Latest Resources

ADS Consensus Position Statement on: Utilising the Ambulatory Glucose Profile (AGP) combined with the Glucose Pattern Summary to support Clinical Decision Making in Diabetes Care

ALERT: Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) with SGLT2 Inhibitor Use, Particularly Perioperatively

Planning palliative and end of life care with older people with diabetes: information for health professionals.

Information about palliative and end of life care for older people with diabetes specifically for health professionals.

Palliative and end of life care: information for older people with diabetes.

Information about palliative and end of life care for older people with diabetes specifically for people with diabetes.

Palliative and end of life care: information for families caring for older relatives with diabetes

Information about palliative and end of life care for older people with diabetes specifically for families caring for relatives with diabetes.

Understanding Hypoglycaemia

The International Hypoglycaemia Study Group (IHSG) has launched a website providing information about hypoglycaemia in diabetes. It includes statements and guidelines, practice tools for health professionals and much more.

National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions

The National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions is the result of extensive collaboration between the Commonwealth, and all state and territory, governments under the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council. It presents agreed high level guidance that will allow us all to work towards the delivery of a more effective and coordinated national response to chronic conditions.

Diabetes and Emotional Health Handbook & Toolkit

Diabetes and Emotional Health’ is a handbook and toolkit developed as part of the National Diabetes Services Scheme Mental Health and Diabetes National Development Programme. The handbook has been designed as an evidence-based, practical resource to enable health professionals to identify, address, and communicate about emotional problems during consultations with adults with diabetes. A related toolkit contains resources to complement the handbook, including summary cards of several chapters, questionnaires for routine clinical use, and related ‘factsheets’ for people with diabetes.  The latter provide information about the psychological topics covered in the chapters of the handbook, tips about what people with diabetes can do when they experience this problem and where they can get further support. Both the handbook and the toolkit can be accessed electronically via the Health Professionals tab of the NDSS website (ndss.com.au). The direct link is www.ndss.com.au/online-resources-for-health-professionals (you will need to ‘sign up’ to view it). The ‘factsheets’ are also available directly to people with diabetes electronically via the NDSS website. The direct link is https://www.ndss.com.au/diabetes-and-emotional-health.

Ramadan Resources

Ramadan will begin on Friday 26th May. To assist health professionals, religious leaders and people with diabetes who fast during Ramadan, the Australian Diabetes Society, in conjunction with the International Diabetes Federation and Diabetes and Ramadan International Alliance, has endorsed the following brochures:

Diabetes during Ramadan: Patient Guide
Ramadan and Diabetes: Guidance Sheet for Imam
Management of Diabetes During Ramadan: Quick Reference Guide for Health Professionals

Also, in February 2017 the NADC joined representatives from the ADS and the Diabetes and Ramadan (DaR) International Alliance at the first-ever Diabetes and Ramadan Symposium at Concord Repatriation General Hospital. The event promoted the new IDF-DaR Diabetes and Ramadan Practical Guidelines, which aim to support healthcare professionals to better support patients during this important religious period.

A copy of the guidelines can be downloaded from the IDF website at http://www.idf.org/guidelines/diabetes-in-ramadan.