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Diabetes Education - Services

Useful Information

Diabetes Education brochure

Eastern Health Diabetes Education comprises a team of highly qualified nurses who provide personalised diabetes education and care to both inpatients and outpatients of Eastern Health hospitals. In 2016, we were pleased to deliver 13,400 consultations to people with diabetes and other health professionals.

You can be referred to the Diabetes Education service if you.

  • Are a current inpatient at Eastern Health
  • Are currently attending an Eastern Health Endocrinology and Diabetes outpatient clinic

Diabetes Education provides the following:

  • Help you and your family manage diabetes with confidence, skill and motivation through:
    - Understanding a diagnosis of diabetes
    - Gestational diabetes services to support women with diabetes in pregnancy
    - Self blood glucose monitoring, including the use of “Smart” meters
    - Registration with National Diabetes Services Scheme
    - Understanding the role of oral medications and insulin in diabetes management and use of insulin devices
    - Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and Insulin Pumps
    - Strategies to deal with recurrent or severe episodes of hypoglycaemia
    - Sick day management
  • Provide nursing, medical and allied health staff with diabetes education and resources e.g. development, delivery and evaluation of an innovative education program called ‘Diabetes – Topics in a Flash’ to nursing staff

Contact

Angliss Hospital

Contact

P: 9764 6181

E: Education.diabetes@easternhealth.org.au

Hours

Mon – Wed 8am – 4.30pm

Alternating Thurs

Box Hill Hospital

Contact

P: 9895 3445

E: Education.diabetes@easternhealth.org.au

Hours

Mon – Fri 8am – 4.30pm

Healesville Hospital and Yarra Valley Health

Contact

P: 1300 130 381

E: communityhealth@easternhealth.org.au

Hours

Yarra Junction location: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri

Healesville location: Mon, Tues, Fri

Maroondah Hospital

Contact

P: 9871 3636

E: Education.diabetes@easternhealth.org.au

Hours

Mon – Fri 8am – 4.30pm

 

Peter James Centre

Contact

P: 0409 150 161

E: Education.diabetes@easternhealth.org.au

Hours

Tues – Wed 8am – 4.30pm