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

Diabetes Self Management Education groups
Diabetes Self Management Education (DSME) is a free course for people with type 2 diabetes. This course will teach you how to live well with diabetes through medication management, diet, exercise, avoiding complications from diabetes, and managing stress. We encourage you to bring a support person (for example, the person who does the most cooking in your house!).

Attend the course as either as three short evening sessions (Albany only) or as one full-day session. Courses are held at:

  • Albany
  • Bayview
  • Beach Haven
  • Birkdale
  • Glen Eden
  • Henderson
  • Hobsonville
  • Orewa
  • Ranui
  • Stanmore Bay
  • Warkworth

Weekend courses are held throughout the year. We also occasionally hold courses presented in other languages.

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

Upcoming courses

Courses held in January, February, March and April 2021 are listed below and will be updated throughout the year. Events are regularly updated on our Facebook page.

January 2021

  • Thursday 21st January – Ranui, full-day
  • Saturday 23rd January – Orewa, full-day

February 2021

  • Thursday 11th February – Albany, full-day
  • Saturday 13th February – Birkdale, full-day
  • Saturday 27th February – Henderson, full-day

March 2021

  • Monday 8th, 15th, 22nd March – Albany, three-week evening course
  • Thursday 11th March – Stanmore Bay, full-day
  • Saturday 27th March – Henderson, full-day

April 2021

  • Saturday 10th April – Warkworth, full-day
  • Thursday 15th April – Bayview, full-day

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

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.