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Canterbury diabetes services & support

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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.

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 diabetes specialists, diabetes nurse specialists, diabetes youth nurse, podiatrists, dietitians, and 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 diabetes services include a dietitian, diabetes nurse specialist, visiting diabetes podiatrist and visiting diabetes specialist.

Ashburton diabetes services are 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 is at 21 Carlyle St, Sydenham. It's open from 9 am to 4 pm weekdays and provides:

Phone: (03) 925‑9972

Diabetes services for Māori and Pasifika people

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

Diabetes Canterbury Youth

Diabetes Canterbury Youth is a branch of Diabetes New Zealand. It supports young people living with diabetes in Canterbury. It runs several events a year, including a summer camp. Follow Diabetes Canterbury Youth on Facebook to keep up with their activities.

You can contact Diabetes Canterbury Youth by email or by calling 021-252-2161.

On the next page: Diabetes group education classes

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed November 2022.

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