Get help from diabetes educators

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Diabetes educators provide valuable information and resources to help you manage your diabetes.

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What are diabetes educators

A diabetes educator can be a support person who has completed further study to help you manage your diabetes. They can provide you with information and resources to assist your wellbeing.

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Who can receive diabetes educator services

You may receive diabetes educator services if your GP or health care specialist has diagnosed you with diabetes and you have 1 of the following:

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What you can receive 

Your educator can teach you how to manage your diabetes and give you information about:

  • the type of diabetes you have
  • exercise and healthy eating
  • using the right diabetes medication
  • keeping an eye on blood sugar levels
  • reducing risks of diabetes complications
  • a self management treatment plan
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How often you can see an educator

Your GP or health care specialist can refer you to a diabetes educator for up to 12 sessions at a time.

You can have as many referrals as you and your GP or health care specialist see fit.

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How you access an educator

Any one of the following can refer you to a diabetes educator:

  • general practitioner (GP)
  • medical specialist
  • treating doctor in hospital
  • hospital discharge planner

You should check with the diabetes educator if they will accept your DVA Card before your appointment.

We cannot reimburse you if you seek cover as a patient through medicare or a private health fund.

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