Good Medicine Better Health - Type 2 diabetes

Good Medicine Better Health

Published: October 2020

About

This module has been developed by NPS MedicineWise in consultation with the Good Medicine Better Health Advisory Group and the following organisations: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA), National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT), and the Lowitja Institute with contributions by Dr Jason Agostino and James Harris (Djinda Creative Resources) ), Sharon Johnson (Senior Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner) and Alice Nugent (Consultant Aboriginal Health Services Pharmacist).

This module will help you :

  • explain the importance of regular health checks, including screening for diabetes and cardiovascular disease
  • describe type 2 diabetes risk factors and symptoms to help clients understand how diabetes affects the body
  • talk with your clients about long-term complications of diabetes and how to avoid them
  • describe common type 2 diabetes medicines and how they work
  • discuss the lifestyle changes your clients and community members can make to help manage their diabetes.

Target audience: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners

Other audiences: This module may have relevance for all healthcare staff working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Cost: Free

Continuing professional development (CPD)

Select a category below to view CPD accreditation details

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers Association has endorsed this activity with 1.5 CPD Hours

It is recommended that 1 CPD hour be recorded for the purposes of self-directed CPD.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this module participants should be able to:

  • explain the importance of regular health checks, including screening for diabetes and cardiovascular disease
  • describe type 2 diabetes risk factors and symptoms to help clients understand how diabetes affects the body
  • talk with your clients about long-term complications of diabetes and how to avoid them
  • describe common type 2 diabetes medicines and how they work
  • discuss the lifestyle changes your clients and community members can make to help manage their diabetes.
Last modified: Wednesday, 11 November 2020, 10:27 AM