Diabetes Education and Care

Diabetes education and care is something we are proud to say we do very well here at Pakenham Family Health.

Diabetes is a serious condition that requires daily self-care. If complications develop, diabetes can have a significant impact on quality of life and can reduce life expectancy. While there is currently no cure for diabetes, people can live an enjoyable life by effectively managing it.

That is why we are proud to have on our staff a Credentialled Diabetes Educators (CDE) Marina George. Her passion is helping people living with diabetes take control of the condition and improve their quality of life.

Marina first qualified as RN, then completed further education to become a CDE. She is one of very few healthcare practitioners in our area who are qualified to provide a client-centered approach to diabetes education and care. She assists her patients in dealing with daily self-management, in accordance with the Australian National Standards of Practice for Diabetes Educators.

Marina was herself diagnosed at age 4 with Type 1 or Juvenile Diabetes. From personal struggles she has developed an interest and passion for helping those living with diabetes.

Marina is able to provide education and support to patients with all types of diabetes in all stages, whether they are newly diagnosed or are existing diabetics.

  • Newly diagnosed education for Type 2
  • Insulin start and titration
  • Lifestyle education and support

Marina is very popular with all of her patients and her friendly, but firm approach has helped many people living with diabetes to gain control over the chronic condition.

For more information on CDEs please go to:


Our practice offers Bulk-billing to both new and existing patients holding a valid Medicare card with no out-of-pocket cost for standard consultations from Monday to Friday

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Pakenham Family Health uses an online booking system for appointments. To get started, simply click on the “Book An Appointment” button below and select your dates and GP.

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