The Diabetes Service
- Updated and new Type 1 Diabetes factsheets
High blood glucose factsheet for consumers has been updated. New factsheet High blood glucose insulin pump for consumers has been added. (November 2019)
- Updated Type 2 Diabetes factsheet
High blood glucose factsheet for consumers has been updated. (November 2019)
- New Nutrition factsheet
Gastroparesis and Diabetes for consumers has been updated. (November 2019)
- Updated Type 1 Diabetes factsheet
What is type 1 diabetes factsheet for consumers has been updated. (October 2019)
- Updated Type 2 Diabetes factsheets
2 fact sheets have been updated:
- A protocol has been updated in Inpatient / hospital care - Blood glucose and blood ketone monitoring in hospital
- Two clinical support guides, a protocol and a chart have been updated in Inpatient / hospital care
- Updated Type 1 Diabetes factsheets
Insulin in type 1 diabetes - Basal bolus and Basal bolus insulin in type 1 diabetes - Calculations for consumers have been updated. (June 2019)
- Updated Nutrition factsheet
Salt for consumers has been updated. (May 2019)
The regional Diabetes Service provides a variety of ambulatory and inpatient services for the person with diabetes. Management and education services are provided within a 'shared care' arrangement with the referring medical practitioner. Services are prioritised based on the CHSA Diabetes Service Clinical Priority Tool.
Services in country are staff by diabetes specialist nurses and allied health professionals, working in local teams. Many of the nurses are credentialed diabetes educators and have significant experience in most areas of diabetes management and education. The central team also provides clinical backup and consultation by distance to support areas with low access.
The service provided over 27,000 patient services in 2014-2015. Due to the geographical spread, services can be offered on site, via outreach or via videoconference or telephone link.
- education service for people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes and those experiencing alterations in their management
- education service for people with newly diagnosed and ongoing type 1 diabetes
- education service for children with diabetes and their families (type 1 and type 2 diabetes)
- education service for women with gestational diabetes & pre-existing diabetes in pregnancy (both type 1 and type 2 diabetes), shared care with maternity services
- ambulatory stabilisation of insulin (in some sites)
- consultation and review of high risk inpatients
- training and support of hospital staff.
Programs are designed to;
- build knowledge and capacity in people with diabetes, to self management diabetes on a day to day basis
- individualise self management action plans based on the persons need and risk factors.
Some specialised services are offered in a shared care arrangement with specialist metropolitan services such as management of insulin pump therapy.