Diabetes Education

Seymour Health provides a qualified Diabetes Education Program by a Diabetes Educator (Registered Nurse) who sees clients by appointment.  Clinics are  conducted at the Ambulatory Care Centre.  Appointments are available each Monday between 8.30am - 5pm and can be made by contacting ACC Reception on 5735 8050. A referral from your GP is required.


Clients with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes can access:

  • Education
  • Information
  • Support
  • Training in the use of Glucometers
  • Provision of and training in the use of Novopens
  • Dietary advice
  • Referral to Dietitian and Podiatrist

What to bring to your appointment

Medications list, including insulin.

Copies of recent blood tests (your GP can help you with this):

  • HbA1C
  • Lipids
  • LFT's
  • Microalbuminuria

How much does it cost?

Our fee is charged according to the Department of Human Services Home and Community Care (HACC) guidelines for each person enrolled in the program.  The fee is discussed at your initial assessment appointment.  Additional costs may be incurred for specialised equipment if required.

For further information and to enrol in the program, contact us at the Ambulatory Care Centre. We are open Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm.

Disposal of sharps

The Hospital does not offer a free sharps container disposal service.  This service is available from Mitchell Shire through the Seymour Library located in Anzac Avenue, Seymour.

Useful Links

  • https://www.diabetesvic.org.au/
    Consumer body representing people with diabetes in Victoria, includes information, local groups and links to health professionals
  • http://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/
    A good starting point, with links to Diabetes Australia Victoria and access to online ordering of supplies through NDSS
  • http://www.humehealth.com.au/diabetes/
    A local link with regional information and services
  • http://www.jdrf.org.au/default.asp
    This website provides information for young people with Type 1 Diabetes, with the ability to join their mailing list to receive their informative newsletter.
  • http://www.realitycheck.org.au/
    This Website's focus is for Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes.  (Not a medical information site.)  Reality Check has a great discussion forum where young adults (and older teens) can browse or participate in discussion groups and access current information and opinion on a wide variety of related topics
  • http://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/ndss/
    The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) is an initiative of the Australian Government administered by Diabetes Australia.  Through the administration of the NDSS, Diabetes Australia provides practical assistance, information and subsidised products to over 1,000,000 Australians diagnosed with diabetes.

 

Referrals

Referrals to be made to:

Ambulatory Care Centre
Phone: 03 57358050
Fax: 03 57358090