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Smarts Programs

The Smarts programs are a range of short group education workshops designed to help you better manage your diabetes.

Find out if there is a session coming up near you.

All of the Smarts programs are free for NDSS registrants and Diabetes WA members. Bookings are essential.

You can book online or contact us on 1300 001 880.

Foods high in complex arbohyrdates
Woman reading product labels in a supermarket
Variety of medications
Healthy feet walking
ShopSmart Diabetes WA workshop


Foods high in complex arbohyrdates

Confused about carbs? No wonder, given the overwhelming number of diets and eating plans out there. This session will give you the facts on carbohydrates; why you need them, when to eat them and which ones are the better choices for you.

For people with type 2 or gestational diabetes.

Learn more about CarbSmart.


Variety of medications

If you have type 2 diabetes, your doctor may prescribe medication to help you manage your blood glucose levels. This session gives you the facts on what your medications are, what they do and why you need to take them as prescribed and suggests strategies for developing a medication regime that works for you.

For people with type 2 diabetes.

Learn more about MedSmart.



Learning how to monitor blood glucose levels is an important skill in managing your diabetes. Meaningful and timely monitoring can give you insight into how different food choices, behaviours or events can affect your blood glucose levels, and ultimately, your long-term health. This session will explain the how, when and why of blood glucose monitoring and other health checks.

For people with type 2 diabetes.

Learn more about MonitorSmart.


Healthy feet walking

Your feet are made for walking- so let’s keep them healthy. This hands-on session will give you the skills and knowledge to develop your own daily footcare routine, choose the right footwear and work together with your healthcare team so you are always putting your best foot forward.

For people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

Learn more about FootSmart.

ShopSmart Supermarket Tour

ShopSmart Diabetes WA workshop

Do you know what is really going into your trolley? This two-hour supermarket tour will show you how to make sense of a product’s ingredients list and nutrition panel so you can make the best decisions for your health and wellbeing.

For people living with any type of diabetes.

Learn more about ShopSmart Supermarket Tour.


Woman reading product labels in a supermarket

Want to make informed choices about the food you buy? This session will help you to gain confidence in decoding product information and nutrition panels. You’ll be given plenty of real life products to look at and compare, so next time you visit a supermarket you will be able to choose the best options.

For people with any type of diabetes.

Learn more about ShopSmart.

The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) is an initiative of the Australian Government and is administered by Diabetes Australia. The NDSS agent in WA is Diabetes WA. Find out more about the NDSS at or call the NDSS Helpline on 1800 637 700.

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