Diabetes management in the palliative and aged care setting – A fresh recap
CPD Hours / Duration
1 hour/s
Depends on Membership level

Diabetes management in the palliative and aged care setting – A fresh recap

Presenter Fleur Kelly, Credentialled Diabetes Educator - Registered Nurse - Diabetes Queensland

Fleur is a Credentialled Diabetes Educator who has a passion for health professional education which provides the skills to support clients with diabetes management. Fleur’s passion for assisting clients with diabetes management began in the primary care setting, using chronic condition management strategies, within GP practices.  Fleur is involved in the Advisory Committees for two University Graduate Certificates in Diabetes Management Courses delivered in Queensland. This ensures best practice pedagogy and robust evidence is available to student diabetes educators, which allows for quality clinician graduates. Fleur is currently enrolled in her Masters in Health Professional Education to improve her skills in teaching and learning.

Fleur also thoroughly enjoys collaborating with consumers to improve diabetes outcomes and is DESMOND trained to assist with this collaboration. She began at Diabetes Queensland delivering a similar program which fuelled her passion for group diabetes education. 

Fleur has a wonderfully supportive family and with her husband, have parented four lovely children. They also have a dog and three cats to keep them company. Family and friends, reading and learning and music are always the foundation of Fleurs’ day to day life and she considers herself very lucky to enjoy her home life and her work life.

Course Content

Diabetes in the aged care and palliative setting can be complicated yet, it is a time where well managed glucose levels are required. 

Target Audience

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Understand the importance of achieving optimal glucose targets considering life stage
  • Consider Aged care and Palliative issues for diabetes management
  • Increase awareness of available resources and guidelines for diabetes management for this sector
  • Reflect on your clinical practice in this area