Diabetes support

Connect to Diabetes information session

Proudly supported by the City and hosted by Diabetes WA, Connect with Diabetes is a free diabetes information session for people who are at risk of diabetes, people living with type 2 diabetes, or anyone who would like to know a bit more about the condition.

The information session enables you to:

  • Find out if you or your family are at risk

  • Better understand diabetes and the importance of self-management

  • Find out what you are entitled to receive under the NDSS

  • Find out about local health services

  • Make small changes to live a healthier life with your loved ones

The information session runs for 2.5 hours.

Many people attend this diabetes information event before they do more advanced workshops such as DESMOND workshops (see below).

To find out more or to register your interest in upcoming sessions, please contact us [link to ‘More information and contacts] below.

DESMOND workshop

DESMOND stands for Diabetes Education and Self-Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed.
Proudly support by the City, and hosted by Diabetes WA, DESMOND is a free workshop that provides practical skills for managing type 2 diabetes.
Results have shown that DESMOND can help you to:

  • Lower your hba1c

  • Develop a better understanding of diabetes

  • Improve your physical activity levels

  • Take steps to lose weight

  • Take steps to quit smoking

  • Reduce your risk of depression

  • Improve your overall health.

Throughout the workshop, the group will discuss the latest information and strategies on healthy food choices, physical activity and medication management. You will be able to consider strategies you might like to adopt or changes you might be ready to make.

Who can attend?

To be eligible to attend a course you must:

  • Have a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes

  • Be registered with the National Diabetes Services Scheme

  • Be at least 18 years old.

DESMOND is a free workshop for NDSS registrants and Diabetes WA members.

More information and contact

To find out more about diabetes workshops or to register your interest, email us at healthycockburn@cockburn.wa.gov.au or contact the Healthy Cockburn team on 9411 3444.

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