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Canterbury diabetes services & support

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The Diabetes Centre

Diabetes Christchurch

Diabetes services for Māori and Pacific peoples

Diabetes Youth Canterbury

The Diabetes Centre

The Diabetes Centre offers advice, support, and specialist follow-up for people in Canterbury with type 1 diabetes, or complicated type 2 diabetes. Your doctor may refer you to see a specialist at the Diabetes Centre, or to some of the Group Education Classes.

The Diabetes Centre is on the ground floor, Christchurch outpatients building, 2 Oxford Tce.

Open: Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5 pm

Phone: (03) 364-0860

The Diabetes Centre team includes diabetologists, diabetes nurse specialists, diabetes youth nurse, podiatrists, dietitians, and clinical psychologists. There is a Māori diabetes nurse specialist, a Māori diabetes health worker, and a Pacific diabetes nurse educator available.

Diabetes services for Mid Canterbury

Ashburton Services include: dietitian, diabetes nurse specialist, visiting diabetes podiatrist, and visiting diabetes physician.

Located in Community Services, Ashburton Hospital, Elizabeth St, Ashburton.

Open: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4.30 pm

Phone: (03) 307-8465.

Diabetes Christchurch

Diabetes Christchurch operates on the ground floor at 550 Hagley Ave. It is open from 9 am to 4 pm weekdays, and provides:

Phone: (03) 378‑6266

Information sheet and membership application for Diabetes Christchurch

Diabetes services for Māori and Pacific peoples

The following services are available in Canterbury for Māori and Pacific peoples. In most cases, your healthcare professional can refer you to the appropriate service.

Diabetes Youth Canterbury

Diabetes Youth Canterbury is an incorporated society, which helps young people up to the age of 20 who have diabetes. It is run by volunteer parents. Diabetes Youth Canterbury provides financial, educational, and emotional support through lobbying, education, camps, activities, books, equipment, and newsletters.

To contact this group:


Phone: 021‑396‑867

Diabetes Youth Canterbury on Facebook

On the next page: Diabetes group education classes

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed March 2017. Last updated January 2019.

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