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Diabetes Extension for Healthcare Professionals

Diabetes Extension for Healthcare Professionals
An interactive one-day program that will expand your knowledge of diabetes management and the latest advances in technology, suitable for nurses, allied health professionals and healthcare workers who have either attended the Essentials Program or want to advance their current diabetes knowledge. Programs are supported by pre-learning videos and information.

It is highly recommended to attend if you have not attended a formal diabetes program in the last 3-5 years.

Diabetes Extension for Healthcare Professionals

An interactive one-day program that will provide you with best practice knowledge of diabetes management, suitable for nurses, allied health professionals and healthcare workers. Programs are supported by a pre-learning video and information package.


  • Language for diabetes
  • Insulins are not all equal
  • Diabetes emergencies
  • Pre and post-operative care
  • Nutrition evidence
  • Understanding carbohydrate counting
  • Technology and devices
  • Fundamentals of foot care
  • Groups with special needs
  • Emotional health
  • Behaviour change
  • Case studies

Learning outcomes

  • Identify insulin types and demonstrate understanding of diabetes emergencies and perioperative requirements.
  • Recognise suitable dietary options including carbohydrate counting for recommendations and referrals.
  • Describe knowledge of the latest diabetes technology, devices and current treatments.
  • Optimise emotional support and care for all types of people by recognising problems and strategies to improve outcomes.
  • Demonstrate a person-centred care approach and provide guidance with recommending diabetes support and services.

Event details

  • Date: 29 October 2021
  • Time: 9:15am – 4:30pm
  • Cost: Non-members $220 (including GST) per person, Diabetes SA Health Professionals members $170 (including GST) per person
  • Venue: Diabetes SA 159 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton SA 5033
  • Parking: All day parking is available in Attrill Avenue, opposite Diabetes SA


Booking is essential

What is included

Both programs are presented by our expert Credentialled Diabetes Educators and Accredited Practising Dietitians, and include:

  • Pre-learning package
  • 6 hours of interactive learning
  • Case studies and quizzes
  • Certificate of completion
  • Earn 6 hours CPD points
  • Full day catering included

Pre-learning – Diabetes for Health Professionals

The pre-learning package will prepare you to engage with both the Essentials or Extension program day interactive presentations, case studies and practical activities.

Book either Essentials or Extension program and you will receive a link to pre-learning package with 3 online modules that cover:

  • Increasing trends in diabetes statistics and social determinants of health
  • Pathophysiology and the changes that occur in different types of diabetes
  • How to easily describe diabetes physiology to your clients

You will be able to check your knowledge through a pre-learning quiz. Pre-learning package will be available 2 weeks before the program.

QIC Health & Community Standards

Diabetes SA achieved accreditations against the QIC Health & Community Standards

This accreditations indicates to our members, consumers and stakeholders that we are demonstrating ongoing continuous quality improvements in services and programs we provide.

10/29/2021 9:15 AM - 4:30 PM
159 Sir Donald Bradman Dr Hilton 5033

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