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, who live in the Northern Territory.
Healthy Living NT has diabetes and cardiac education services based in both Darwin and Alice Springs. We also provide diabetes and cardiac education in remote communities throughout the Northern Territory through Commonwealth funding. Healthy Living NT educators are able to provide education services by telephone or email where a client is unable to attend an appointment in person.
All services are provided by qualified diabetes and cardiac nurse educators and dietitians.
Diabetes and cardiac education services include group and individual education to clients and their families/ carers run by qualified diabetes and cardiac nurse educators and dietitians, either in our offices or out in remote communities or by phone. Family members, significant others and carers are encouraged to attend education sessions, as this can assist with management and understanding of a clients condition. A doctors referral is not needed to access our education services, however, if you are able to bring a referral this will provide us with information about your condition, that helps us better tailor our services to you.
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.
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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. Click here, if you want to make an appointment in the Darwin area and click here to make an appointment for Alice Springs. 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. If you require any special needs during your appointment (ie; interpreter), please let us know at the time of making your appointment.
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. Please 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 that a school and its staff are aware of their duty of care to children who have been 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. Parents or schools can request an education session by emailing Healthy Living NT at email@example.com
Our educators are also available for workplace education sessions on diabetes and heart disease prevention and management, the information provided at these sessions is general in nature and not intended to be used as individual management plans. Early bookings are essential. All requests must be made at least four weeks in advance. Charges may apply, for more information please contact Healthy Living NT at firstname.lastname@example.org