Caring for people living with diabetes | Diabetes Qualified

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Online delivery




1.5 hours


Certificate provided



Caring for people with diabetes webinar

This webinar is suitable for Aged Care or Disability Support Staff and any other health professional interested in supporting people with diabetes.

A panel of experts will discuss falls prevention, medication mishaps, and maintaining diabetes independence.Facilitated by Angela Blair, Credentialled Diabetes Educator, Diabetes NSW & ACT. 

Speakers include:

Suzanne Leahy, Credentialled Diabetes Educator, Registered Nurse

Suzanne Leahy is a Registered Nurse and a Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE) with 29 years’ experience. She has worked in Intensive Care & Coronary Intensive Care, community health, GP practices, specialist rooms and private practice. Suzanne currently works for Diabetes NSW & ACT where she has been for the last 10 years.

Sarah O’Brien Pharmacist

Sarah is a Pharmacist who has worked in community pharmacy for 11 years. She is passionate about providing patient centred care and building rapport with people so that they feel comfortable discussing their health. In October 2020 she started working for Diabetes NSW & ACT in a role promoting the NDSS.

Webinar structure

The webinar is 1.5 hours long and includes 1 case study and 3 presentations, followed by questions and answers.

  • Presentation 1 ‘ Falls prevention’
  • Presentation 2 ‘ Medication mishaps’
  • Case Study  ‘Older women in care’
  • Presentation 3 ‘ Maintaining diabetes independence’
  • Question time with the experts


You will receive a certificate of completion for this webinar.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Caring for people living with diabetes


It is a COMPLUSORY PRE-REQUISITE that you have completed the initial face to face program before completing this Refresher program, otherwise you are not eligible to become a BEAT IT Trainer. BEAT IT Trainer Refresher includes six modules which have been developed by Accredited Exercise Physiologists, Accredited Practising Dietitians and Credentialled Diabetes Educators. The content covers chronic disease in Australia, the physical activity guidelines, diabetes, acute & chronic complications, exercise considerations and recommendations, and nutrition for physical activity.

In addition to refreshing BEAT IT Trainers with how to run a successful BEAT IT program, with the program now includes the added bonuses of advertising and ongoing support. A mark of greater than 80% in required in order to successfully complete the program requirements.

Prior to registering into the online course, it is your responsibly to ensure you have a current CPR certificate and have completed the BEAT IT Trainer face to face program.