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
  • Birkdale
  • Glen Eden
  • Henderson
  • Orewa
  • Stanmore Bay

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 and March 2020 are listed below. Events are regularly updated on our Facebook page.

January 2020

  • Tuesday 21 January, 9.00am – 3.30pm, Albany
  • Thursday 30 January, 9.15am-3.30pm, Glen Eden

February 2020

  • Saturday 8 February: 9.00am-3.30pm, Birkdale
  • Mondays evenings 10, 17 and 24 February: 6.00pm – 8.30pm, Albany. Attend all three sessions for maximum results
  • Thursday 13 February: 9.00am – 3.30pm, Stanmore Bay
  • Saturday 22 February: 9.00am – 3.30pm, Henderson (Please note this is a special course for young people aged 16-25 years who live with type 2 diabetes)

March 2020

  • Thursday 5 March: 9.00am – 3.30pm, Albany
  • Saturday 14 March, 9.00am – 3.30pm, Henderson
  • Thursday 26 March: 9.00am – 3.30pm, Bayview

 

Follow the link for more details about DSME, or contact us on 09 448 0019 or DSME@comprehensivecare.co.nz.

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.