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Managing diabetes

Smarts Programs

The Smarts programs are a range of short group education sessions designed to help you better manage your diabetes.

 

If you'd like to learn practical skills that can help to improve your diabetes management, we've got the programs for you! Diabetes Queensland is excited to offer a range of Smarts programs to people living with diabetes.

 

These interactive sessions will increase your confidence and improve self-management of diabetes.

 

There are five individual Smarts programs:

 

CarbSmart

Confused about carbs? This session will make you an expert on the myths and facts of carbohydrates. Learn about the different types of carbs and the amount that is best for you.

For people with type 2 and gestational diabetes.

 

FootSmart

Your feet are made for walking- so let's keep them healthy. This 90 minute session will teach you all you need to know about checking and caring for your feet.

For people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

 

MedSmart

This workshop helps you understand what your medications are, what they do and how to address any concerns you may have.

For people with type 2 diabetes.

 

MeterSmart

Do you find checking your blood glucose painful? Or suspect you are not getting accurate results? This practical skills session will show you all the best techniques for using your meter to help manage your diabetes.

For people with type 2 diabetes only.

 

ShopSmart

Do you know what is really going into your trolley? This two hour virtual supermarket tour will help you make healthy choices while shopping. Learn how to decode food labels and spot the techniques used to trick you into buying unhealthy food. This program is delivered in a class setting.

 

For people with all types of diabetes

 

What else do I need to know?

 

The Smarts programs are free of charge and run for two or three hours, dependent on the program.

 

Groups can take up to 10 participants living with diabetes, and each participant can bring a partner or friend with them for support.

Dates and venues are listed on the What's On section of our website.

 

Bookings are essential for all Smarts programs. To reserve a spot on one of our next Smarts courses or if you simply want to know more about the program call us on 1300 136 588 or email info@diabetesqld.org.au.

 

To keep up to date with all of our events and programs please visit our What's On section. 

 

 

Program

Time

Dates

Venue

 

Chermside

 

 

CarbSmart

12.30 pm-3.30 pm

Tuesday 14 November

Chermside Community Centre

Map

490 Hamilton Rd, Chermside QLD 4032

ShopSmart

12.30pm-2.30 pm

Thursday 23  November

Chermside Community Centre

Map

490 Hamilton Rd,

Chermside QLD 4032

 

Caboolture

 

 

CarbSmart

9.00 am-12pm

Thursday 12 October

Caboolture Hub, Seminar Room 4

Map

4 Hasking Street,

Caboolture, QLD 4510

MedSmart

1pm-3pm

Thursday 12 October

Caboolture Hub, Seminar Room 4

Map

4 Hasking Street,

Caboolture, QLD 4510

 

Ipswich

 

 

ShopSmart

9.00 am-11am

Saturday 30 September

Leichhardt One Mile Community Centre  Map

1 Denman Street,

Leichhardt Qld 4305

MeterSmart

11.30 am-1.30 pm

Saturday 30 September

Leichhardt One Mile Community Centre  Map

1 Denman Street,

Leichhardt Qld 4305

 

Redlands

 

 

CarbSmart

9.00 am-12pm

Wednesday 18 October

Redlands Health Service Centre Map

3 Weippin St,

 Cleveland QLD 4163

ShopSmart

1pm -3pm

Thursday 26 October

Redlands Health Service Centre Map

3 Weippin St,

 Cleveland QLD 4163