Diabetes Services

CHIRP Community Health provides a range of diabetes services to help people understand and manage diabetes.

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic condition, where the body either cannot produce insulin or cannot properly use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a vital hormone in the body that is able to control the amount of glucose (sugar) in the body.

For our bodies to work properly, our body needs glucose for energy. When insulin is not being produced, this limits the body’s ability to convert glucose into energy.  Instead glucose stays in the blood, resulting in high blood sugar levels which can have detrimental effects on the body and it’s organs.

While diabetes is serious, it can be managed through early detection optimal treatment and effective ongoing support and management.

We provide:

  • One to one diabetes education and ongoing management support
  • Support for patients and staff at Castlemaine Health and Maldon Hospital
  • Support for people with diabetes in local prisons
  • Monthly Diabetes Support Group
  • Endocrinology clinic  (GP referral required)

Our Diabetic services

CHIRP Community Health provide a range of diabetes services and supports. An overview of our services can be found below.

If you are in need of urgent medical attention, please contact Triple Zero (000).


External Web Resources

Diabetes Australia

Everything you need to know about Diabetes and how to manage it with lifestyle, diet and activity. Obtain the latest news and research on this disease.

National Diabetes Services Scheme Diabetes

Information to help you self-manage your diabetes, including topics such as diabetes care, nutrition, exercise, pregnancy, associated health information, and the NDSS.

Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

An independent, Australian-based research institute, recognised internationally for its contributions to medical science.

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