Online NDSS programs for people living with diabetes
The NDSS provides numerous programs online. Attending one of these programs is an easy way for people with diabetes to feel connected with other people living with diabetes, to update their knowledge on a diabetes-related topic or to learn new management skills.
Below table provides an overview of online programs available to NDSS registrants and their carers. By sharing this information with the people you see, you can help them take advantage of these valuable resources.
You can find more information on the NDSS Support Programs portal.
|Online program name:||Suitable for:||Duration:||Description:|
|ShopSmart||Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, Gestational diabetes||2 hours||Explains how to read food labels and what to look for when choosing healthy foods.|
|MedSmart||Type 2 diabetes||2 hours||All about diabetes medication, the different classes, how they work and common side effects.|
|FootSmart||Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes||2 hours||Explains the importance of daily foot care, attending a diabetes foot assessment and when to seek assistance to avoid complications.|
|CarbSmart||Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, Gestational diabetes, Other diabetes||3 hours||Discusses all aspects of carbohydrates; what foods contain carbohydrates, looking at quality through glycaemic index (GI) and amounts using the Australian Dietary Guidelines.|
|Living with insulin||Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes||3 hours||All about the basics of insulin; the different products available, injection techniques, being outside blood glucose targets and issues around driving.|
|DESMOND||Type 2 diabetes||3 hours||A comprehensive interactive program on managing type 2 diabetes; covering food choices, physical activity, blood glucose monitoring, medication management and personal goal setting.|
There are also online webinars that are shorter in length. Although they are less interactive, they include a question and answer session at the end, giving participants the chance to ask any questions they may have.
Find more information about the webinars on the NDSS Support Programs portal.
|Webinar name:||Suitable for:||Duration:||Description:|
|Starting out with type 1 diabetes||Adults with type 1 diabetes||1 hour||Live webinar explaining how type 1 diabetes is managed and how the NDSS and local health services can help.|
|Starting out with type 1 diabetes (for parents, carers and families)||Type 1 diabetes carers||1 hour||Live webinar for parents, carers and families explaining how type 1 diabetes is managed and how the NDSS and local health services can help.|
|Starting out with type 2 diabetes||Type 2 diabetes||1 hour||Live webinar for people who have been recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, explaining how it is managed and how the NDSS and local health services can help.|
|Starting out with gestational diabetes||Gestational diabetes||1 hour||Live webinar explaining what gestational diabetes is, how it is managed and how the NDSS and local health services can help.|
|Apps for diabetes management||Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, Gestational diabetes, Other diabetes||1 hour||Live webinar about the advantages and disadvantages of popular diabetes apps.|
|Healthy meals||Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, Gestational diabetes, Other diabetes||1 hour||Live webinar explaining how to prepare healthier meals.|