Clinical service overview
The service provides education, information, support and motivation to empower adults to self-manage and live well with type 2 diabetes.
At the first appointment a joint assessment with a Diabetes Nurse Educator (DNE) and a dietitian is completed as well as a physical activity screening check with an Exercise Physiologist (EP).
A care plan will be developed to establish individual health goals to help better manage living with type 2 diabetes. Regular reviews and on-going support is provided.
Diabetes education and/or physical activity may be provided either individually or within a group setting based on individual’s needs.
Referrals to other CCHS allied health, such as podiatry and physiotherapy, and case management services are available.
By attending the service, individuals may:
- Improve their understanding of what type 2 diabetes is
- Learn to monitor their diabetes
- Learn what to do if blood glucose levels are higher or lower than they want
- Understand their medications
- Feel more enabled to make healthy lifestyle choices
- Learn how to reduce the risks of developing diabetes complications
- Feel more confident in managing their diabetes
- Improve their overall health and wellbeing
This service is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the South Eastern Melbourne PHN.
People over the age of 18 years with type 2 diabetes who:
- Are newly diagnosed
- Have long-term type 2 diabetes
- Need to start or have recently started any new diabetes medication including insulin or other injectable medication
- Want to learn more about self-management
- Live in the City Glen Eira, Stonnington, Port Phillip, Bayside (North of South Rd)
- People under 18 years of age
- People with Type 1 diabetes
- People at risk of diabetes
- People with pre-diabetes (either impaired fasting glucose or impaired glucose tolerance)
- Women with gestational diabetes
- People who live outside of the cities of Glen Eira, Stonnington, Port Phillip, and Bayside (North of South Rd)
Refer your patient
Referral to Caulfield Access Unit
Referrals from GPs, specialists, health professionals and case managers are welcome.
Individuals can also self-refer by contacting Caulfield Access.
Referrals are triaged depending on priority.
- Referral enquiries (03) 9076 6776
- Referral fax (03) 9076 6773
- Enquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org
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