The Diabetes Education service supports you to gain the knowledge you need to manage your diabetes properly. We work with people who are at risk of developing diabetes or who have pre-diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, and Type 1 Diabetes as well as the family and carers of people with diabetes.

Service details

Living with diabetes or preventing diabetes when you’re at high risk shouldn’t be scary.

cohealth diabetes educators can help you with:

  • managing your blood glucose levels
  • the complications of diabetes and how to prevent them
  • treatment approaches
  • looking after your emotional health
  • other general health issues surrounding diabetes.

Topics covered in diabetes education

We help people with diabetes and their carers to better understand how to manage their diabetes and stay healthy by talking about:

  • healthy eating
  • staying active
  • managing blood sugar
  • diabetes and mental health

Diabetes support in different languages

We also run a series of Diabetes Support groups once a month in the following languages:

  • Mandarin (1st Wednesday of every month)
  • Vietnamese (2nd Thursday of every month)

Give us a call

9448 5521

Fees & eligibility

Our service is available to anyone at risk of diabetes or has diabetes.

You can use our Request Appointment form to reach out to us about a Diabetes education appointment.

Please note that people with newly diagnosed Type 1 and gestational diabetes are managed in a hospital setting.

The cost depends on your income. There are different income ranges for individuals and groups. You can learn more on our fees page, or call us to find out more.

Available at 6 locations

Opening hours

Tue 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wed 8:00am - 4:30pm
Thu 8:30am - 1:00pm

Opening hours

Tue 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thu 9:00am - 5:00pm
Every second Tuesday.
Phone: 9448 5537
Facsimile: 90348173
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Opening hours

Mon 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 9:00am - 5:00pm

Opening hours

Mon 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 9:00am - 5:00pm
Every second Wednesday.
Phone: 9448 5528
Facsimile: 9411 4300
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Opening hours

Thu 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm
Phone: 9448 5507
Facsimile: 7000 1811
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Opening hours

Thu 9:00am - 4:30pm
Phone: 9448 5534
Facsimile: 7000 1852
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For GP’s and health professionals

GP’s and health professionals can refer a client using our online referral form.

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About us

cohealth is a not-for-profit community health organisation. We provide essential health and support services in Melbourne’s CBD, inner-north and inner-west, and the east coast of Tasmania.

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