Diabetes Education Australia

diabetes education australia

Are you seeking diabetes education in Australia?
Diabetes education Australia is the process by which someone is supported to learn to manage their diabetes confidently. This is achieved through the provision of information, the support of skill development and ongoing guidance through the progression of the condition.

In Australia the provision of diabetes education should conducted by a fully qualified Credentialled Diabetes Educators (CDE’s). CDE’s are appropriately trained health professionals who have attained additional qualifications and have demonstrated skills and experience in addition to their primary professional discipline.  They work as part of a multidisciplinary team of health care providers in supporting the person with diabetes.

Credentialled diabetes educators are traditionally located in hospitals and GP clinics. The large incidence of diabetes in the Australian population often means that there will be a waiting list for receiving diabetes education Australia. This can contribute to increased anxiety and poorer diabetes control.

As sited in the “National Evidence Based Guideline for Patient Education in Type 2 Diabetes” approved by NHMRC, there is strong supportive evidence that:

  • Diabetes education is effective in helping people with type 2 diabetes improve body

weight

  • Diabetes education improves health related quality of life including physical,

psychological and social function

  • Diabetes education may have an effect in reducing depression and anxiety
  • Diabetes education may improve patients’ self-efficacy/empowerment, psychological

adjustment to diabetes, and enhance attitudes and beliefs about diabetes

  • Diabetes education is associated with a reduction in cardiovascular events and

microvascular complications such as retinopathy and end stage nephropathy

The diabetes education provided through Australian Diabetes Online Services is provided by qualified Credentialled Diabetes Educators with over 10 years of experience. Each of the diabetes education team has either a background in nursing or dietetics which assists in providing a greater depth of experience and understanding of the condition.

ADOS have no waiting lists and the diabetes education will be provided when you want it and where you want it. Receiving diabetes education has never been so simple and quality is not compromised.

 

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