Diabetes Educator

Our Credentialled Diabetes Educators (CDEs) are committed to providing individuals with the necessary insights and strategies for effective diabetes management. From understanding blood sugar levels to making informed decisions about medications, lifestyle modifications, and dietary choices, our educators are here to guide you every step of the way.

Comprehensive Diabetes Education and support.

Discover effective diabetes management with our Diabetes Education Nursing Services. Our dedicated CDEs, also referred to as diabetes nurse educators, provide personalised care plans and work to empower individuals, fostering informed decisions for enhanced self-care practices, improved quality of life and preventing complications associated with diabetes. Diabetes education is a multifaceted approach that goes beyond the basics. At The Wellness Practice, we are dedicated to providing individuals with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to navigate the complexities of diabetes.

Conditions our Credentialled Diabetes Educators can help with:

New Diagnosis

Recently diagnosed individuals benefit from education on diabetes management, including understanding the condition, medication, and lifestyle adjustments.

Uncontrolled Blood Sugar

If blood sugar levels are consistently uncontrolled, our diabetes nurse practitioner can help identify factors contributing to this and suggest appropriate interventions.

Medication Adjustments

Changes in medication or the need for insulin may require education on proper administration, dosage management, and potential side effects.

Lifestyle Modifications

Individuals seeking guidance on diet, exercise, and other lifestyle changes to better manage diabetes can benefit from our diabetes educator’s expertise.

Pregnancy with Diabetes

Pregnant individuals with diabetes receive specialised guidance to manage blood sugar levels during pregnancy, promoting a healthy outcome for both mother and baby.

Preventing Complications

Education helps individuals understand how to prevent or manage complications associated with diabetes, such as cardiovascular issues, neuropathy, foot care, and kidney problems.

Continuous Glucose Monitoring

Those using continuous glucose monitors may seek assistance in interpreting and adjusting their management strategies based on the data.

Support for Caregivers

Caregivers of individuals with diabetes can benefit from education to effectively support their loved ones and assist in daily management.

Transitioning to Insulin

Individuals transitioning to insulin therapy gain valuable knowledge on proper administration, monitoring, and integrating insulin into their daily routines.

Frequently asked questions:

  • Do I need a referral for a diabetes educator?

    No, a GP referral is not required. You can easily make an appointment directly with us.

  • What is involved in an initial consultation with a diabetes educator?

    In your initial consultation with a diabetes educator, expect a comprehensive discussion about your health, medications, blood sugar monitoring, diet, and lifestyle. Together, you’ll set goals, learn essential self-care skills, and establish a follow-up plan for ongoing support in managing diabetes.

  • How long is a follow up consultation with a diabetes educator?

    Follow-up consultations are between 25-30 minutes.

  • Can I use my private health for my consultation with a diabetes educator?

    Yes, initial and follow up consultations are claimable through private health, if you have diabetes education services as part of your extra’s cover. The rebate amount will vary depending on your level of cover. Please contact your private health fund to see what rebate you are entitled to.

  • Does your practice offer the Medicare care plan program?

    Yes, if you are referred by a GP under the Medicare Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plan you are eligible for up to 5 rebated visits per calendar year with a diabetes educator.

  • Can I use my DVA Gold card or a DVA White card for my consultations with a diabetes educator?

    Yes, if you are an eligible DVA card holder, The Wellness Practice directly bills DVA for services. You will not need to pay a gap payment for diabetes education.

  • Do you have HICAPS?

    Yes our practice has HICAPS facilities, enabling you to claim directly at the time of your appointment – paying only the gap fee.

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