Diabetes in Braybrook

Responding to Diabetes in Braybrook ProjectDiabetes_Logo_Cropped_02_Circle


This project used a place based approach to consider the barriers and enablers to managing and living with diabetes in the suburb of Braybrook. The project aimed to consult with community members, clinicians and stakeholders to create and implement innovative and meaningful strategies to assist the community with diabetes management.


braybrook-shops-4The Responding to Diabetes in Braybrook needs analysis examined the role of the physical and social environment and how this impacted on choice and opportunity for community members. This information was complemented by the thoughts and experience of community members and local health and community workers regarding diabetes management in this geographical location. The project began in late July and is currently developing further projects that will assist the community to effectively manage diabetes.

Responding to Gestational Diabetes in Braybrook is a follow up to the Responding to Diabetes in Braybrook report, which identified gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) as a significant issue for Melbourne’s west, particularly Braybrook. GDM has severe and lifelong health implications for both mother and child, in pregnancy and beyond. The report details GDM in the socio-cultural and environmental context of Melbourne’s west, demographic data and cultural case studies, highlights from previous GDM programs and recommendations for acting on GDM in the future.

Diabetes Out West Website


  • The Diabetes Out West website is designed to educate people in Braybrook about their diabetes and the great support they can get in their local community. It encourages people to be proactive in their care, rather than relying on others to make decisions.
  • The website was designed in partnership with community members and local service providers. It is easy to use and easy to read. The website is also translated into Vietnamese. Visit www.diabetesoutwest.org.au



Tanya Sofra, Systems Integration Manager

Phone 9248 9658 or tanya.sofra@healthwest.org.au