Woman using blood glucose monitor


Diabetes NSW & ACT are running a number of workshops in early 2018 for people with diabetes who live in western New South Wales. The programs on offer cover medication, shopping for healthy food, facts about carbohydrates, and tips for measuring blood sugar.

Med Smart workshops
In these workshops, you will learn about the basics of diabetes and digestion, so that you can understand more about your medications. The workshops will teach you what your medications are, what they do, and give you the opportunity to address any concerns you may have. You will receive practical information about:

  • How medications work
  • Reading medication labels
  • Insulin
  • Side effects
  • Barriers to using medication

Please ensure you bring your medication boxes along to the session.

For people with type 2 diabetes. Bookings are essential

Shop Smart workshops
Do you know what is really going into your trolley? Learn how to decode food labels and spot the techniques used to trick you into buying unhealthy food. These two-hour workshops will help you make healthy choices while shopping. The sessions will cover the following topics:

  • What is healthy eating?
  • Reading food labels and nutritional information on food products
  • Learn about the Glycaemic Index of foods and how it impacts your blood glucose levels
  • Portion sizes and the amount of carbohydrate in foods

Bookings are essential. For people with all types of diabetes.

Meter Smart workshops

Do you find checking your blood glucose painful? Or suspect you are not getting accurate results? These practical skills sessions will show you all the best techniques for using your meter to help manage your diabetes. Topics covered:

  • Measuring BGLs
  • Self-managing BGLs
  • Where to buy and how to test
  • Setting goals to improve diabetes management

Please bring along your medication boxes and blood glucose meter kit to the session.

Bookings are essential.

Carb Smart workshops

Confused about carbs? This session will help clear up any myths and give you the facts about carbohydrates. Learn about the different types of carbs and the amount that is best for you. You will receive practical information about:

  • Food and diabetes
  • Choosing good quality carbohydrates
  • How much carbohydrates you need each day
  • How carbohydrates impact your blood glucose levels

Bookings are essential. For people with type 2 and gestational diabetes

Workshop locations and dates

Med Smart, Parkes
30 January 2018, 9.30am–12.00pm
More information and registration

Shop Smart, Parkes
30 January 2018, 1.30pm–4.30pm
More information and registration

Meter Smart, Cowra
31 January 2018, 1.30pm–4.30pm
More information and registration

Shop Smart, Bathurst
27 March 2018, 9.30am–12.00pm
More information and registration

Med Smart, Bathurst
27 March 2018, 1.30pm–4.00pm
More information and registration

Carb Smart, Dubbo
9 May 2018, 9.00am–12.30pm
More information and registration

Med Smart, Dubbo
9 May 2018, 2.00pm–4.30pm
More information and registration

Contact: 1300 136 588.