Diabetes education

For people living with diabetes or at risk of developing diabetes.

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 education nurses can help your 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)
  • Arabic/Tigre (3rd Wednesday of every month)

Request appointment

Request appointment

Give us a call

9448 5521

Fees & eligibility

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

Contact a cohealth location to request an appointment. There are also daily emergency appointments available.

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 5 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.
Facsimile: 7000 1813
Location details and map

Opening hours

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

Opening hours

Mon 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 9:00am - 5:00pm
Every second Wednesday.
Facsimile: 9411 4300
Location details and map

Opening hours

Tue 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thu 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm
Facsimile: 7000 1811
Location details and map

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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, and northern and western suburbs.

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