Diabetes Victoria's Building Blocks for Living with Diabetes, are a range of free group education sessions to help you better understand your diabetes. You'll learn practical skills that help improve your diabetes management.

We have a range of topics that are covered both online in a virtual setting via the Zoom platform and face to face in specific locations.

The sessions are FREE to attend, but registration is required. You can attend one or more sessions depending on what topics you’re interested in.


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Diabetes Victoria is excited to announce our learning series ‘Building Blocks’, developed for the needs of Australians living with diabetes. Join our series of online sessions to hear from a range of healthcare professionals as they discuss various topics relevant to help you better understand your diabetes. The sessions are being offered through Zoom to enable you to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic, while keeping up to date with your diabetes care.

The sessions are FREE to attend, but registration is required. You can attend one or more sessions depending on what topics you’re interested in.

These workshops are designed for people living with diabetes. If you are a health professional seeking professional development please follow this link for further learning opportunities

Join us in this interactive Zoom Meeting where you will be part of a group working together with the facilitator (you and the facilitator will be able to see each other as well as other members in the group) to learn more about diabetes.

Blood Glucose Monitoring: the basics

Blood Glucose Monitoring: the basics

For people with type 2 diabetes

Do you know the best times to check your blood glucose levels? Do you know what the numbers mean?

 
Carbohydrates: the basics

Carbohydrates: the basics

For people with type 2 and gestational diabetes.

Carbohydrates can be confusing. Do you know which foods do and do not contain carbohydrate?

 
Exercise: the basics

Exercise: the basics

Suitable for people with all types of diabetes

We all know physical activity it is good for our health, and it is especially important for people living with diabetes.

 
Foot Health: the basics

Foot Health: the basics

For people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Your feet are made for walking - so let’s keep them healthy

 
Healthy Food Shopping: the basics

Healthy Food Shopping: the basics

Suitable for people with all types of diabetes

Do you find food labels hard to understand? This Zoom Meeting to help you make sense of food labels and choose healthier options at your next supermarket trip.

 
Insulin: the basics

Insulin: the basics

Suitable for people with type 2 diabetes

If you are new to insulin or have been on insulin for a while this Zoom Meeting is for you.

Medications: the basics

Medications: the basics

For people with type 2 diabetes

Register for this Zoom workshop style meeting to learn about more about the medications used for type 2 diabetes.

 

Building Blocks for living with diabetes face to face programs are commencing once again.

CarbSmart

CarbSmart

Confused about carbs? This session will help you understand the myths and truths of carbohydrates. Learn about the different types of carbs and the amount that is best for you.

For people with type 2 diabetes. These 3 hour programs are available in:

FootSmart

FootSmart

Your feet are made for walking – so let’s keep them healthy. This workshop will teach you all you need to know about checking and caring for your feet.

For people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. These 2 hour programs available in:

Living with Insulin

Living with insulin

If you are new to insulin or have been on insulin for a while and would like a refresher, this program is for you. The Living with Insulin program provides practical information presented by a Diabetes Nurse Educator.

For people with type 2 diabetes. These 3 hour programs are available in:

MedSmart

MedSmart

This workshop helps you understand what your medications are, what they do and how to address any concerns you may have. Please ensure you bring your medication to the session.

For people with type 2 diabetes. These 2 hour programs are available in:

MedSmart

MonitorSmart

Do you find checking your blood glucose painful? Or think you are not getting accurate results? This practical skills session will show you some valuable techniques for using your meter. Feel free to bring your lancelet and monitoring devices for a practical demonstration.

For people with type 2 diabetes. These 2 hour programs are available in:

MedSmart

Ready, Set, Go

Do you find checking your blood glucose painful? Or think you are not getting accurate results? This practical skills session will show you some valuable techniques for using your meter. Feel free to bring your lancelet and monitoring devices for a practical demonstration.

For people with type 2 diabetes. These 2 hour programs are available in:

MedSmart

Classroom ShopSmart

Do you know what is really going into your trolley? Learn how to decode food labels and spot the techniques used to trick you into buying unhealthy food. This workshop will help you make healthy choices while shopping.

For people with type 1 and 2 diabetes. These 2 hour programs are available in: