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 in the form of a webinar 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.


Choose between:

Diabetes Victoria is excited to announce our learning series ‘Building Blocks’, developed for the needs of Australians living with diabetes. Join our series of webinars 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.

Medications: the basics

Medications: the basics

Thursday 4 March | 10.00am - 11.15am

For type 2 & gestational diabetes

Learn more about how your medications work, the different types of diabetes medications and why they are used.

Healthy Food Shopping: the basics

Healthy food shopping: the basics

Thursday 25 March | 10.00am - 11.15am

For all types of diabetes

This session is to help you make sense of food labels and choose healthier options at your next supermarket trip.

Carbohydrates: the basics

Carbohydrates: the basics

Tuesday 6 April | 10.00am - 11.15am

For type 2 & gestational diabetes

This interactive session will help you understand how carbs affect your blood glucose levels and help you to plan your meals.

Blood Glucose Monitoring: the basics

Blood Glucose Monitoring: the basics

Wednesday 28 April | 10.00am - 11.15am

For type 2 diabetes

Learn about the best times to check your blood glucose levels, what the numbers mean, understand the effect of food, medicine and exercise on your blood glucose levels.

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:

MonitorSmart

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:

Ready, Set, Go

Ready, Set, Go

The workshop has multiple activities to assist you in taking the first steps to making physical activity a part of your lifestyle.

For people with type 1 and 2 diabetes. These 3 hour programs are available in:

Classroom Shopsmart

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:


 
The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) is an initiative of the Australian Government and is administered by Diabetes Australia. The NDSS agent in Victoria is Diabetes Victoria. Find out more about the NDSS at ndss.com.au or call the NDSS Helpline on 1800 637 700.