Community education - ComDiab

ComDiab is a FREE community group education program for people who have, or are at risk of type 2 diabetes. Participants will learn about type 2 diabetes and what they can do to improve their health and live well.

ComDiab is expertly designed and delivered by trained registered nurses who are accredited with Diabetes NSW & ACT. The program involves two interactive group sessions to help participants to:

  • Understand and monitor their diabetes or diabetes risk
  • Make healthy food choices
  • Be physically active
  • Take measures to prevent or control diabetes
  • Prevent diabetes complication

ComDiab is provided to complement and support the treatment and care provided by general practitioners, nurses, diabetes educators, and allied health professionals.

ComDiab can be provided in other languages at request.

Why ComDiab?

  • Helps to develop appropriate diabetes prevention and management knowledge and skills
  • Enhances confidence to implement appropriate self-care behaviours
  • Provides support to achieve better diabetes control and improve health
  • Decreases the risk of diabetes related complications

Who should attend?

  • People with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes
  • People with type 2 diabetes looking for further information and support
  • People at high risk of type 2 diabetes
  • Partners, family members and carers of people with type 2 diabetes

For individual attention and complex diabetes care, referral to the local diabetes centre, diabetes educator, dietitian, or exercise physiologist is recommended. 

When and where is ComDiab available?

ComDiab is provided in the community at various locations.

Sutherland Shire

HealthOne, The Sutherland Hospital and Community Health Services
126 Kareena Rd, Miranda NSW 2228

  • November Tuesday 14 and 21 November, 6:00 - 8:00PM
  • December Tuesday 5 and 12 December, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Call 1300 427 603 to register for one of these sessions.

document-pdf-text Sutherland ComDiab flyer

St George

Rockdale Library, 444-446 Princes Highway, Rockdale NSW 2216

  • Currently there are no sessions planned for the remainder of 2017. Please contact the number below if you would like to participate. 

Call 1300 427 603 to register for one of these sessions.

document-pdf-text St George ComDiab flyer

Eastern suburbs

Hillsdale Community Hall, 236 Bunnerong Rd, Hillsdale NSW 2036

  • November Wednesday 15 November, 1:00 - 3:30PM

Call 9369 0400 to register for one of these sessions.

document-pdf-text  Eastern suburbs ComDiab flyer

Inner west

Diabetes NSW & ACT will be providing community diabetes education in the SLHD region from September 2017 onwards in a variety of locations.

November

  • Club Ashfield Thursday 9 November, 9:30AM - 12:30PM *Session delivered in Mandarin*
  • Canterbury Leagues Club Wednesday 15 November, 1:00 - 4:00PM *Session delivered in Arabic*

Please call 1300 342 238

document-pdf-text  Inner West flyer

document-pdf-text  Mandarin Ashfield flyer

document-pdf-text  Burwood Cantonese flyer

 

document-pdf-text  NDSS - Diabetes Mandarin Education Seminar Friday 8 December 2017, 9.45AM - 1.00PM

Burwood Library and Community Hub

Bookings and enquiries

No need for a referral.

Call now to register to attend the ComDiab Program.

  • St George and Sutherland: SESLHD Central Network Access Referral Centre on 1300 427 603
  • Eastern Suburbs: SESLHD Northern Network Access Referral Centre on 9369 0400
  • Inner West Suburbs: Diabetes NSW & ACT on 1300 342 238

Useful links

external link Diabetes NSW

external link Diabetes prevention

external link Diabetes management