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Practice nurses

As a practice nurse (enrolled or registered) you are often the first point of contact for people living with diabetes. Below are some resources that can help you provide support and information to people living with diabetes.

Support for nurses

NDSS Health Professional Portal

Quicker registration for people with diabetes.

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Forms

For the registration of people with diabetes and continued management of diabetes with the NDSS.

Certifying NDSS forms

Practice nurses can certify some NDSS forms.

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National Gestational Diabetes Register

The register is a program within the NDSS for women in Australia who have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes.

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Help your patients stay on top of their diabetes

The NDSS can help your patients stay on top of their diabetes. Registration is free, and it will give them access to a great range of services and subsidised products.

Benefits of registering

Why people with diabetes should register with the NDSS.

Featured resources

Health workforce education program

These learning modules for health professionals provide information about the NDSS and the benefits of registration.

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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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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 learning modules

These learning modules support the Framework—helping nurses gain the foundation level knowledge identified in part 3 of the framework.

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More information and support

Find a health service or health professional near you

Go to healthdirect to find a diabetes health service or diabetes health professional on their website.

Go to Healthdirect
Find a pharmacy near you

Go to healthdirect to find a community pharmacy on their website.

Go to Healthdirect
Find a diabetes educator near you

Go to Australian Diabetes Educators Association to find a Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE) on their website.

Go to Australian Diabetes Educators Association
Find a dietitian near you

Call Dietitians Australia on 1800 812 942 or you can find an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) on their website.

Go to Dietitians Australia
Find an exercise physiologist near you

Go to Exercise and Sports Science Australia to find an accredited exercise physiologist on their website.

Go to Exercise and Sports Science Australia

Information for people with diabetes

Resources to support people with diabetes

Information on a range of topics for people with diabetes to self-manage their diabetes.

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Access to diabetes information in multiple languages

Access a range of diabetes information in 26 languages.

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Free access to diabetes programs

Learn to manage diabetes confidently with free diabetes programs, available face-to-face and online.

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Access to peer support

Meet and connect with peers who share common experiences about diabetes.

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My NDSS

An easy and secure way to access NDSS information online and in one place. Manage bookings for support programs. View product purchase history.

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Annual cycle of care

It is important to do an annual cycle of care to identify any health concerns early.

Man having his BP taken as part of his annual cycle of care

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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