Diabetes Education Services
The Diabetes Education team is multi-skilled and able to provide comprehensive diabetes education on all aspects of diabetes management by Credentialed Diabetes Educators or educators working towards credentialing, and dietitians at both Blacktown and Mt Druitt hospitals.
The education is tailored to the patients’ needs, taking into account the type of diabetes and co-morbidities, health literacy, need for healthcare interpreters and stage of disease process.
The diabetes educators provide education for inpatients and outpatients referred by their GP or endocrinologist. Outpatient education can be delivered in a group setting for people with type 2 diabetes or women with gestational diabetes if the patient is eligible, or on an individual basis.