Living Well with Type 2 Diabetes Self-Management Programme

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is when there is too much glucose (sugar) in your blood.  By learning about diabetes and really looking after yourself – your diet, exercise and lifestyle – you can avoid complications caused by this condition.

There are three main types of diabetes:

  1. Type 2 diabetes
    Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which your body isn’t able to use insulin properly, resulting in high blood glucose levels. This can lead to a wide range of health problems if not treated.
  2. Type 1 diabetes
    Type 1 diabetes
    is an autoimmune condition in which the body is unable to produce enough insulin, resulting in insulin deficiency.
  3. Gestational
    Gestational diabetes is when a pregnant woman who was not known to have diabetes before pregnancy develops high blood glucose levels during pregnancy.

While diabetes is a progressive condition, attending a diabetes self-management programme to learn as much as you can about diabetes, can help you live well with diabetes.

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What is the ‘Living Well with Type 2 Diabetes’ self-management programme
  • an education programme, delivered in a small group and a relaxed environment
  • 2.5 hours each week for 4 weeks
  • delivered by a Programme Coordinator and has the input of a multi-disciplinary team which includes a:  Clinical Nurse Specialist Diabetes, Dietitian, Green Prescription Coordinator and Primary Mental Health team member
  • Free at attend
  • encourages a family/whanau/partner/support person to attend
What will you learn at ‘Living Well with Type 2 Diabetes’ programme
  • Understanding what diabetes is
  • Understanding your HbA1c, blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Diabetes treatments and how to lower the risk of long-term complications to your eyes, kidneys, heart, feet and brain
  • Managing your physical activity
  • Healthy eating with practical tips
  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Goal setting and making a plan
  • What support options are available and how to access them
Who is the ‘Living Well with Type 2 Diabetes’ Self-Management Programme for

This is for anyone with type 2 diabetes.  We encourage you to bring family/whanau/partner/support person or friend with you.

How do you register?

You can register at any time by:

  • phoning us on (03) 520 6200 or
  • asking your Doctor or Practice Nurse to refer you to the ‘Living Well with Type 2 Diabetes’ self-management programme


Self-Management Coordinator
Lois Wong