Diabetes education, support and diabetes advice at Inspiro

Sunday, 31 March 2019
Diabetes education, support and diabetes advice at Inspiro
Edited by Courtney Vinck
Inspiro Contributor and Accredited Dietitian

Are you a diabetic struggling to constantly monitor your insulin levels, eat the right foods, stay active or feel healthy and happy?

Inspiro's diabetes education and assessments services offer education and advice to support people managing diabetes. These services are available at our Lilydale and Belgrave sites.

Inspiro’s Diabetes Management Program is committed to providing high quality, comprehensive diabetes education to people with diabetes, their families and carers health care professionals.

Not taking control of diabetes can cause more health problems

Diabetes can be a debilitating and frustrating disease, potentially causing severe foot problems and a range of other issues including oral health, teeth and mouth problems.. Managing your insulin levels, exercising and eating the right foods can be hard. It is important to keep your blood sugar levels in check, otherwise other health problems may develop.

After waiting longer than she should have, my mother took the first step and saw a diabetes educator. She learned how to take control of her life, feel better, eliminate highs and lows in her blood sugar levels and take action to live a healthier life.

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What you can expect at your first visit to Inspiro

We recognise that taking the first step can be challenging and you will be treated with respect and care throughout the consultation. Following assessment your diabetes management programme is personalized to your needs.

Diabetes Assessment and Referral Service

This is a free service for people with diabetes. It includes an initial assessment and referral to Inspiro's Dietitian, Podiatrist and Diabetes Nurse Educator as required.

These health professional can help you manage:
  • Diabetes, heart disease and stroke risk
  • Healthy eating and weight control
  • Physical activity
  • Stress management and improving sleep patterns
  • Goal setting and managing lapses
  • Get support and motivation to achieve and
  • Maintain healthy lifestyle goals
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About Inspiro's Diabetes Education Program

The Inspiro’s Diabetes Education Program has four distinct classes that have each been tailored to help people with diabetes and their family members better understand the condition. To get the best out of what we offer and to comprehensively learn all of the best practices surrounding diabetes, take all four classes.

The classes are:
  • Understanding Diabetes Course
  • Healthy Living Support Program
  • Health & Vitality: Groups and programs
  • Healthy Supermarket Tours

Classes and consultations are lead by experienced, trained diabetes educators. Click here for more information about the classes offered by Inspiro’s diabetes educators.

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Course 1: Understanding Diabetes Course

Do you have type 2 diabetes? Get support to manage your condition, make lifestyle, changes and improve your health! Our program is designed to support you to manage your condition with confidence.

This is a four week course for people with type 2 diabetes. This course is $7 per session. The course includes four sessions run on a Thursday.

Your program will include:

  • One on one support from an Inspiro health worker
  • An initial assessment and goal setting session to develop a health plan
  • Reviews at 3 months, 6 months and 12 months
  • Referrals to other health services and programs
  • Ongoing communication with your GP


Course 2: Healthy Living Support Program

A 12-month program where you are assigned a dedicated health worker to help you set and reach your realistic health goals. Our health worker will help you to manage your diabetes to get the best results.

These services often experiences high demand and may have limited availability. Call us on 9738 8801 to book an appointment.  

Course 3: Healthy Supermarket Tours

As part of the two-hour tour, a Diabetes Australia dietitian will show you how to read and understand food labels and select the items that are healthy, delicious and helpful for managing your diabetes.

A comprehensive pocket size healthy shopping guide booklet is included as part of the tour cost and helps to take all the hard work out of food shopping.

Location: Lilydale.
Details confirmed upon booking.
Cost: Diabetes Australia (VIC) members – FREE; Non-members $15

To make sure you don’t miss out call us now on 9738 8801

Course 4: Nutrition & Healthy Eating Workshops

Nutrition and Healthy Eating workshops are held monthly and run by an Accredited Practising Dietitian. They teach a great easy-to-follow model to maintain healthy eating habits, help you take control of your eating and improve your relationship with food.

Dates: 3rd Tuesday of the month 5.00 – 6.30pm.
Location:  17 Clarke Street, Lilydale.
Cost: $20 per session, 3 sessions for $50.
Bookings essential: Call 03 9738 8801 to book.

Call us now on 9738 8801 for a free diabetes wellness assessment or to book in for your diabetes education courses. For more information about nutrition support at Inspiro click here.

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About Inspiro’s health services

Inspiro is a not-for-profit health service that provides diabetes education and diabetes management advice and many other services to residents of suburbs including:

Badger Creek, Bayswater, Bayswater North, Belgrave, Belgrave Heights, Belgrave South, Boronia, Chirnside Park, Coldstream, Croydon North, Croydon, Croydon Hills, East Warburton, Emerald, Ferny Creek, Healesville, Heathmont, Hoddles Creek, Kallista, Kalorama, Kilsyth South, Kilsyth, Launching Place, Lilydale, Lysterfield, Macclesfield, Menzies Creek, Millgrove, Monbulk, Montrose, Mooroolbark, Mount Dandenong, Mount Evelyn, Narre Warren East, Olinda, Ringwood, Ringwood North, Sassafras, Selby, Seville, Seville East, Silvan, Tecoma, The Patch, Tremont, Upper Ferntree Gully, Upwey, Wandin, Wandin North, Warrandyte South, Warranwood, Warburton, Wesburn, Wonga Park, Woori Yallock, Yarra Valley, Yarra Glen, Yarra Junction and Yellingbo. 

Our other services include dental, physiotherapy, counselling, occupational therapy, adult speech therapy, child speech therapy, podiatry, child & family support, dietetics & nutrition advice, diabetes education, an on-site GP & skin clinic. We also have the capacity to provide small loans for those in need and My Aged Care and aged care services to the Yarra Ranges community. Click here for more services available at Inspiro.

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