FITTER News articles

NDSS bring insulin syringes in line with guidelines

Feb 1, 2019

As of 1 December 2018, the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) removed 12.7mm insulin syringes and added 6mm insulin syringes to its Product Schedule.1

Encouraging more Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to undergo postpartum GDM screening

Oct 30, 2018

The prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is substantially higher in Australian Indigenous women compared with non-Indigenous women.1 Early GDM detection and management during pregnancy and the postpartum period is vital for type 2 diabetes prevention.2

The link between depression, injection technique and lipohypertrophy

Oct 30, 2018

Treatment satisfaction levels are strongly linked with both treatment adherence and glycaemic control.1 People living with diabetes may feel an overwhelming burden, guilt and hopelessness if or when they don’t achieve their target glucose values.2 This is known as diabetes distress.

Q&A with Teresa Di Francoˆ

Oct 30, 2018

Registered Pharmacist and Credentialled Diabetes Educator, Perth Diabetes Care

Exploring the role of the patient-physician relationship

Aug 1, 2018

It has been increasingly recognised that the quality of a patient’s relationship with their healthcare professional (HCP) is closely related to patient self-management behaviour.

Resilience and type-2 diabetes self-management

Aug 1, 2018

To help provide more insights into effective diabetes self-management, a group of Australian researchers from Flinders University undertook qualitative research to understand the link between resilience and the self-management of type 2 diabetes.1 This took the form of 14 semi-structured life history interviews with women and men living with type 2 diabetes in Adelaide.

The Golden Rules of Injection Technique & Lipohypertrophy

Aug 1, 2018

Few guidelines have been available to assist healthcare professionals (HCP) and their patients to effectively manage injection or infusion therapies.

A closer look at injection technique in Australia

May 1, 2018

In 2014/15, a global injection technique survey was conducted amongst people with insulin-requiring diabetes. The survey spanned 42 countries including Australia and gained responses from more than 13,000 people, which were later published in esteemed U.S. medical journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.1

Making insulin injections safer

May 1, 2018

In a study conducted over one year, a total of 144 needlestick injuries associated with subcutaneous injection were reported by healthcare professionals in acute care settings.1

Practical tips for diabetes education in General Practice

May 1, 2018

General practice management of type 2 diabetes 2016–18

The role of health literacy in diabetes prevention and self-management

May 1, 2018

As all healthcare professionals know, an individual’s knowledge about diabetes, their attitudes towards self-management and self-management skills, together with lifestyle choices, are central to achieving and maintaining glycaemic control.

How Western Sydney Diabetes is FITTER than ever...

Feb 1, 2018

Western Sydney Diabetes (WSD) is on a mission to increase the proportion of the healthy population, slow the community’s progression towards being at risk of diabetes and reduce the size of the at-risk population.