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Winya Marang

Winya Marang is a diabetes support program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Wellington – it supports families to break away from the cycle of diabetes.


How does Winya Marang work?

Our diabetes educators, dietitians and Aboriginal health workers support you to understand what diabetes is, what causes it and how to manage it. Winya Marang also supports family members who don’t have diabetes but are at risk of developing it. 

When they say; “it runs in the family.” You tell ‘em – “and this is where it runs out”

We will sit and yarn with your family to understand your experience of diabetes; and create a plan to best suit your family’s needs. This may include:

  • Dietary management
  • Cooking support
  • Shopping on a budget
  • Smoking cessation programs
  • Understanding your medicines
  • Foot care
  • Eye care
  • Ways to be more active
  • Sugar monitoring support

You can choose where we meet so you feel more comfortable. Winya Marang also provides a drop-in diabetes clinic.

This pilot program partners with Western Sydney University to measure how useful it is to work with family groups to break the cycle of diabetes.


How do I access Winya Marang?

This program is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families living in Wellington, with at least one family member diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.


More information


This service is supported by funding through the Australian Government Department of Health.

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