Diabetes in Practice for Podiatrists

Cost: $295 AUD

12 months access


About Diabetes in Practice for Podiatrists

“Diabetes in Practice for Podiatrists is a wonderful user friendly resource to give practitioners a better understanding of diabetes. Foot complications are a common consequence of diabetes and this course enables you to have a supportive conversation with the person living with diabetes to help avoid preventable foot complications.”

Dr Frances Henshaw
Lecturer in Podiatry
Podiatric Medicine Western Sydney University

Course Overview

People living with diabetes are encouraged to see their podiatrist at least twice a year as part of the Annual Cycle of Care. Therefore, in your role as a podiatrist, you have many opportunities to support people living with diabetes and help them reduce their chance of diabetes-related foot complications. Diabetes in Practice for Podiatrists  will provide you with increased knowledge and understanding of diabetes, enabling you to have meaningful conversations with people living with diabetes using simple, clear language.

In this course you will:

  • Update your knowledge on diabetes and it’s management.
  • Be provided with examples of appropriate language to create awareness of the link between foot care and overall diabetes management that is meaningful for the person living with diabetes.
  • Improve your ability to support the person living with diabetes with practical tools such as; how to ask the right questions, what steps to take when faced with a healthy or at risk foot, when to give advice and when to refer your client on.
  • Minimise complications to the foot, through referral, foot care education and follow-up.

Delivery mode: online – 6 hours

By the end of the course you will have an increased knowledge and understanding about diabetes and the enhanced ability to ask your clients more meaningful questions, perform the foot care assessment in context with the person’s diabetes management and have a thorough, supportive and helpful conversation with your clients, giving advice or referring on where needed.

If you are looking for help to understand the physiological impact chronic diabetes complications have on your patient, Diabetes Essentials is the right course for you – coming February.


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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.

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