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Priorities, targets & the annual cycle of care 

Diabetes seminar









The University of Western Australia in association with the Diabetes and Endocrine Health Network and Diabetes WA presented a unique education seminar that provided an update on new priorities, targets and the 'annual cycle of care' for patients with Type 2 diabetes.

This multidisciplinary event investigated best practice, collaborative working and the establishment of referral pathways between professionals involved in the care of patients with Type 2 diabetes.

This online recording of the seminar will appeal to all members of the Multidisciplinary Heath Care Team including GPs, physicians, dentists, nurses, optometrists, podiatrists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, Aboriginal Health Workers and other allied health professionals.


The recorded seminar can be purchased to view at your convenience via the online registration.

Program Outline:

  • Prevention, risk factors and diagnosis
  • Macrovascular complications - cardiovascular disease risks, targets and treatments
  • Microvascular complications - neuropathy, nephropathy and retinopathy
  • Management of blood glucose: Testing, HbAIc, pharmacological treatments including insulin and diabetes emergencies
  • The annual cycle of care
  • Nutrition, weight management, patient advice and programs
  • Oral presentations and complications
  • 'The diabetic foot': Epidemiology, risk factors, diagnosis and management
  • Gestational diabetes: Epidemiology, risk factors, diagnosis and management
  • Managing Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander populations

Learning Objectives:

  • Give an overview of epidemiology, statistics and service review of diabetes in Western Australia
  • Describe the current recommendations for patient checks in the diabetes 'Annual Cycle of Care'
  • Develop and promote quality use of medicines and therapeutics for managing blood glucose in patients with Type 2 diabetes
  • Discuss risk factors, diagnosis, management and follow-up of women with gestational diabetes
  • Describe the particular problems associated with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations and diabetes risk

Presenters' details

The seminar featured expert speakers from a variety of fields in diabetes management including:

Associate Professor Alan Wright : Chair of Communication and Clinical Practice Domain School of Medicine, University of Notre Dame

Dr Elizabeth Davis : Endocrinologist, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children

Dr Dorothy Graham : King Edward Memorial Hospital

Associate Professor Frank Jones : Chair Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Helen Mitchell : General manager Diabetes WA


Continuing Professional Development 

The online seminar presentation provides six hours of CPD learning and credits with optional online assessment.






Proudly supported by:


Medicare Local




Diabetes WA