Healthy Living NT education services are supported by Northern Territory Government and are free for people with all types of diabetes, including pre-diabetes and heart disease, living in the Northern Territory.
Location of Services
Healthy Living NT has diabetes and cardiac education services based in Darwin and Alice Springs. We also provide diabetes and cardiac education in remote communities throughout the Northern Territory through Commonwealth funding. Qualified diabetes and cardiac nurse educators and dietitians can provide education services by telephone or email where a client is unable to attend an appointment in person.
Diabetes education services include group and individual education to clients, families and carers run by qualified diabetes nurse educators and dietitians, either in our offices or out in remote communities or by phone. A doctor’s referral is not needed to access our education services, however, if you are able to bring a referral this will provide us with better information about your condition.
Family members and carers are encouraged to attend education sessions, as this can assist with management and understanding of a client’s condition. Healthy Living NT uses accredited interpreters when needed. If you need an interpreter, please let us know when you contact us to make your appointment.
Group Education Sessions
These sessions are available in Darwin, Alice Springs and Palmerston:
- Healthy Heart for Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Getting Started Program for newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes
- Gestational Diabetes Group for pregnant women
- Touching Base Group
Individual appointments for our diabetes and cardiac education services are available in Darwin, Palmerston and Alice Springs. Please note, that only individual appointments for gestational diabetes education services are available in Alice Springs.
- Darwin area appointments
- Alice Springs appointments
Please contact us if you live outside of these areas. If we do not service your area, phone appointments are also available for remote area clients living in the Northern Territory. Need an interpreter, let us know when making your appointment.
Community Education and Public Awareness
Diabetes and cardiac educators, including dietitians are available for community oriented health promotion activities that raise awareness of diabetes and heart disease in the community. Contact Healthy Living NT at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Healthy Living NT works extensively with schools where there are children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes to ensure staffs are aware of their duty of care to children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes educators can also speak to the classmates of these children in order to teach them about the condition and to help dispel the myths that can sometimes lead to discrimination.
Educators are available to run education sessions for teachers and students at schools about type 1 and 2 diabetes. Request an education session at email@example.com
Corporate Education Services
Our educators are available for workplace education sessions on diabetes and heart disease prevention and management. Information provided at these sessions is general in nature and not intended to be used as individual management plans. Bookings are essential and need to be made four weeks in advance. Charges may apply, for more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org