Diabetes Education & Management

Living with diabetes can be confusing. There is a lot to learn and staying well may mean you need to make some lifestyle changes. This is an advanced nursing assessment and care planning service for all adults with diabetes or at risk of developing diabetes. The service is designed to help you develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to keep well and reduce your risk of complications.

All clients receive assessments and care plans. There is priority for Māori and high needs clients who face barriers to receiving adequate service.

We provide health advice, nutrition and exercise support, and follow-up care at the home, marae, workplace or clinic; health promotion and information to enable people to self-manage their health; assistance with navigation of health services and ongoing monitoring of health parameters.

A podiatry clinic is available at Ngā Kākano fortnightly Tuesdays. This free service is available in Te Puke and surrounding areas and we also offer clinics in Murupara.

This service covers:

  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Diabetes management
  • Access to podiatry
  • Pre-diabetes education
  • Group Sessions
  • Home visits


  • Free and mobile
  • Assesses and supports people with diabetes or at risk of developing diabetes
  • Advice, education and care plans offered
  • Support at home or other locations every Wednesday in Te Puke
  • A free podiatry clinic is available in Te Puke every fortnight and Murupara on the first Tuesday of every month