Creating a healthier, better connected Gippsland.

Chronic Health Conditions – Education Series (Diabetes) in partnership with Diabetes Victoria

Gippsland PHN in partnership with Diabetes Victoria invites General practitioners, nurses, and allied health professionals to participate in this educational webinar, which will centre on the contemporary evidence-based protocols for diabetes management specifically tailored to the Gippsland region.


Beth Tuke, Dietitian and Life! facilitator at Gippsland Lakes Complete Health

Beth will be presenting about the Life! program. The Life! program is an evidence-based prevention program for people at high risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. It is funded by the Victorian Government and managed by Diabetes Victoria. Beth will cover the program’s content, group course and telephone health coaching options and explain patient referrals, MBS item usage, and referral incentives to support preventive care activities in General Practice.

Chloe Pedley, NDSS Primary Care Engagement Lead at Diabetes Victoria

Chloe Pedley will be presenting on what the NDSS (National Diabetes Services Scheme) is and why it is important and beneficial for all people with diabetes to be registered. Chloe will discuss how Diabetes Victoria is the agent for the NDSS, and the NDSS Programs and supports offered to people living with diabetes. She will also include information on peer support available in the Gippsland region, and the advocacy work that is carried out by Diabetes Victoria.

Lisa Worsfold, Diabetes Nurse Educator at Diabetes Victoria

Lisa Worsfold (DNE) will be presenting on the patient journey from pre-diabetes to post-diagnosis, covering key aspects of diabetes management such as targets for self-monitoring glucose levels, when to test, other personalised targets, medication and hypoglycaemic risk, treatment protocols for hypoglycaemia, driving with diabetes, and the importance of annual cycles of care. Lisa will also cover the how Diabetes Victoria can support healthcare professionals (HPs) and individuals living with diabetes and some of the resources available.