When diagnosed with diabetes, it is common for the person to feel overwhelmed by all the new information. Depending on where and when they are diagnosed, the information a person receives from their doctor might also differ. This again, adds to the confusion she or he might already be experiencing when trying to navigate their diabetes management journey.
To solve this problem, Diabetes Tasmania created a set of 7 Quick Guides for health professionals to use when supporting patients with diabetes.
The Quick Guides are based on the themes Diabetes Tasmania use to tailor their consults including:
Download the full set of all the guides here.
For the general practitioner (GP), the guides function as a tool they can use to help the patient navigate the new information. The GP can also be confident that the same information is shared across other general practices and that it is aligned with Diabetes Tasmania’s services.
The pdf format of the guides also means they are easily accessible by the patient. The guides contain hyperlinks to further resources, fact sheets and short videos. The GP is encouraged to ask the patient to refer to the guides at home or bring them along to their next diabetes review.
The first set of Quick Guides were launched mid-COVID by Diabetes Tasmania to support tele-consultations. They proved popular amongst GPs who expressed the need to consolidate and streamline the information given to patients about diabetes. The 7 Quick Guides did just that. As a result of the increasing demand, Primary Health Tasmania (PHT) funded Diabetes Tasmania to launch a complete suite of the guides.
The Diabetes Quick Guides are freely available to download. View all resources for health professionals here.