Diabetes Victoria delivers a range of FREE group education workshops face to face and online. You'll learn practical skills that help improve your diabetes management.

The workshops are FREE to attend, but registration is required. You can attend one or more workshops depending on what topics you’re interested in. These workshops are funded by the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS).

The face-to-face programs need a minimum of 6 bookings/registrations to go ahead.  Please note the (face-to-face) programs will be cancelled (at short notice) if we do not get the minimum number of 6 to run the program.


Choose between:

These workshops are designed for people living with diabetes. If you are a health professional seeking professional development please follow the following links 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.

Online interactive Workshop
Carbohydrates: the basics

Online CarbSmart

For people with type 2 and gestational diabetes.

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

Register for online CarbSmart workshop

 
Exercise: the basics

Online Ready Set Go, Let’s Move

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.

Register for online Ready Set Go, Let’s Move workshop

 
Foot Health: the basics

Online FootSmart

For people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

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

Register for online FootSmart workshop

 
Healthy Food Shopping: the basics

Online ShopSmart

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.

Register for online ShopSmart workshop

 
Insulin: the basics

Online Living Well with Insulin

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.

Register for online Living Well with Insulin workshop

Medications: the basics

Online MedSmart

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.

Register for online MedSmart workshop

 
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:

Ready, Set, Go

Ready, Set, Go

Exercise – of course we all know it’s good for health, especially if you have diabetes. But knowing where to start and how to stay motivated can be tough. This is where Ready Set Go… Let’s Move comes in. Get support and be empowered to take the first step in making exercise a part of your routine, or perhaps increasing the amount you are already doing.

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: