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Comprehensive Care’s diabetes services operate throughout the Waitematā region to improve the health and wellbeing of Diabetes patients

Comprehensive Care offers free Diabetes Self-Management Education courses (DSME), dietitian-led supermarket tours, dietitian consultations and psychologist consultations. These diabetes services operate throughout the Waitematā region to improve the health and wellbeing of Diabetes patients. We work collaboratively with a range of community groups including Harbour Sport, TANI Asian forum and North Shore diabetes support groups.

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes in New Zealand. For many people it can be managed and prevented by following a healthy lifestyle.

At Comprehensive Care, we want to help people with type 2 diabetes enjoy optimal health and wellbeing. We do this by offering free education and support programmes for people with type 2 diabetes.


Comprehensive Care Diabetes Self-Management Education

Our Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) programme is a free course for people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Through this course, Comprehensive Care helps you to improve your understanding of your condition and empowers you to self-manage your health.

We teach people how to live well with type 2 diabetes through medication management, diet, exercise, avoiding complications from diabetes and managing stress. We encourage you to bring a support person (for example, the person who does the most cooking in your house!).

Most of our courses are held as one-day sessions in the following locations. From time to time, we also offer evening courses.

  • Albany
  • Bayview
  • Birkdale
  • Henderson
  • Helensville
  • Orewa
  • Ranui
  • Warkworth

Weekend courses are held throughout the year. We also occasionally hold courses presented in other languages. Please contact for more information.

If you are unable to attend a group session, we may be able to provide one-on-one support from registered nurses and dietitians.


Upcoming Courses

Events are regularly updated on our Facebook page

View our upcoming events here.

For more details about DSME, contact us on 09 448 0019 or


Dietary Advice

Eating healthy food is an important part of managing your diabetes. Eating well with diabetes does not mean you need to eat different food from your family. People who live in the Waitematā DHB area and have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, are able to make an appointment with a registered dietitian for dietary support to help them manage their health and wellbeing. We have clinics in Warkworth, Albany, Henderson, Birkdale and Kelston.

Contact us on 09 415 1091, or talk to your General Practice about a referral.

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