Learn to better manage diabetes
A DIAGNOSIS of type 2 diabetes can sometimes be overwhelming to begin with, however a free information session delivered by Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service could make all the difference.
Health lifestyle officer Kerry Roach said it was important people who were newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes established a self-management plan to reduce risk of future complications.
“This is usually done with your GP, and because the condition is largely managed at home and through establishing daily, healthy lifestyle routines it’s also important to better understand your diabetes and how to access further local support,” she said.
“We deliver free information sessions for people newly diagnosed with the condition, providing information on self-management care plans, healthy lifestyle guidelines and where to look for further support in the local community.
“A diabetes educator, dietitian, social worker and health promotion officer present four unique sessions on the day and provide plenty of time to answer all your questions.
“The information session is also beneficial for people who have been diagnosed for some time and may just to need to update their knowledge or top up their motivation towards staying on track.”
The next information session is scheduled for October 24 from 9am-1pm at the Maroochydore RSL Sub Branch.
To be eligible, you must be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes (confirmed by your GP) and be over 18.
Carers and or family members are welcome to also attend.
Bookings are essential. To register, phone 5479 9670.