Free education and support programmes for people with diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes in New Zealand. For many people it can be managed and prevented by following a healthy lifestyle.

While type 2 diabetes cannot be cured, people with type 2 diabetes can, and do, live active and healthy lives.

At Comprehensive Care, we want to help people with Type 2 Diabetes live enjoy optimal health and wellbeing. We do this by offering free education and support programmes for people with Type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes Self Management Education 
Our Diabetes Self Management Education (DSME) programme 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!).

Most of our courses are held as one day sessions in the following locations. From time to time we also offer evening courses.

  • 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

Events are regularly updated on our Facebook page.

March 2021

  • 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

May 2021

  • Thursday 6 May – Hobsonville
  • Thursday 20 May – Albany
  • Saturday 22 May – Orewa

June 2021

  • Thursday 10 June – Birkdale
  • Wednesday 16 June – Ranui
  • Saturday 19 June – Albany
  • Thursday 24 June – Birkdale

July 2021

  • Saturday 31 July – Henderson


  • Thursday 5 August – Bayview
  • Saturday 7 August – Orewa

Additional dates to be announced.

Click here 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 09 415 1091, or talk to your doctor or nurse about a referral.