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Resources to support health professionals

We have resources to support health professionals and strengthen their knowledge and understanding of diabetes.

We also have a range of resources to support people with diabetes and information available in languages other than English.

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 who have an intellectual disability

Information for health professionals about communicating with people who have an intellectual disability about their diabetes.

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.

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:

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 feet

Foot Forward

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.

Information Prescriptions

These resources were developed to support health professionals in providing diabetes management information for people with diabetes.

Information sheets

These documents were developed by the Australian Diabetes Educators Association to support health care professionals.

National Diabetes Nursing Education Framework

A competency framework for nurses in diabetes care and education.

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.

Guidelines

Related information

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.