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Diabetes education

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by pod2013, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. pod2013

    pod2013 Member


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    I am interested in patient education in diabetes. I would be interested to hear from podiatrists about different methods of patient education that are carried out in their trusts. I am particularly interested in:

    • the effect on the patients diabetes control
    • the details/name of the method or education centers
    • any comments the patients have made on the education offered
     
  2. lucycool

    lucycool Active Member

    Hi - where are you based? At our community health centres, we use the diabetes victoria booklet series which gives a basic understanding of, for example, diabetes and foot health, controlling your diabetes etc.. Our clients find it very useful.
    Cheers!
    Lucy
     
  3. APodC

    APodC Active Member

    We work with the Australian Diabetes Educators Association around these things. You may want to take a look at their resources http://www.adea.com.au/

    Podiatrists are able to become certified diabetes educators.

    Cheers,
    Damian.
     
  4. Cameron

    Cameron Well-Known Member

  5. JAYNES

    JAYNES Active Member

    Damian can you give me more information on how to become a certified diabetes educator
    Thanks
    JAYNES
     
  6. APodC

    APodC Active Member

  7. Ros Kidd

    Ros Kidd Active Member

    I did my Cert with Curtin Uni 1992, I know its run by UTS, so go on line. The course takes about a year. However, that's just the Cert, it's a different matter to practice as you have to work under the guidance of a diabetes unit and continually up date. I have never regretted doing this course and at the time I felt it was a "must" if you worked in a HRFC. I may be slightly out of date so look at the DA requirements.
    Ros
     
  8. Cameron

    Cameron Well-Known Member

    netizens

    Passed on in good faith. Always good to be aware of what diabetics think and this goes a long way (IMO) for Gen Y . The Diabetes Blues by Gaz Brookfield .

    https://youtu.be/6_xLzFHGuu4

    toeslayer
     
  9. pod2013

    pod2013 Member

    Thank you all for your responses so far. I have an additional question: when after diagnosis are patients from the trusts you work in sent for diabetes education.
     
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