Management Education (DSME) is a free self management programme for people with type 2 diabetes and their whānau/support persons.

The programme runs as three 2½-hour sessions, or a 1-day session. We have options of morning or evening times, and varied locations.

If you are unable to attend a group session, we may be able to provide one-on-one support from registered nurses and dietitians.

Subjects covered include: what diabetes is, symptoms, possible complications, medications, keeping active, understanding lab tests, foot care, food choices and setting health goals.

DSME in 2019
We have a full programme for 2019, available in several locations and with 1-day or multi-session options.
Contact us for details!

Saturday 7: 9.00am-3.30pm, Orewa
Saturday 21: 9.00am-3.30pm, Henderson
Thursday 26: 9.00am-3.30pm, Albany

Thursday 17: 9.00am-3.30pm, Birkdale
Saturday 19: 9.00am-3.30pm, Albany

Thursday 7: 9.00am-3.30pm, Stanmore Bay
Mondays 11, 18, 25: 6.00pm-8.30pm, Albany
Thursday 14: 9.00am-3.30pm, Albany
Thursday 21: 9.15am-3.30pm, Glen Eden

Thursday 5: 9.00am-3.30pm, Albany

Keep an eye on our Facebook page – many of our events are listed there.

Follow the link for more details about DSME, or contact us on 09 448 0019 or

Follow the link for more information about cooking demonstrations, or contact us on 09 448 0019 or, or visit our Facebook page.

Dietary advice
If you have diabetes, you need to pay attention to what you eat. If you live in the Waitemata DHB area and have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you may find an appointment with a registered dietitian very helpful. We have clinics in Warkworth, Albany, Henderson, Birkdale and Kelston. Contact us on telephone 09 415 1091, or talk to your doctor or nurse about a referral.