Diabetes workshops for communities from refugee backgrounds
Diabetes Queensland partnered with Mater Refugee Health Advisory representatives to deliver two workshops in February this year about preventing and managing diabetes.
One group was from Myanmar and met at ACCESS Community Services. A different session was held with the Somali Women’s Association Qld at the Holland Park Mosque hall.
Topics included what diabetes is and the different types, what are the signs and symptoms, what causes diabetes and how type 2 diabetes can be prevented and managed.
The workshops were well attended with more than 30 participants at each session.
People who attended gave extremely positive feedback as the presentations were pictorial and interpreters were engaged.
If you would like to know more about a diabetes information session for CALD communities, ring Diabetes Queensland on 1800 177 055 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.