Clinical Services
                               

Sharing knowledge – sharing responsibility for health – shared care

Our Diabetes Nurse Educator (DNE) and/or Community Health Workers are able to support anyone living with diabetes, their whanau or friends and assist them to develop  knowledge, personal skills, self-efficacy (confidence), motivation & resources to manage health as optimally as possible.

For the Individual - Dealing with diabetes can be daunting, whether you are newly diagnosed or have been diagnosed for many years. Our team is able to support anyone living with diabetes to take control of their own health by understanding their diabetes & the challenges it brings. Ring our INFOline for details of our coaching program.

Drop-In Clinic Monday's 10-12noon The Diabetes Centre @ Graced 174 Eleventh Ave Tauranga. Appointments availalbe at other times on request

Supporting Local GP's & Practice Nurses - Our Community Support Team is able to provide GPs and Specialist Diabetes Services with 'wrap around' diabetes support for adults and children.   E: info@diabeteshelp.org.nz for a referral form and for more information regarding how we can support your clients

As an advocate - Some people find it difficult to voice opinions, decisions or issues that affect their lives.  Our team is available as an advocate to help people access information, explore & understand their options, & to make their views & wishes known.  Diabetes Help Tauranga is able to represent people with diabetes & work closely with local healthcare providers to raise awareness & advocate for better services. 

Special support/education - Working within a health literacy framework, our team is able to assist those with learning disabilities, physical or sensory impairments, seriously ill, mental illness including dementia, aged (over 65), children (under 18), in institutions to include hospitals, care homes, prisons etc, or those with English as a second language.

Note: We acknowledge that the best person to make decisions about changes to medication etc is your healthcare provider, usually your GP.  As such, should any medication titrations be required you will be advised to contact your usual Healthcare provider or,  with your written permission, we can contact them on your behalf.

Contact our INFOline on (07) 571 3422 or email debbie@diabeteshelp,org.nz for free confidential support & advice. 

Call our INFOline on (07) 571 3422 
TXT 0278 830158