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Assisting people with diabetes to access professional psychological support

This guide provides information for health professionals about assisting people with diabetes to access professional psychological support.

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Clinical guiding principles for sick day management of adults with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes

This booklet aims to assist health professionals in providing best practice self-management advice and support for adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes when they experience an intercurrent illness.

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Continuous and flash glucose monitoring devices

An information booklet for health professionals about subsidised continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and flash glucose monitoring (Flash GM) devices through the NDSS.

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Diabetes and emotional health

This practical guide is designed to support health professionals to identify, address and communicate about emotional health problems during consultations with adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

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Diabetes and emotional health handbook – questionnaire cards (toolkit)

Master copies of the questionnaires referred to in the Diabetes and emotional health handbook are provided so that you can reproduce them for use in your routine clinical practice.

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Diabetes and emotional health handbook – summary cards (toolkit)

Quick reference cards for easy access. Each card provides a summary of an emotional health problem: how to recognise it and how to support the person experiencing it.

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Diabetes and feet toolkit

A practical toolkit for health professionals using the Australian diabetes-related foot disease guidelines.

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Diabetes and kidney disease Information Prescription

About a third of people with diabetes develop kidney problems. Talk with your doctor, or diabetes health care team about ways you can reduce your risk of health complications.

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Diabetes and your blood pressure Information Prescription

People with diabetes and high blood pressure are at increased risk of having a heart attack or stroke. By lowering your blood pressure, you can significantly reduce your risk.

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Diabetes and your cholesterol Information Prescription

People with diabetes and high levels of bad cholesterol are at higher risk of having a heart attack or stroke. By lowering your bad cholesterol, you can significantly reduce your risk.

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Diabetes and your feet—low risk Information Prescription

People with diabetes are at higher risk of developing serious foot problems. You can reduce this risk if you have regular foot checks with a health professional and take good care of your feet.

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Diabetes and your feet—moderate or high risk Information Prescription

People with diabetes are at higher risk of developing serious foot problems. You can reduce this risk if you have regular foot checks with a health professional and take good care of your feet.

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Diabetes in Schools

Health professionals are a vital source of support and knowledge for students living with type 1 diabetes, their parent/carers and the people that support them. Be part of the school diabetes team.

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Diabetes management in aged care

This handbook is for staff who support those living with diabetes in residential aged care facilities.

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Diabetes management in aged care – fast facts for care workers

This resource extracts the fast facts sections at the start of each chapter of Diabetes management in aged care (DMAC) handbook.

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Diabetes management in aged care (DMAC) handbook

For staff who support those living with diabetes in residential aged care facilities.

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Diabetes—keeping your kidneys healthy Information Prescription

About a third of people with diabetes go on to develop kidney problems. Blood and urine tests can show early signs of any damage and help you keep your kidneys healthy.

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Diabetes, contraception and pregnancy Information Prescription

For women with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes, the best preparation for a healthy, enjoyable pregnancy starts with getting the right information and advice before falling pregnant.

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Effective communication with people who have an intellectual disability about their diabetes

This guide provides information for health professionals about communicating with people who have an intellectual disability about their diabetes.

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Foot Forward for health professionals

A range of information and educational resources to support health professionals to provide appropriate foot care for people with diabetes.

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Healthcare providers’ guide to diabetes management for inpatients

This guide is for healthcare professionals who provide diabetes management for inpatients in hospital.

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Hyperglycaemia – high blood glucose

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Implementing the National Diabetes Nursing Education Framework – information for nurses

This information sheet provides guidance to nurses about the National Diabetes Nursing Education Framework, including implementation suggestions and assessment information.

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Improving health literacy for people with diabetes

This document aims to provide practice recommendations to diabetes educators and other health professionals to better support health literacy for people with diabetes, their families and carers.

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Information Prescriptions flyer

What are Information Prescriptions? How do I use them to record test results and help people understand, engage with and improve their health targets.

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Information Prescriptions: an overview for health professionals

This resource gives health professionals an overview of the Information Prescriptions and how to use them as a key to unlocking behaviour change.

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McKellar guidelines (external resource)

These guidelines provide detailed information regarding diabetes management in the aged care sector. Go to the ADMA website to download.

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My emotions and diabetes Information Precription

Living with diabetes has its ups and downs and it can affect how you feel. Understanding how diabetes affects your mood means you can take steps to improve your emotional wellbeing.

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National Diabetes Nursing Education Framework

The framework aims to guide the development of a skilled nursing workforce that is capable of providing a high standard of diabetes care.

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National Diabetes Nursing Education Framework – information for nurses

This information sheet is for nurses working with people who have diabetes. It explains the National Diabetes Nursing Education Framework and how it will help them.

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National Diabetes Nursing Education Framework – learning workbook

This workbook supports the National Diabetes Nursing Education Framework. It is designed for those who are unable to access the online learning modules or prefer workbook-style learning.

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National Diabetes Nursing Education Framework 2020–2022

The framework is a tool that promotes life-long learning and can support the nursing profession to advance in the field of diabetes care and education with a long-term goal of improved community health.

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National Gestational Diabetes Register for health professionals

Information for health professionals about the National Gestational Diabetes Register.

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Person centred care for people with diabetes

This document aims to provide health practitioners with a set of principles and recommendations to optimise the self-management education, support and care provided to people with diabetes in their practice

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Person-centred care toolkit

The person-centred care toolkit aims to assist credentialled diabetes educators and other health professionals to understand the benefits of and to adopt person-centred care practices.

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Practice nurses certifying NDSS forms

Practice nurses (enrolled and registered nurses) are authorised to complete and certify (sign) some NDSS forms.

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Quality review tool

This resource is useful tool for managers in aged care facilities to assess the quality of the management and care of residents diagnosed with diabetes in their facility.

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Resident sick day plan

Every aged care resident with diabetes should have a documented sick day management plan. This template can be adapted to need.

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Six minute Intensive Training for aged care settings

A3-sized posters of relevant aged care setting diabetes-related topics.

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Six minute Intensive Training for Home Care Providers

A3-sized posters of relevant home care setting diabetes-related topics.

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Tailor your communication skills learning module

A learning module for health professionals caring for adults with diabetes and an intellectual disability.

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Talking about diabetes

Short videos to update or refresh diabetes knowledge for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce; health workers, practitioners and other professionals.

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Diabetes Australia acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this Country. We recognise their connection to land, waters, winds and culture. We pay the upmost respect to them, their cultures and to their Elders, past and present. We are committed to improving health outcomes for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by diabetes and those at risk.

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