Diabetes programs and services
Find a program or service to support your needs
Diabetes NSW & ACT supports people with all types of diabetes from the time of diagnosis, and throughout their entire life. We have a range of services and programs to support your needs.
For people living with:
All types of diabetes
Live Your Life events
Forums and EXPOs for people living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. These events have separate type 1 and type 2 education sessions and also showcase the latest products and services. Upcoming events are listed on our event calendar.
Annual Cycle of Care
For all types of diabetes, this appointment includes a range of health professionals to perform a series of checks to help you keep your diabetes on track. Upcoming sessions are listed on our event calendar.
Free 8-week group exercise and lifestyle program for people living with, or at risk of, diabetes or other chronic lifestyle conditions who want to increase their physical activity levels. Learn more
This 3-hour practical workshop on carbohydrate choices and how they affect blood glucose levels is for people living with type 2 or gestational diabetes. Upcoming sessions are listed on our event calendar.
No matter which type of diabetes you have, having an awareness of carbohydrate (carb) food sources can assist with your diabetes management. Carb Counting is a free online learning program to help you recognise foods that contain carbs. You will also learn different methods and tools to count carbs including, counting carbs in 15g exchanges, 10g portions and grams. Find out more about the 11 modules in the Carb Counting program, no registration required. Access the Carb Counting online program today.
This 3-hour workshop on understanding food labels and making healthy food choices when shopping is for people living with type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes. Upcoming sessions are listed on our event calendar.
Foot Smart is our 2-hour practical workshop that teaches people how to care for their feet. For people living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you can find upcoming workshops on our event calendar.
Living with Insulin
Living with Insulin is designed for people living with type 1 or type diabetes who use insulin to help manage their diabetes. This program is suitable for people who have recently started using insulin and those who have been using insulin for a while but would like to learn more. You can find upcoming workshops on our event calendar.
Living with Insulin online learning program offers 10 interactive modules, including insulin types and storage, injecting techniques, monitoring glucose levels, and managing everyday living with insulin, from travel to eating out. You can choose to do one or all ten modules at a pace that suits you, no registration is required. Access the free elearning modules.
Ready Set Go, Let’s Move
For people living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, our 3-hour workshop will help you get active and stay on track with your physical activity. You can find upcoming workshops on our events calendar.
The successful Ready Set Go, Let’s Move program is also available as a free online learning program. In this program, you will learn about the benefits of moving more, create a plan to get started, and where to get support if you need it. Packed with helpful resources and videos, this program contains four interactive modules. You can complete the program in about 2 hours or at your own pace on a laptop, tablet or desktop computer.
To sign-up for the online program and start reaching your physical activity goals today, visit Ready Set Go online.
Insulin Pump workshop
A workshop for those considering a pump or those wanting a refresher. For people over 18 years, living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. This workshop is also suitable for parents of children with diabetes. Find upcoming sessions on our events calendar.
Health Information Session
You will have a brief consultation with a diabetes educator, dietitian & exercise physiologist and have your blood glucose meter checked for accuracy. Upcoming sessions are listed on our events calendar.
Psychologist on Call service
Phone consultations to help support your emotional well-being. Learn more
Live Your Life Community
Find out more about our Live Your Life community membership. Learn more
Type 1 diabetes
The following programs have been specifically developed for people living with type 1 diabetes.
OzDAFNE is a 5-day program for adults living with type 1 diabetes who are using pens to inject their insulin. Further information about the DAFNE course and contact details for OzDAFNE centres can be found at www.dafne.org.au. Learn more
Kids and teens living with diabetes
Information for children, teens, parents and schools about living life with type 1 diabetes. Learn more
For young people with diabetes and their families. Upcoming camps are listed on our event calendar.
DiaBuddies supports children living with type 1 diabetes and their parents and carers to feel connected, confident and part of a community. Learn more
Type 2 diabetes
This 1-day workshop is designed to manage the changes type 2 diabetes will bring, and to share ideas about living well. Upcoming DESMOND workshops are listed on our events calendar.
This 2-hour workshop helps people living with type 2 diabetes understand the medications they are using to treat their diabetes. Upcoming sessions are listed on our event calendar.
For people with type 2 diabetes, this is a 2-hour workshop on how to get the best out of blood glucose monitoring. Upcoming workshops are listed on our event calendar.
Looking after your health
A video series for adults who are living with or at risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and/or stroke. Would you like to learn how to prevent or manage type 2 diabetes, heart attack or stroke; and be a healthier you? Available in Korean, Mandarin and for the Filipino community.
Type 2 diabetes and me
A free online program with 10 topics to help you learn more about living with diabetes, where to go for support and how to find additional information and resources. It includes practical information such as; healthy meal ideas, tips to understand food labels, diabetes health checks, understanding diabetes and symptoms to look out for, and tips to increase your physical activity. You can access the short 10 – 15 minute modules on the website, no registration is required. Learn at your own pace. Access the free elearning modules: Type 2 diabetes and me
Gestational Diabetes Support Service
Becoming part of the Gestational Diabetes Support Service will provide you with additional support for your pregnancy and connect you with other women juggling pregnancy and gestational diabetes. Find out more
For more information about any of our services please contact us. We’re here to help.