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Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) & Support

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Description

Auckland PHO provides free education and support programmes for people with type-2 diabetes through Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) workshops.

The workshops are designed to support people with type-2 diabetes and their whānau/support person(s).  We also welcome individuals who are prediabetic wanting to learn more about type-2 diabetes. This programme is part of a wider self-management initiative guided and funded by Te Toka Tumai Auckland (previously Auckland District Health Board). Our workshops are free of charge and delivered across Auckland communities on behalf of Procare, National Health Coalition and Alliance Health PHOs.

Our motivating one-day workshop aims to build people's knowledge, confidence, and skills around managing diabetes. It covers a broad range of topics.

While there are objectives and topics to cover, information is tailored as much as possible to each group. The workshops are led by our trained facilitators. They are informative, conversational, and patient-centred. We highly encourage whānau/support people to attend as self-management involves the whole family!

If you would like to us to run a free workshop exclusively for your patients, clinic, organisation or community, please get in contact with Charley - charley@aucklandpho.co.nz

Staff

Our trained DSME facilitators are from a range of health professional backgrounds including dietitians, registered nurses, and health coaches. Our facilitators are from a range of cultural/ethnic backgrounds. 

Ages

Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Contact us

People can Self Refer by

  1. Online at www.aucklandpho.co.nz/dsme
  2. Calling 09 379 4022
  3. Emailing Charley@aucklandpho.co.nz 

Referral

Any Health Professional can send a referral to Auckland PHO:

  1. Online referral form at aucklandpho.co.nz/dsme
  2. Via form on Medtech 32 / Medtech Evolution-Cloud

Anyone can access

Any individual with type-2 diabetes and/or their whānau are welcome to come along. We also welcome individuals who are prediabetic wanting to learn more about type-2 diabetes. Patients do not need to be enrolled with your practice/service to access this programme.

Charges

Free of charge.

Hours

Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

We run both community and online Zoom workshops. We can also run workshops by request to suit your community's needs.

Languages Spoken

English, Māori, Cantonese Chinese, Mandarin Chinese, Hindi, Arabic, Punjabi, Gujarati

Services Provided

Diabetes Workshops

Workshops cover: What is Type 2 Diabetes? Healthy eating + food labelling Physical activity How to stop/control the effects of diabetes on the rest of the body (heart, eyes, kidneys, nerves, feet) Medications – how do they work? Blood tests- what do they mean? Goal setting

Service types: Wellness / healthy lifestyle, Foot care, Mindfulness and mental wellbeing, Healthy eating, Exercise and activity, Pacific People, Kaupapa Māori, Information & support, Whānau Ora.

Workshops cover:

  • What is Type 2 Diabetes?
  • Healthy eating + food labelling
  • Physical activity
  • How to stop/control the effects of diabetes on the rest of the body (heart, eyes, kidneys, nerves, feet)
  • Medications – how do they work?
  • Blood tests- what do they mean?
  • Goal setting
Community nursing

CVD self-management education, Diabetes, Medication administration, Self management, Smoking cessation (Stop smoking), Women's wellness

  • CVD self-management education
  • Diabetes
  • Medication administration
  • Self management
  • Smoking cessation (Stop smoking)
  • Women's wellness
Health screening

Diabetes screening

  • Diabetes screening
Asian services

We also run workshops in Cantonese, Mandarin, Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Farsi, Arabic.

We also run workshops in Cantonese, Mandarin, Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Farsi, Arabic.

Diabetes Self-Management Support Programme

Why refer to our Diabetes Self-Management support programme? Living with diabetes can be scary and confusing and feedback from our attendees is extremely positive; patients feel they are less afraid and more empowered having gained the knowledge and skills to make some major lifestyle changes with a better understanding of diabetes. Diabetes education workshops: Are evidence-based Are run by trained facilitators Increase people's knowledge and awareness of diabetes self-management Empower people to self-manage through information and peer experiences Facilitate lifestyle changes & health beliefs Improve patient outcomes (e.g., weight, HbA1c, lipid levels, quality of life)(Deakin et al 2006; Cerriel et al 2012) Recent feedback from an attendee to our Living Well with Diabetes Workshop: “I didn’t choose to get diabetes but I can choose how to manage it. The diabetes workshop has supported my journey - I know that I can thrive, be happy & feel well with diabetes & still live my life.”

Service types: Wellness / healthy lifestyle, Exercise and activity, Healthy eating.

Why refer to our Diabetes Self-Management support programme?
Living with diabetes can be scary and confusing and feedback from our attendees is extremely positive; patients feel they are less afraid and more empowered having gained the knowledge and skills to make some major lifestyle changes with a better understanding of diabetes.


Diabetes education workshops:

  • Are evidence-based
  • Are run by trained facilitators
  • Increase people's knowledge and awareness of diabetes self-management
  • Empower people to self-manage through information and peer experiences
  • Facilitate lifestyle changes & health beliefs
  • Improve patient outcomes (e.g., weight, HbA1c, lipid levels, quality of life)(Deakin et al 2006; Cerriel et al 2012)

Recent feedback from an attendee to our Living Well with Diabetes Workshop:

“I didn’t choose to get diabetes  but I can choose how to manage it.  The diabetes workshop has supported my journey  - I know that I can thrive, be happy & feel well with diabetes & still live my life.”

Online Booking URL

Region

Central Auckland, East Auckland, North Auckland, South Auckland, West Auckland

Contact Details

Please visit our website to see the current schedule of workshops.

We run our “Living Well with Diabetes” workshop in different locations across Auckland

Street Address

We run our “Living Well with Diabetes” workshop in different locations across Auckland

Postal Address

PO Box 110018
Auckland Hospital
Auckland 1148

This page was last updated at 2:19PM on September 6, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) & Support.