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Managing diabetes

Diabetes education workshops

Diabetes Queensland offers short 2-3 hour workshops for people living with diabetes. Our workshops are designed to help you increase your confidence and improve self-management of diabetes.

 

Simply choose one or more topics you would like to learn more about. The workshops are in small groups and you can bring a partner or friend along with you. You can share experiences with other people with diabetes and ask as many questions as you like.

 

If you'd like to learn practical skills that can help to improve your diabetes management, we've got the programs for you. 

Find a session for you

 

CarbSmart

Confused about carbs?

This workshop 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 workshop 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.

 

Living with Insulin

If you are new to insulin or have been on insulin for a while and would like a refresher, this program is for you.

For people living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

 

Ready Set Go, Let's move

If you are having difficulty getting started, or find it hard to stay on track with your physical activity, this session is perfect for you.

For people living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. 

 

 

What else do I need to know?

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

 

Workshops are free of charge but bookings are essential.

To reserve a spot, or if you simply want to know more, call us on 1300 136 588 or email events@diabetesqld.org.au

 

Contact us to find a workshop near you.