NDSS

What is NDSS?

The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) is an initiative of the Australian Government that commenced in 1987 and is administered by Diabetes Australia.

The NDSS aims to enhance the capacity of people with diabetes to understand and self-manage their life with diabetes and access services, support and subsidised diabetes products. There is a wide array of subsidised products and services for people living with diabetes available to NDSS registrants.

It is important CDEs are knowledgeable about the NDSS and the services offered. In their role, CDEs may support people with diabetes register with the NDSS. CDEs should refer to the NDSS Privacy Policy for all matters regarding collection of personal information through the NDSS.  Please note the ADEA privacy policy applies to member’s interactions with ADEA.

To learn more about the NDSS go to the website ndss.com.au.

ADEA as a Health Professional Agent for NDSS

ADEA is a Health Professional Agent of the NDSS. This means ADEA receives funds from the NDSS to deliver identified projects for the benefit of health professionals serving people living with diabetes and ultimately, people living with diabetes.

In addition to discreet projects, ADEA and ADS maintain the Medical, Education and Scientific Advisory Council (MESAC). This council reviews all resources developed for the NDSS and provides strategic advice on medical, educational, and scientific matters.

The Australian Diabetes Society is the other Health Professional Agent of the NDSS.

All projects and resources featured below are resources developed by ADEA with funding from NDSS.

Current projects

The National Diabetes Nursing Education Framework

Diabetes & Intellectual Disability Disorder (IDD)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers & Health Practitioners research 

The purpose of this project is to establish a thorough and up-to-date understanding of the diabetes related education available to ATSIHW to inform recommendations for future actions to support ATSIHW develop knowledge and skills to build capacity in a key component of the diabetes workforce.

Review of Diabetes Management and Planning During Disasters and Australian CDEs and Prescribing of Insulin and Glucose Lowering Agents

The purpose of this project is to review existing NDSS resources developed by ADEA to ensure up to date and high-quality resources remain available.

Diabetes workforce data analysis

The purpose of this project is to provide an up to date picture of the diabetes workforce, with a focus on the characteristics of the CDE and endocrinologist/ diabetologist workforce and how they service people with diabetes.

As these projects progress, resources will become available on this website.

Past projects

Clinical Guiding Principles for Sick Day Management of Adults with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes

Diabetes in School Program -ADEA was a key partner in the Diabetes in Schools Program. ADEA developed the tier three face to face training component of the program.

Disaster Management & Planning – link to training course for health professionals is here {Resources developed under this project are currently under review. If you would like to contribute your experience of using the resource to the review please contact ndss@adea.com.au}

Person-Centred Care – developed several person-centred and health literacy resources including a person-centred care toolkit and guide on improving health literacy for people with diabetes

Diabetes in Aged Care Online Training modules – for Credentialled Diabetes Educators, nurses, and aged care workers, available on the ADEA Learning Management System

Clinical and professional Framework for the Management of CSII and CGMs

Information sheets

Information sheets can be accessed on the NDSS website here: ndss.com.au/health-professionals/resources/.

It is our aim to review all resources every two years for currency and relevance. ADEA will regularly promote any review occurring through the members newsletter, via social media and on this page. If you would like to contribute to the review process please contact ndss@adea.com.au. Some resources will be retired as they become superseded by newer resources.

If you would like to find out more about the NDSS team and any of the projects above please contact ndss@adea.com.au or call 02 6287 4822.

NDSS

What is NDSS?

The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) is an initiative of the Australian Government that commenced in 1987 and is administered by Diabetes Australia.

The NDSS aims to enhance the capacity of people with diabetes to understand and self-manage their life with diabetes and access services, support and subsidised diabetes products. There is a wide array of subsidised products and services for people living with diabetes available to NDSS registrants.

It is important CDEs are knowledgeable about the NDSS and the services offered. In their role, CDEs may support people with diabetes register with the NDSS. CDEs should refer to the NDSS Privacy Policy for all matters regarding collection of personal information through the NDSS.  Please note the ADEA privacy policy applies to member’s interactions with ADEA.

To learn more about the NDSS go to the website ndss.com.au.

ADEA as a Health Professional Agent for NDSS

ADEA is a Health Professional Agent of the NDSS. This means ADEA receives funds from the NDSS to deliver identified projects for the benefit of health professionals serving people living with diabetes and ultimately, people living with diabetes.

In addition to discreet projects, ADEA and ADS maintain the Medical, Education and Scientific Advisory Council (MESAC). This council reviews all resources developed for the NDSS and provides strategic advice on medical, educational, and scientific matters.

The Australian Diabetes Society is the other Health Professional Agent of the NDSS.

All projects and resources featured below are resources developed by ADEA with funding from NDSS.

Current projects

The National Diabetes Nursing Education Framework

Diabetes & Intellectual Disability Disorder (IDD)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers & Health Practitioners research 

The purpose of this project is to establish a thorough and up-to-date understanding of the diabetes related education available to ATSIHW to inform recommendations for future actions to support ATSIHW develop knowledge and skills to build capacity in a key component of the diabetes workforce.

Review of Diabetes Management and Planning During Disasters and Australian CDEs and Prescribing of Insulin and Glucose Lowering Agents

The purpose of this project is to review existing NDSS resources developed by ADEA to ensure up to date and high-quality resources remain available.

Diabetes workforce data analysis

The purpose of this project is to provide an up to date picture of the diabetes workforce, with a focus on the characteristics of the CDE and endocrinologist/ diabetologist workforce and how they service people with diabetes.

As these projects progress, resources will become available on this website.

Past projects

Clinical Guiding Principles for Sick Day Management of Adults with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes

Diabetes in School Program -ADEA was a key partner in the Diabetes in Schools Program. ADEA developed the tier three face to face training component of the program.

Disaster Management & Planning – link to training course for health professionals is here {Resources developed under this project are currently under review. If you would like to contribute your experience of using the resource to the review please contact ndss@adea.com.au}

Person-Centred Care – developed several person-centred and health literacy resources including a person-centred care toolkit and guide on improving health literacy for people with diabetes

Diabetes in Aged Care Online Training modules – for Credentialled Diabetes Educators, nurses, and aged care workers, available on the ADEA Learning Management System

Clinical and professional Framework for the Management of CSII and CGMs

Information sheets

  • Australian CDEs and Prescribing of Insulin and Glucose Lowering Agents Scoping Paper
  • Capillary Blood Lancing Devices in Healthcare Settings
  • Understanding HbA1c Measurements and reports
  • Use of Blood Glucose Meters
  • Improving health literacy for people with diabetes
  • Person centred care for people with diabetes

Information sheets can be accessed on the NDSS website here: ndss.com.au/health-professionals/resources/.

It is our aim to review all resources every two years for currency and relevance. ADEA will regularly promote any review occurring through the members newsletter, via social media and on this page. If you would like to contribute to the review process please contact ndss@adea.com.au. Some resources will be retired as they become superseded by newer resources.

If you would like to find out more about the NDSS team and any of the projects above please contact ndss@adea.com.au or call 02 6287 4822.