The following alert from the Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) has been received:
There have been a number of reports of severe euglycaemic ketoacidosis in patients with type 2 diabetes who are taking sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 inhibitors (SGLT2i) during the perioperative period. SGLT2i’s are oral medications that promote glucose excretion in the urine for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Please read alert for further information about the symptoms and recommendations for practice. If you do have a case of euglycaemic ketoacidosis with SGLT2i inhibitor treatment in your patient with diabetes please ensure that this is reported as an adverse drug reaction.
We need your help!
The NADC coordinates the Australian National Diabetes Audit ANDA survey every year.
It is a free quality improvement activity for all NADC members and provides the participating services with a comprehensive individualised report on many aspects of their specific service and benchmarks against like-sized organisations.
There are 2 ANDA audits that alternate each year. The ANDA – AQSMA (Australian Quality Self-Management Audit) is more focused on self-management and diabetes distress and collects data related to diabetes education, self-care practices and quality of life. The ANDA- AQSMA is the audit that will be run in 2018. To see the pooled ANDA-AQSMA report for 2016, click here. To view the data collection form for ANDA-AQSMA in 2016 click here. For information about previous ANDA audits, click here.
Every alternate year, the ANDA – AQCA (Australian Quality Clinical Audit) is run. This audit focuses on clinical indicators known to impact on the care of the person with diabetes.
Funding for ANDA is from the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing. The coordination of ANDA is overseen by Associate Professor Sophia Zoungas (at Monash Health) in collaboration with the NADC Secretariat.
Both audits offer important quality assurance activities which promote continuous improvement in the standards of service provided by diabetes services. The success of this activity is dependent on a maximum level of participation by centres.
In 2018, we are keen to have increased participation from Primary Care based services. ANDA may be coordinated by PHN’s, PCP’s or with individual practices. If you are interested in being involved and are from primary care, we would love to hear from you. Please email the CEO, Natalie Wischer at the NADC at email@example.com
We can’t improve that which we don’t measure!
2018 Registrations Now Open
Friday 19th October, 2018
Find out more here: https://nadc.net.au/adats/
Centre of Excellence Awarded
Congratulations to the Royal Melbourne Hospital Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology for achieving NADC Centres of Excellence Accreditation with significant work and contribution noted the following key areas:
Training, education and supervision
Clinical and basic research
Collaboration and engagement
Diabetes foot management
The NADC Accreditation Standards for Centres of Excellence recognise clinical, education, service advocacy and policy leadership on a national scale in the provision of diabetes care.
Diabetes & Ramadan
The NADC joined representatives from the ADS and the Diabetes and Ramadan (DaR) International Alliance at this first-ever symposium in Australia. The event was an initiative of the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Concord Repatriation General Hospital.
All presentations and information can be found here: https://nadc.net.au/video/
Videos and Slide presentations from BPDC & ADATS 2017 now availableDetails
NADC strongly believes in sharing information and resources to all of its member organisations. To fulfil this brief, we went to the expense of recording the sessions at BPDC this year. The presentations and slide decks are now available for viewing.
To access these you need to login to the member section with a password. Forgotten the password? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lobby your local MP for improved diabetes servicesDetails
At the annual meeting in Sydney in 2015, former MP, Judi Moylan, suggested that to enact change and funding for diabetes services in our local areas, we needed to lobby our local members of parliament. Judi stated that in her former role, she appreciated hearing about the issues that affected her local area and was keen to assist where she could. She believes we can all facilitate local and national improvements in diabetes care by writing to our local MP’s and highlighting the diabetes issues in our area.
To support our member organisations to lobby for diabetes support, we have provided a letter template that can be completed and sent to your local MP. An instruction guide has also been provided that will step you through the process.
We encourage you to utilise these resources and please let us know how you progress.
Check out all the new diabetes resources!Details
One of the great benefits of a being an NADC member centre is that you have a “one stop shop” for the latest Diabetes Resources from around the county.
The resources list has just been updated and is incredibly valuable with its links to such documents as the latest guidelines for:
- Management of diabetes in aged facilities (NDSS)
- Type 2 diabetes treatment algorithm (ADS)
- Obesity management algorithm
For further information, please go to the member section and add the member password.
If you don’t know it, email email@example.com
3.0 NADC Accreditation is now out!Details
It is with great excitement that we inform our NADC member centres that version 2 of the NADC accreditation package is now complete and ready for completion.
All centres that completed accreditation in the first round in 2013, are now due for renewal. All organisations that have not yet completed accreditation are eligible to apply for this version and become an ‘NADC Accredited Centre’.
For further information, please go to https://nadc.net.au/accreditation/
Updated Diabetes Course for the General Care SettingDetails
For more information on the course click on the following link:
ANDA – AQSMA 2017 Reporting is now being completedDetails
We have completed this years annual diabetes audit ANDA-AQSMA. If you missed out, don’t forget that the ANDA-AQCA invitations will be sent out in February and notification will be posted on the NADC website.
The full comparative report will be published on this website in January.
We Need Your Help – Share your ToolsDetails
One of the outcomes of BPDC 2015 was to develop a repository of shared resources for diabetes centres. To make this a valuable and significant resource for members, we need all centres to participate. This also earns your organisation eligibility towards attending the next Best Practice Diabetes Centres (BPDC) Symposium. Please email PDF versions of the following diabetes specific resources to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Policies and Procedures, clinical pathways
- Auditing tools
- Position descriptions for diabetes related employment opportunities