Diabetes education workshops

Diabetes Queensland offer short 2 – 3 hour, group-based workshops to support people living with diabetes.  

Come and share your experiences with other people living with diabetes and ask the questions you need answered. Simply choose one or more topics that you would like to learn more about. You are welcome to bring a partner, friend or support person along with you.  

Carb Smart

This three-hour workshop will help clear up any myths and give you the facts about carbohydrates. You will receive practical information about food and diabetes, choosing quality carbohydrates, daily carbohydrate needs and how carbohydrates impact your blood glucose levels. For people with type 2 or gestational diabetes.  

Foot Smart

This two-hour workshop will teach you all you need to know about checking and caring for your feet. You will learn about how diabetes affects your feet, daily foot care, and how to prevent infection and other complications. For people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. 

Med Smart

This two-hour workshop will help you understand what your diabetes medications are, what they do and how to address any concerns you may have. You will receive information about how medications work, reading medication labels, insulin, and side effects. For people with type 2 diabetes. 

Monitor Smart

This two-hour workshop will cover important details about glucose monitoring: when to check; and how to interpret your results. You can also participate in a practical demonstration checking your own blood glucose levels using your own meter. For people with type 2 diabetes.  

Shop Smart

In this three-hour workshop you will receive practical information about how to interpret food labels and make healthier choices when grocery shopping. 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 threehour workshop is for you. You will learn about how insulin works, injection techniques, products and supplies, blood glucose monitoring and hypo/ hyperglycaemia. 

Ready Set Go, Let’s move

If you need help getting started, or find it hard to stay on track with your physical activity, this workshop is for you. This three-hour workshop will help you create your own exercise plan that you can follow at home. For people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.   

Pump workshop

This two-hour basic skills workshop is suitable for those considering a pump or those wanting a refresher. For people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes (18+). This workshop is also suitable for parents of children with diabetes. 

There is no cost to attend these workshops but bookings are essential. To register, or for more informationplease call us on 1800 637 700 or email events@diabetesqld.org.au 

For a full list of Diabetes Queensland events in all Queensland locations, see our events calendar. 

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