Feltman Training

Learn to use Feltman to educate the community

Feltman is a teaching tool that can be used by health professionals to help explain what happens in the body of someone who has diabetes.

The resource is a life size felt mat, in the shape of a human body and shows the systems and organs relating to diabetes. Feltman can be hung up (for example on a white board) or laid down on a flat surface.

Feltman can be used with individuals and community groups, as a one-way demonstration or as a two-way interactive workshop. Feltman can be used to explain:

  • What is diabetes?
  • What are the risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes?
  • What are some of the complications of diabetes?
  • How can people with diabetes manage the condition?
  • How can people at risk prevent type 2 diabetes?

Feltman comes with a DVD, a hard copy manual and discussion cards to assist those using the resource, and to complement the information given by the Aboriginal Health Worker during the session.


Diabetes WA can:

  • loan out the Feltman resource to health professionals
  • provide a comprehensive training session on using Feltman to Aboriginal Medical Services/Aboriginal Health Services free of charge
  • support health professionals who are trained to deliver Feltman


For more information on Feltman please contact us at aboriginalhealth@diabeteswa.com.au or call 1300 001 880.

*Feltman was developed by Diabetes Australia – Victoria, in collaboration with the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (VACCHO) and Aboriginal Health Workers.


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