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Online learning for health professionals

We have a range of learning programs to help health professionals strengthen their knowledge and understanding of diabetes. Programs include the following:

Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) module

This online learning module is designed to provide health professionals with an understanding of CGM in the context of diabetes management in children and young people living with type 1 diabetes, and how to access the necessary supplies and support from the NDSS. This module has Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) endorsement. Completion of this activity attracts 6 Category 2 CPD points approved by the RACGP QI&CPD Program for the 2017-19 triennium. A certificate is provided upon completion of the modules and course evaluation.

Diabetes and natural disaster module

This two-part module is designed for diabetes educators and other health professionals. It aims to equip its audience to educate and support people with diabetes to manage the condition before, during and after a natural disaster or emergency.

Diabetes in aged care modules

Three eLearning modules have been developed for diabetes educators, nurses and aged care workers, working in aged care settings. The modules aim to expand the knowledge and experience of managing older people with diabetes by enhancing understanding of the ageing process and its effects on the care and support of people with diabetes.

Diabetes education training manual for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers

This training manual has been developed to increase diabetes knowledge among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers to better support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with diabetes and help them manage their diabetes.

Person-centred care project

This project includes two key elements—the person-centred care website and the person-centred care toolkit. The toolkit is available in other languages.

The Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) person-centred care toolkit is a quality improvement tool for diabetes educators and diabetes services to use for measuring person-centred care, highlighting areas of improvement and monitoring changes in their practice. The toolkit is based on a set of 10 evidence-based, person-centred care principles.

Pre-pregnancy planning and care for women with diabetes

This course for health professionals provides information on pregnancy planning and preparation for women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The course includes 3 modules—pregnancy and diabetes, preconception counselling (including effective contraception use), and pre-pregnancy care.

The modules have ADEA endorsement, ACM CPD recognition and have been endorsed by the APNA according to approved quality standard criteria. Completion of all three modules allows you to claim 2 ADEA CPD points (02/03/2020), 2 ACM CPD hours (to 05/06/2021) or 2 APNA CPD hours (to 25/01/2020). A certificate is provided upon completion of the modules and course evaluation.