Diabetes Education


The basis of successful diabetes self-management is an understanding of the diabetes process and a sound knowledge of the treatment plan.

Diabetes Educators work in partnership with General Practitioners, other members of the multidisciplinary team and the person with diabetes to achieve mutually agreed diabetes management goals.

The self-management model of care promotes access to and coordination of community health services to provide:

  • Diabetes information/day to day management and support; diabetes equipment
  • Education – how diabetes affects your body & achieving diabetes control
  • Assistance in monitoring and maintaining healthy blood glucose levels
  • Support self-management
  • Referral information e.g. referral to other services such as community programs
  • Liaison with local and regional General Practitioners, Physicians, Endocrinologists
  • Assistance in coping with the impacts of long term health condition


Office Hours

Monday to Friday 08.30am – 5:00pm

Office location

Consulting Suite PDH

Contact Details

Phone: (03) 5521 1410

Fax: (03) 5521 0372


All referrals for the Diabetes Education Services are received via the intake team

Phone: (03) 5521 0354

Fax: (03) 5521 0372

Email: intake.pdh@swarh.vic.gov.au