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Health workforce education program

Do people ask you questions about their diabetes because you work in health?

By completing these 10-minute modules you will:

  • know more about the services available through the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS).
  • understand the diabetes healthcare team and how they support people living with diabetes
  • be able to recommend resources and services to people living with diabetes.

How does it work?

You can choose the module(s) most relevant to you and come back to them as often as you like. Make sure you share them with your colleagues!

Please note: In these modules, when we talk about doctor, we mean the person’s endocrinologist, general practitioner (GP), or other specialist doctor who may be involved in that person’s care.

Select one of the modules below to begin.


Overview of what the NDSS is, what the benefits are and how to register people living with diabetes.

Diabetes explained

Quick overview of what diabetes is (3 main types), what causes it and how they are managed.

Medication and monitoring

Quick overview of how diabetes is managed using medication and monitoring.

Life and diabetes

Quick overview of how diabetes is managed with healthy eating and physical activity. Also covers sick days, driving and travel.

Diabetes-related complications

Quick overview of the diabetes-related complications, Annual Cycle of Care screening and the role of the diabetes healthcare team.


Looking for a particular resource from one of the modules? You can find the links to all the resources here. 

Are you keen to learn more about diabetes? These diabetes organisations have education and training available: 

NDSS health professional programs 
This NDSS website has a range of free online learning programs, webinars and resources for health professionals. 

ADEA Diabetes Connekt 
This Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) online platform is for health professionals. It has online learning programs, podcasts and webinars. 

NADC National Diabetes Care Course  
This National Association of Diabetes Centres (NADC) course is for health professionals. 

Diabetes Qualified online courses 
This Diabetes Qualified website has online learning programs, webinars and resources for both health professionals and health workers. 

Your professional organisation may also have training opportunities on diabetes. 

These modules have been developed with input from the Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) and Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA). 

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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