Unique range of supports for people with diabetes!

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Published July 15 2024

More than 300 people in Australia develop diabetes every day. That’s one person every 5 minutes!

It's National Diabetes Week. This year’s focus is on making it easier for people to access technology and services that help them better manage their condition.

Diabetes occurs where there is too much glucose in the blood. Over time high glucose levels can damage blood vessels and nerves, resulting in long term health complications. While there is currently no cure, there are ways to effectively manage it and enjoy life.  

Merri Health helps people prevent diabetes or better manage their condition right where people work, through a range of different services. These include:

  • All-in-one diabetes clinic 
    • The one-of-a-kind Diabetes Clinic provides people with the opportunity to see a Dietician, Diabetes Nurse Educator and Exercise Physiologist all in the one appointment. It runs on the last Monday of each month at our Bell Street site between 9am-11am. Find out more here. 
  • FREE Diabetes Prevention Information sessions
    • These sessions are designed for people with pre-diabetes, or who are at risk due to family history, high blood pressure, cholesterol or other factors. The next session is Monday 22 July. Email LivingWellAgeingWell@merrihealth.org.au to register.
  • Diabetes Nurse Education 
    • Our Credentialed Diabetes Nurse Educators can help people to manage diabetes, both Type 1 and Type 2. Services are delivered in a variety of methods. See more here.