Resources to support health professionals
We have resources to support health professionals and strengthen their knowledge and understanding of diabetes.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources and training
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health—diabetes e-Learning
These online learning modules are designed for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workforce and other health professionals working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples living with diabetes. Find out more about these modules.
Feltman and Feltmum resources
Diabetes Victoria with the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation have developed Feltman and Feltmum resources for health professionals that provide Aboriginal families with culturally appropriate, evidence-based information about diabetes.
Find out more about Feltman and Feltmum on the Diabetes Victoria website.
Assisting people with diabetes to access professional psychological support
Information for health professionals about assisting people with diabetes to access professional psychological support.
- Assisting people with diabetes to access professional psychological support: a practical guide for health professionals
Assisting people who have an intellectual disability
Information for health professionals about communicating with people who have an intellectual disability about their diabetes.
- Effective communication with people who have an intellectual disability about their diabetes: a guide for health professionals
- Tailor your communication skills: a training module for health professionals caring for adults with diabetes and an intellectual disability learning module
Continuous and flash glucose monitoring
Information for health professionals about access to continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and flash glucose monitoring (Flash GM) products through the CGM Initiative as part of the NDSS.
- Applying for access to CGM and Flash GM products
- Applying for extended access to CGM and Flash GM products (for planning pregnancy in type 1 diabetes)
- Continuous and flash glucose monitoring devices: information for health professionals
Supporting older people with diabetes
Providers of care are in an ideal position to help support an older person living with diabetes. Resources to support older people with diabetes include:
- people working in a residential aged care facility or as a Home care Provider
- Diabetes management in aged care (DMAC) handbook.
Diabetes and emotional health
The aim of this practical guide and toolkit is to promote the awareness of, and communication about, emotional problems that adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes may experience.
- Diabetes and emotional health handbook
- Diabetes and emotional health handbook questionnaires
- Diabetes and emotional health handbook summary cards
Diabetes and feet
The Foot Forward program offers a range of information and educational resources to support health professionals to provide appropriate foot care for people with diabetes.
This program is supported by the Integrated Diabetes Foot Screening Pathway – a tool that provides nationally consistent guidance for health professionals to encourage early identification and early treatment of foot problems for people with diabetes.
Diabetes and feet toolkit
This toolkit is for health professionals using the Australian diabetes-related foot disease guidelines in daily practice and provide practical pathways to make guideline-recommended diabetes-related foot care easier to use.
Emergency guide for emergency services, local councils and the not-for-profit sector
This guide is for organisations and personnel who deal with natural disasters and emergencies during the planning stages such as local disaster-management groups (local council), as well as those who deal with ‘on-the-ground’ situations after a natural disaster has occurred, such as those managing evacuation centres.
- The needs of people with diabetes and other chronic conditions in natural disasters and emergencies: a guide for emergency services, local councils and the not-for-profit sector booklet
These resources were developed to support health professionals in providing diabetes management information for people with diabetes.
These documents were developed by the Australian Diabetes Educators Association to support health care professionals.
- Person-centred care toolkit
- Person centred care for people with diabetes
- Improving health literacy for people with diabetes
- Australian credentialled diabetes educators and prescribing of insulin and glucose lowering agents
- Capillary blood lancing devices in health care settings
- Understanding HbA1c measurements and reports
- Use of blood glucose meters.
National Diabetes Nursing Education Framework
A competency framework for nurses in diabetes care and education.
- National Diabetes Nursing Education Framework
- Implementing the framework
- Information sheets
- Learning modules
National Gestational Diabetes Register
Information for health professionals about the National Gestational Diabetes Register.
Pre-pregnancy planning and care for women with diabetes
These resources are for women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes planning and preparing for pregnancy.
This course is for health professionals and provides information on pregnancy planning and preparation for women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
Sick day management
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.
- Clinical guiding principles for sick day management of adults with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes.
- Guideline for pre-existing diabetes and pregnancy (2020), Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society
- National evidence‐based clinical care guidelines for type 1 diabetes in children, adolescents and adults (2011) (PDF), Australian Diabetes Society and the Australasian Paediatric Endocrine Group
- Diabetes in pregnancy guideline (2015), National Institute for Health Care Excellence UK.
Australia Diabetes Educators Association position statements
The Australia Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) actively promotes evidence-based best practice diabetes education to ensure optimal health and wellbeing for all people affected by, and at risk of, diabetes. The ADEA considers diabetes education a specialty field of health care practice.
To view the ADEA position statements, please visit their website at adea.com.au.
Australian Diabetes Society position statements
The Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) is the peak medical and scientific body in Australia for diabetes. The main aim of the ADS is to enhance the welfare of individuals with diabetes mellitus by improving knowledge and understanding, producing management guidelines, training of health professionals and supporting diabetes research.
To view the ADS position statements, please visit their website at diabetessociety.com.au.