Multilingual type 2 diabetes awareness sessions available

Diabetes Victoria are offering free type 2 diabetes awareness sessions and support groups in languages other than English. The sessions are run by trained bilingual health facilitators for groups residing in Melbourne and can be presented in a range of chosen languages, including:

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Macedonian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
  • Vietnamese

Sessions run for 75 minutes and require a minimum of 10 people, information is suitable for groups of men and/or women and addresses the definition of diabetes, its symptoms and effects, risk factors and how to reduce the risk of developing diabetes, as well as the National Diabetes Services Scheme.

For more information on the sessions, visit the Diabetes Victoria website.

Diabetes Victoria are also currently working with the Multicultural Centre for Women's Health to deliver sessions in other languages. These include:

  • Sudanese
  • Arabic
  • Lotuka
  • Madi
  • Hindi
  • Tigre
  • Tigrigna
  • Croatian
  • Marathi
  • Farsi
  • Dari
  • Karen
  • Burmese
  • Tamil
  • Tagalog
  • Amharic
  • Punjabi

For more information about this program, contact Diabetes Victoria’s cultural diversity team on 9667 1733 or

To speak to someone at Diabetes Victoria in your language, please call the Multilingual Helpline on 1300 801 164.