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Managing diabetes

Managing diabetes
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

Education & Training

Feltman/Feltmum Training for Health Professionals

 

Feltman/Feltmum is a diabetes education tool developed by the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health organisation (VACCHO) and Diabetes Australia.  The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) funds the national rollout of the training resource to provide upskilling and professional development in diabetes to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers/Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Allied Health Workers and those working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and clients.

 

The resource is a life-sized felt mat that shows the key organs involved in, and affected by diabetes. Its prime use is for teaching about diabetes prevention and diabetes management and used with individuals or in group sessions.  The training sessions are approximately four hours with follow up support by the Diabetes Educator.

 

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Annual Forum

 

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Workforce Forum is an annual, one day, face-to-face workshop for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce ie; Health Workers, tobacco Workers, Healthy Lifestyle Workers, Care Coordinators, Outreach Workers and other health professionals.  The aim of the program is to provide best practice education for this workforce supporting clients living with diabetes.

 

Diabetes Queensland's key priority is to assist the health workforce in providing appropriate care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with diabetes by increasing their knowledge about diabetes, diabetes resources, programs and products. The program invites speakers to show case the latest information in diabetes care and management.