Supporting Self-Care


Programs on offer

Whether you have clients that are at risk, have just been diagnosed, or have had diabetes for many years, we have a program that can help them on their health journey.

Prevention programs

These programs are designed to help your clients avoid a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, however most of the programs are equally useful at helping clients with diabetes to improve their nutrition and activity levels.

Our prevention programs include:

For people with type 1 diabetes

We offer a comprehensive group education program for people with type 1 diabetes. Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating (DAFNE) will equip your client with the knowledge and skills to self-manage their insulin doses, exercise, illness and alcohol intake. Read more about DAFNE.

For people with type 2 diabetes

This program assists your clients to better manage their type 2 diabetes, focusing on nutrition, physical activity and avoiding complications.

For women with gestational diabetes

The Walk Away program was initially developed by Diabetes WA to help people with pre-diabetes avoid a future diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. However it has now been adapted specifically for women who have or have had gestational diabetes. Read more about Walking Away.

Healthy living

Our SMART programs are a series of short courses that educate people with diabetes on a specific aspect of their self-care. These courses cover menu planning, portion size, understanding carbohydrates, foot care and how to monitor blood glucose levels in a meaningful way. Read more about our SMART programs.

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Yarn Up is a well-established program that we run with Aboriginal groups around the state. The program involves bringing together community members to learn about the seriousness of diabetes and the ways in which it can be prevented and managed. Read more about Yarn Up.

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