Diabetes Education

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Diabetes Education and care is available for people with diabetes and their carer. A Diabetes Educator can play a key role in the co-management of an individual’s diabetes by:

  • assisting with individualised diabetes specific information and support
  • supporting clients with clinical care including insulin stabilisation
  • facilitating group education for people newly diagnosed with diabetes
  • supply and maintenance of blood glucose meters & insulin devices
  • assisting with continuous glucose monitoring systems
  • providing information and support when commencing insulin pump therapy
  • being a resource person for healthcare professionals


Care coordination for people requiring support to manage their diabetes is available through Complex Care - linking them into other key services and working together to have a plan for care.  

Regular clinics are available:

  • Diabetes Educator clinics - monthly in Penshurst, Coleraine, Casterton, Harrow & Balmoral.
  • Diabetes Educator GP Medicare clinic - fortnightly at Hamilton Medical Group, Coleraine Medical Clinic and Casterton Medical Clinic.
  • The Royal Children’s Hospital Outreach clinics – 3 monthly held by a visiting Paediatric Endocrinologist for local children and adolescents with diabetes.

Referral

Referrals are accepted from medical practitioners and other health professionals. Individuals may self-refer.

Last updated 19/08/16