Executive Director

ADS 2014 Presentation

Natalie Wischer

Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife, Bachelor of Nursing, Credentialled Diabetes Educator, Graduate Diploma of Management, Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education.

Natalie Wischer Executive Director Australian Diabetes Online Services

Natalie Wischer
Executive Director
Australian Diabetes Online Services

Executive Director

Australian Diabetes Online Services.

&

Chief Executive Officer

National Association of Diabetes Centres

 

Natalie been working as a diabetes educator for over 15 years in a variety of positions. Her interest in this area stemmed from working 3 years in some of the most remote Aboriginal communities in Australia where rates of type 2 diabetes were found to be nearly 50% in those over the age of 40. She had worked previously at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.

Her clinical diabetes roles over the 14 years have included the care of people with diabetes as in-patients and in the community, aged care and working with the local GP’s.

Natalie is also the Chief Executive Officer for the National Association of Diabetes Centres and is also consulting on a number of tele-health and technology initiatives in the care of people with diabetes. She is also a former ADEA board member and NADC steering committee representative.

In combing her passions for technology and care of people with diabetes, she established Australian Diabetes Online Services in 2011. ADOS provides diabetes self-management, education and support to people with diabetes 24/7 and when they need it the most by using a plethora of resources available in the broader eHealth environment. Using a variety of innovative methods she educates her clients on managing their diabetes and supports them on their journey, no matter where they are or when.

Her passion for innovative technology for the management of diabetes sees her spending large amounts of time scouring the world for information. This deep enthusiasm and comprehension for eHealth in diabetes management has lead her to search internationally for products and solutions that are evidenced based and will suit the Australian diabetes community.

Presentation in Paris

Presentation in Paris

She has recently returned from presenting at the Advanced Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes meeting in Paris and attending the diabetes in pregnancy meeting in Florence, both of which have further inspired her work in this area. In 2011 she travelled to Dubai for the IDF (International Diabetes Federation) conference and also attended the American Diabetes Association conferences in 2012 and 2015.

Natalie is frequently asked to share her passion and global knowledge with the broader health care industry and is an inspiring and energising presenter.

 

Her recent speaking engagements include the International Diabetes Federation meeting at the World Diabetes Congress in Vancouver in November 2015  http://www.idf.org/worlddiabetescongress as well as numerous presentations at the National Diabetes Annual Scientific Meetings hosted over the previous years in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and the Gold Coast.

Natalie is also frequently asked to present at National Obesity meetings, as this is another area she is passionate about making a contribution in. She also writes articles on technology and diabetes for the Australian Diabetes Educator the Diabetes Management Journal and the Diabetes Australia magazine, Conquest.

Natalie is the recipient of several grants and awards including the 2012 Novo Nordisk Regional Diabetes Development Grant and the 2013 Sanofi Research grant. Both these grants support her working in exploring the  efficacy of tele-health and online support services for people with diabetes in rural and remote regions of Australia.

Natalie’s full profile can be found at LinkedIn: LinkedIn profile  and also read the recent article written by Diabetes Queensland.

ADS 2013 Technology Symposium presentation

Australian Diabetes Society 2013 Technology Symposium presentation

Australian Diabetes Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2014 Presentation