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 Road, Miranda, NSW 228

  • March Tuesday 13 March, 10.00 am - 1:00 pm
  • April Tuesday 10 April, 6.00 - 8.30 pm
  • May Tuesday 15 May, 1.00 - 3.30 pm
  • June Tuesday 12 June, 6.00 - 8.30 pm
  • July Tuesday 3 July, 10.00 am - 1.30 pm
  • August Tuesday 14 August, 6.00 - 8.30 pm
  • September Tuesday 11 September, 1.00 - 3.30 pm
  • October Tuesday 16 October, 6.00 - 8.30 pm
  • November Tuesday 13 November, 10.00 am - 1.30 pm
  • December Tuesday 4 December, 10.00 am - 1.30 pm

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

pdf Sutherland ComDiab flyer (2.53 MB)

St George

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

  • Currently there are no sessions planned for 2018. Please contact the number below if you would like to participate in sessions at other locations.

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

pdf St George ComDiab flyer (2.53 MB)

Eastern suburbs

Hillside Community Hall, 236 Bunnerong Road, Hillsdale, NSW 2036

  • March Wednesday 14 and 21 March, 1.00 - 3.30 pm
  • April Wednesday 11 and 18 April, 1.00 - 3.30 pm
  • May Wednesday 9 and 16 May, 1.00 - 3.30 pm
  • June Wednesday 13 and 27 June, 1.00 - 3.30 pm
  • July Wednesday 11 and 18 July, 1.00 - 3.30 pm
  • August Wednesday 8 and 15 August, 1.00 - 3.30 pm
  • September Wednesday 12 and 19 September, 1.00 - 3.30 pm
  • October Wednesday 10 and 17 October, 1.00 - 3.30 pm
  • November Wednesday 14 and 21 November, 1.00 - 3.30 pm

Call 9369 0400 to register for one of these sessions.

pdf Eastern suburbs ComDiab flyer (2.53 MB)

Inner west

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

March

  • Earlwood Bardwell Park RSL Club Thursday 1 March, 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm
  • TAFE Strathfield Thursday 8 March, 5.00 pm - 8.00 pm
  • Addison Road Community Centre Marrickville Friday 16 March, 9.30 am - 12.30pm

April

  • Concord RSL and Community Club Monday 23 April, 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm

May

  • Five Dock RSL Thursday 17 May, 9.30 am - 12.30 pm
  • Ashfield Town Hall Saturday 19 May, 9.30 am - 12.30 pm, *Session is in Korean and delivered by NDSS* Click here for more information

 Please call 1300 342 238

pdf Inner West flyer (594 KB)

pdf Mandarin Ashfield flyer (863 KB)

pdf Burwood Cantonese flyer (855 KB)

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 and ACT on 1300 342 238

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