The Diabetes Education Service
Our Diabetes Educators can assist you with:
- Maintaining a healthy lifestyle
- Medication knowledge
- Testing your blood sugar at home
- Preventing complications from diabetes
- Giving insulin injections or starting on insulin
- Staying well
We work closely with our dietitians, so if you ask for diabetes education, we will also discuss an appointment with a dietitian.
In addition, providing Diabetes Education services, we can also connect you with other services. A wide range of health services are provided by BHN. In order to best meet your needs, we ensure a coordinated and multidisciplinary approach.
Accessing the Diabetes Education Service
The service is open to all children and adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and is available from Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.
The following sites offer these services:
- St Kilda
- South Melbourne
- Bentleigh East
Those physically unable to come to our centres can also be visited by our staff.
Please phone 132 246 (132 BHN) to find out the cost for this service. Lower-cost fees apply for Healthcare and Pension Card holders.