Update your diabetes knowledge: Diabetes Update Day 2020
Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia; increasing at a faster rate than other chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer. 1.8 million Australians are living with diabetes – someone is diagnosed with the condition every five minutes, which adds up to almost 300 people a day.
Every year, Diabetes NSW & ACT and Diabetes Queensland bring together current and future leaders in the field of diabetes to discuss the future of managing diabetes, preventing and treating complications, and clinical best practice.
With a focus on prevention, early detection, optimal treatment, and effective ongoing support, people living with diabetes can live a full and healthy life. This year’s Diabetes Update Day virtual conference will bring together frontline health care professionals to learn, build networks and discuss new ideas in an online forum.
Learn while you earn CPD hours – professional development points will be available for attendance at this event.
Date: Saturday 24 October 2020
Time: Virtual lobby opens at 8:00am, sessions run from 9:00am – 4:00pm (AEDT)
What does my ticket include?
Access to the full event program on Saturday 24 October, including:
- 6 video presentations from experts in the field
- Interactive live Q&A sessions
- Live networking with peers and exhibitors
- Special leaderboard activity with a chance to win prizes
- Digital resources and more
- Attendance certificate
- Digital event booklet
- Access to revisit event content for up to 90 days post-event
Diabetes Medication Update
Jane Ludington BPharm DipHospPharm, MHPEd, GradCertDiabEd, AACPA, CDE
- Discuss the benefits and risks of different classes of medication for diabetes management.
- Compare the action profiles of currently available insulin preparations.
- Identify resources available to support optimal choice of medication for people with diabetes.
Disordered eating rates amongst people living with type 2 diabetes – How can healthcare professionals and teams help to reduce rates?
Fiona Willer B.A., B.HlthSc (hons), AdvAPD
- Identify risk factors for disordered eating and eating disorders in people with type 2 diabetes
- Recognise disordered eating cognitions and behaviours in people with type 2 diabetes
- Understand weight-neutral approach frameworks and their application in this population
Wound care and diabetes
Dr Frances Henshaw SoSh PhD
- Understand why people with diabetes get wounds
- Describing wounds and their classification
- New horizons-understanding new technologies in wound prevention, assessment and management
Type 2 diabetes ambassador Suellyn Harrison interviewed by Angela Blair
Hear from someone living with type 2 diabetes about her experiences in her journey with diabetes.
Talking about emotional health in a diabetes care setting
Dr Vered Gordon GP, MBBS (Hons), FASPM
- Increase confidence in talking about emotional health within a diabetes consultation
- Engage in person centred problem solving to address emotional concerns
- Facilitate the development of a more helpful diabetes narrative for people with diabetes distress
A collaborative approach to improving management of diabetes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Louise Brown RN CDE; Chronic Care CNC
- The health professional will have a greater awareness of the lived experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and reflect on these influences when providing diabetes management.
- The health care provider will be able to identify key considerations for supporting and improving diabetes management for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, based on their past and present experiences.
- The health professional will be able to highlight the benefits of a collaborative and holistic approach to diabetes care when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, in a manner that empowers both client and health professional.
Tickets to this event are valued over $300, but brought to you at the special price of just $80 thanks to an NDSS subsidy.