Support and resources for health professionals

Health professionals play a key role as providers of information, education, motivation and support.

Diabetes Tasmania is here to provide you with the support and information you need to deliver the best, evidence-based care to your patients.


Resources for Health Professionals

Practical diabetes self-management resources to support GPs and other health care professionals when engaging with type 2 diabetes patient. Downloadable and printable pictorial and interactive sheets.


NDSS Resources (the below link to NDSS website pages)

Register a patient with the NDSS here

Other NDSS forms here

Do you need information in another language? here

Latest changes to NDSS here

Resources to support health professionals here

Online learning for health professionals here

For NDSS Access Points (pharmacy) here

Diabetes Data and Statistics here


Publications for Health Professionals

Peer-reviewed publication of Diabetes Australia.  National health professional magazine sent to Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) members, endocrinologists and health professionals – Diabetes Management Journal (DMJ)

Quarterly online magazine by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) – Diabetes Voice 


Clinical Guidelines and References (external links)

RACGP and Diabetes Australia 2019 – Diabetes Management During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Be Proactive & Prepared

RACGP and Diabetes Australia 2019 – Diagnostic Testing for Gestational Diabetes during COVID-19

RAGCP and NDSS, revised edition 2020 – Management of Type 2 Diabetes: A Handbook for General Practice

National Evidence Based Guideline on Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Type 2 Diabetes. Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute 2015 – National Evidence Based Guidelines for the Management of Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes Australia Guideline Development Consortium 2009

Australian Diabetes Society and Australasian Paediatric Endocrine Group 2011 – National Evidence Based Clinical Care Guidelines for Type 1 Diabetes in Children, Adolescents and Adults

ADEA and Diabetes Australia, Version 3 2020 – Clinical Guiding Principles for Sick Day Management of Adults with Type 1 Diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes

National Institute for Health Care Excellence UK 2015 – Diabetes in pregnancy guideline

Diabetes Australia position statement 2020 – Gestational diabetes in Australia 2020

National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance 2012 – Absolute Cardiovascular Risk Guidelines

Kidney Health Australia 4th Edition 2020 – Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Management in General Practice

International Diabetes Federation 2017 – IDF Clinical Practice Recommendations on the Diabetic Foot

Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute 2011 – National Evidence Based Guidelines on Prevention, Identification and Management of Foot Complications in Diabetes

Diabetes Australia, 2007 – Outcomes and Indicators for Diabetes Education: National Consensus Position Information and Education for People with Diabetes: a ‘Best Practice’ Strategy

Fred Hollows Foundation and the International Diabetes Federation 2015 – Diabetes Eye Health: A Guide for Health Professionals

Other NHMRC approved guidelines for diabetes available here.


Links External Websites

Website links to related professional societies, associations and organisations:

National Diabetes Services Scheme

Diabetes Australia

Primary Health Tasmania

Australian Diabetes Educators Association

Australian Diabetes Society

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Endocrine Society of Australia

Heart Foundation

Kidney Health Australia

National Health & Medical Research Council

Tasmanian HealthPathways



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