Pharmacy Diabetes Service

NADC Pharmacy Diabetes Service membership is offered to groups of professional healthcare workers who have an active involvement in diabetes care provided in the pharmaceutical context, are committed to the goals and objectives of the NADC, and to monitoring the outcomes of their service, but do not have the full complement of services or resources of a larger diabetes service.

A Pharmacy Diabetes Service is defined as one that demonstrates the following:

  • Clinical diabetes care of patients in an outpatient setting
  • One-on-one consultations with people with diabetes within a consultation space
  • Minimum staffing of a credentialled diabetes educator or registered nurse/pharmacist who has successfully completed the Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education (or equivalent)
  • A close and supportive relationship with a nominated primary, secondary and/or tertiary service
  • Monitoring the outcomes of their services against health outcomes standards e.g. Australian National Diabetes Audit (ANDA) or other audit programs.

Life! Program

The Life! program is a free Victorian lifestyle modification program aimed at type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk reduction. Run by expert health professionals, the program is delivered as a group course or a telephone health coaching service. Life! offers a financial incentive for pharmacies to refer eligible patients to the Life! program. For more information contact casefinding@diabetesvic.org.au  or contact 03 8648 1880.