Resources to support health professionals
Health professionals play an important role for people with diabetes, as they are a critical source of medical advice, information and support.
The following resources have been developed to support you. A range of resources for people with diabetes can be found here. Do you need information in another language? We have information available in languages other than English.
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 disorder
Information for health professionals about communicating with people who have an intellectual disability disorder about their diabetes.
- Effective communication with people who have an intellectual disability disorder 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 disorder 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
- Continuous and flash glucose monitoring booklet: information for health professionals
Diabetes management in aged care
Information for people working in aged care.
- Quality review tool: management of residents who have diabetes
- Diabetes management in aged care: a practical handbook
- Diabetes management in aged care: fast facts for care workers
- Six minute intensive training A3 posters for care workers
- Resident sick day plan
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
Emergency guide for local councils, emergency services 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: a guide for local councils, emergency services and the not-for-profit sector booklet
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.
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
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.
- Type 1 and 2 diabetes in pregnancy guidelines for health professionals (2005), 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.