This section contains links to online NDSS resources that may be useful for health professionals in supporting people with diabetes. You can also see the state and territory diabetes organisations websites, by clicking here. They conduct health professional education for primary care, support workers and NDSS Access Points.
Diabetes and Emotional Health Handbook
The handbook and accompanying toolkit are practical, evidence-based resources aiming to support health professionals to identify, address and communicate about emotional health problems during consultations with adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
Click here to register for your free electronic copy.
Online Diabetes Education Training Manual for Aboriginal Health Workers
An online training manual has been developed to increase diabetes knowledge among Aboriginal Health Workers to better support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with diabetes and assist them in self-managing their diabetes.
This training is targeted to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers who have completed a minimum of Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Community Care) or (Practice).
This course is available through the ADEA Learning Management System at: learning.adea.com.au
Person-Centred Care Project
This project includes two key elements, the Person-Centred Care Website and the Person-Centred Care Toolkit.
The ADEA Person-Centred Care Toolkit is a quality improvement tool for Credentialled Diabetes Educators and diabetes services to use to measure person-centred care, highlight areas for improvement and monitor changes in their practice. The Toolkit is based on a set of ten evidence based Person-Centred Care Principles.
You can find the Person-Centred Care Project on the Australian Diabetes Educators Association website, www.adea.com.au.
Introduction to Diabetes for Mental Health Workers
The program is designed as an introduction to diabetes. It is for all health professionals working in the mental health sector who have clients with diabetes or are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) multicultural diabetes portal provides health professionals with a broad range of translated diabetes resources from credible providers including Diabetes Australia, Diabetes Australia state and territory agents, and non-government organisations. The resources available include factsheets and brochures which have expert advice about managing diabetes and living well in a wide variety of languages
Pregnancy and Diabetes
The Diabetes and Pregnancy website contains information for women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, including young women, Indigenous women and multicultural women, as well as their health professionals and partners, family and friends. The site includes frequently asked questions about pregnancy and diabetes, as well as resources to download or order online
Online Services Directory
Search for NDSS Access Points and doctors, endocrinologists, Credentialled Diabetes Educators, dietitians and other health professionals in your area.
If you are a medical practitioner or allied health professional who specialises in the management of diabetes and would like to be included on the NDSS Online Services Directory please click here for registration.
The Australian Diabetes Map is the only national map monitoring the prevalence of diabetes in Australia.
The data contained in the Australian Diabetes Map is derived from the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) Registrant database* and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and shows people diagnosed with diabetes that are registered on the Scheme.
You can find out more about it here.
myD’ (my diabetes) is a site that has been developed specifically for people aged 16 to 25 years living with diabetes.
The site provides general information on living with diabetes and covers topics like school, work, travel, driving and general health. The site also provides information and links to other sites of interest for younger patients, places to go for more information, and there is a section for them to tell their story and talk about how they live with diabetes.
Gestational Diabetes Website
The NDSS has a dedicated webpage for gestational diabetes. The webpage includes information, resources and support for women with gestational diabetes and information about the gestational diabetes register. The website also provides information on joining the National Gestational Diabetes Register.