Diabetes Care Team

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A team approach to help you to manage your diabetes

Diabetes is when blood glucose levels in a person are higher than normal. This occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin or the insulin produced by the body does not work effectively. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to serious complications. Approximately 90% of Australians who have diabetes have Type 2 diabetes.

This program offers education and advice to help manage diabetes. The team includes:

Sessions are provided individually and/or in groups.

We will also work closely with your doctor and/or endocrinologist to ensure that you have the best team based care.

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Diabetes self management education
  • Advice about blood glucose testing
  • A review of your blood glucose monitoring technique
  • A range of blood glucose meters for sale
  • Advice regarding exercise
  • Nutritional assessment
  • Dietary advice
  • Foot health checks
  • Advice on footcare and footwear
  • Advice on managing stress
  • Insulin initiation
  • Live Well Stay Well with Type 2 diabetes (Group program).

APPOINTMENTS AND REFERRALS

Anyone can refer to this service. Referrals can be made via phone, fax, or electronic referral (email/S2S/Eref).

A GP referral may be required to access some funding streams (eg Medicare Benefits Schedule).

FEES AND FUNDING

Our fees are set on a sliding scale and are designed to support access for all income levels.

Difficulty or inability to pay will not be a barrier to receiving a service.

Please click here for more details on fees and funding.

Funding options for this service include:

  • Full Fee
  • Community Health Program (Public)
  • GP Care Plan – Chronic Disease Management

Note: Interpreters can be arranged free of charge.

To enquire about any of our programs, please call us on (03) 8841 3000 or email mchs@mannchs.org.au