All-in-one support for people living with diabetes

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Published April 04 2024

An estimated one in 20 people in Merri-bek live with diabetes.

Merri Health has launched its new one-of-a-kind Diabetes Clinic at our Bell Street site for people over 18 living with Type 2 diabetes.

The 'all-in-one clinic provides people with the opportunity to see a Dietician, Diabetes Nurse Educator and Exercise Physiologist all in the one appointment.

It aims to provide tailored education and link people with the most appropriate care and is a part of our Diabetes Prevention initiative. Last year, we ran a series of 'Preventing Diabetes education sessions' which had great success:

87.5% of participants said they better understand how to reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes

77% of participants said they better understand the risks of type 2 diabetes

87.5% of participants agreed the session was a positive step towards a healthier lifestyle

The new clinic is open and runs once a month. It is designed for people who are newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, or who are living with type 2 diabetes and have not had the chance to learn more about their condition.

We will be measuring participants' health outcomes at 6 and 12 months, to monitor and evaluate the clinic's impact. 

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