Diabetes Services : Specialises in acute and chronic diabetes

This service specialises in the care of people with acute and chronic diabetes.

The service provides care for people with type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes. We also provide individual or group programs for people who are at high risk of developing diabetes. Our diabetes educator work closely with your GP and other health care professionals such as dieticians, podiatrists and exercise physiologists to provide a comprehensive care package.

We can provide a range of information and support including;

  • Understanding ‘what is diabetes’
  • How to prevent complications and other health problems
  • Ways to prevent or best manage diabetes including healthy eating, exercise and medications
  • Learning how to test your blood sugar levels
  • Starting insulin therapy or other medications (as prescribed by a doctor or specialist)
  • Supply and advice on a range of glucose meters and insulin pens
  • Referrals to other services such as the dietitian, podiatrist or support groups

The following programs are also ideal for people with diabetes or pre-diabetes:

Life! Program
The Life! Program is funded by the Victorian Government and is aimed at reducing the risk of people developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD). This program runs for six sessions.

Lifting Weights at Lakes Program
This is a supervised exercise program that uses strength training to increase muscle. Muscle strengthening exercise helps to control blood sugar levels. One hour sessions are held twice a week for 16 weeks.

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