Diabetes Referral Pathways: PDF download

A doctor showing the Diabetes Pathway to a man who is living with diabetes.The Diabetes Referral Pathways provide guidance for the care of people with diabetes. Diabetes pathways show the milestones on a person’s journey from diagnosis through the lifespan of diabetes management. This includes input and advice from a range of health professionals to ensure the person receives best practice, evidence-based diabetes management and care, and is supported through self-management education.

How can the Diabetes Referral Pathways benefit GPs?

Diabetes Referral Pathways can help general practitioners (GPs), health professionals and people with diabetes navigate diabetes education and management services from the time of diagnosis, including when to seek advice from a Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE).

Diabetes Referral Pathways for general practitioners

There are eight Diabetes Referral Pathways for GPs and CDEs to use when providing care to people living with diabetes:

Diabetes Referral Pathways: download the PDFs to always have them at hand when you need them

Diabetes Care Pathways for people living with diabetes

Each of these pathways also has a version for you to give to your patients:

Download the Diabetes Referral Pathways resource toolkit for GPs

You can also download the Diabetes Referral Pathways: A resource toolkit for GPs here. This toolkit contains all eight pathways for both GPs and people living with diabetes.

What is a Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE)?

A CDE is a health professional with specialist knowledge and expertise in the field of diabetes education, which is vital for teaching people to successfully self-manage their diabetes.

Complementing the clinical and health care support provided by GPs, CDEs provide specialised holistic expertise in diabetes care and management, which is tailored to the person’s individual situation.

Understanding the CDE’s role and when to refer to a CDE helps your patients progress towards diabetes self-management through ongoing education, skills development and reinforcement of positive behaviours at key points in time as their health needs change.

CDEs work closely with people with diabetes to:

Diabetes Referral Pathways: PDF download

A doctor showing the Diabetes Pathway to a man who is living with diabetes.The Diabetes Referral Pathways provide guidance for the care of people with diabetes. Diabetes pathways show the milestones on a person’s journey from diagnosis through the lifespan of diabetes management. This includes input and advice from a range of health professionals to ensure the person receives best practice, evidence-based diabetes management and care, and is supported through self-management education.

How can the Diabetes Referral Pathways benefit GPs?

Diabetes Referral Pathways can help general practitioners (GPs), health professionals and people with diabetes navigate diabetes education and management services from the time of diagnosis, including when to seek advice from a Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE).

Diabetes Referral Pathways for general practitioners

There are eight Diabetes Referral Pathways for GPs and CDEs to use when providing care to people living with diabetes:

Diabetes Referral Pathways: download the PDFs to always have them at hand when you need them

Diabetes Care Pathways for people living with diabetes

Each of these pathways also has a version for you to give to your patients:

Download the Diabetes Referral Pathways resource toolkit for GPs

You can also download the Diabetes Referral Pathways: A resource toolkit for GPs here. This toolkit contains all eight pathways for both GPs and people living with diabetes.

What is a Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE)?

A CDE is a health professional with specialist knowledge and expertise in the field of diabetes education, which is vital for teaching people to successfully self-manage their diabetes.

Complementing the clinical and health care support provided by GPs, CDEs provide specialised holistic expertise in diabetes care and management, which is tailored to the person’s individual situation.

Understanding the CDE’s role and when to refer to a CDE helps your patients progress towards diabetes self-management through ongoing education, skills development and reinforcement of positive behaviours at key points in time as their health needs change.

CDEs work closely with people with diabetes to:

  • listen to and understand their priorities, health literacy and needs
  • tailor education and clinical advice to their situation, their culture and where they are on their diabetes pathway
  • provide in-depth knowledge across all key areas of diabetes care and management
  • recommend other specialists and allied health professionals where needed.