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!
Thursday 4: 9.00am-3.30pm, Stanmore Bay
Mondays 22 July, 29 July, 5 August: 6.00pm-8.30pm, Albany
Thursday 25: 9.00am-3.30pm, Albany
Thursday 1: 9.15am-3.30pm, Ranui
Saturday 10: 9.00am-3.30pm, Birkdale
Thursday 15: 9.00am-3.30pm, Albany
Saturday 7: 9.00am-3.30pm, Orewa
Saturday 21: 9.00am-3.30pm, Henderson
Thursday 26: 9.00am-3.30pm, Albany
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.