A Diabetes Nurse Educator guides and supports you to self-manage your diabetes.
At DPV Health the Diabetes Nurse Educator will work with you, your family/carers and the diabetes team to assist you to:
- Understand what is diabetes
- Learn how diabetes affects your body
- Learn how to test blood glucose levels
- Learn what affects your blood glucose level, and strategies to achieve your target levels
- Understand hypoglycaemia; prevention and management
- Manage your blood glucose, when unwell
- Learn about how your medication and insulin work
- Teach yourself how to take your medication and insulin
- Support you to start injections
- Understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle and learn to live well with diabetes
- Register with NDSS to access subsidised supplies
- Referral to other members of the diabetes team
The Diabetes Nurse Educator is experienced in the care of Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and working with people at risk of developing diabetes.
Our Diabetes Nurse Educator can provide services to all members of the community over the age of 18 years.
Fees may apply. Additional fees may also apply for the purchase of equipment.
To discuss your needs and determine your eligibility, please contact our Intake Service between 9am and 5pm on 9409 8724 for City of Whittlesea locations or 1300 234 263 for City of Hume locations.
We accept self-referrals, also referrals from your GP, specialists or other health professionals, carer or family member.
Health professionals are requested to send referrals by:
- E-referral via Connecting Care
- Fax 9408 9508 City of Whittlesea locations or 8339 9898 for City of Hume locations
- Post to PO Box 82, Whittlesea 3757 for City of Whittlesea locations or PO Box 197 Glenroy 3046 for City of Hume locations
Wait lists may apply and priority is given according to the severity of your condition.
Eligibility for ongoing care is determined at the time of initial assessment.
Please have the following ready at the time of your appointment:
- Name and contact details of your regular GP
- A list of medications you currently use
- Bring your current medication and injections, including needles, to your first appointment
- Any recent blood results, if applicable
- Blood Glucose Meter
- Blood Glucose Diary
- Reading glasses, if required
Remember to allow up to 90 minutes for your first appointment.
For current clients who would like to book or cancel appointments, contact Reception on 9409 8787 for City of Whittlesea locations or Reception on 1300 234 263 for City of Hume locations.