Diabetes Risk Screening in the Older Person
CPD Hours / Duration
1 hour/s
Depends on Membership level

Diabetes Risk Screening in the Older Person

Presenter Jules Aitken, Nurse Practitioner Credentialed Diabetes Educator

Jules Aitken is an Endorsed Nurse Practitioner specialising in Diabetes, Chronic Disease and Weight Management.  She attained her Masters of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT).   She is also a registered Credentialed Diabetes Educator (CDE) registered with the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) gaining her Certificate of Diabetes Management at the University of Technology Sydney.   She has worked within the diabetes, chronic disease and weight loss management field for over 15 years

Working both independently and within specialist clinics, Jules coordinates the care of clients with complex diabetes, chronic conditions and weight loss. 

She has participated in research projects involving chronic disease management, weight loss and diabetes and has presented at nursing, allied health, medical and community events at local, State and National level.  She is a mentor for diabetes educators with the Australian Diabetes Educators Association and also provides education and mentorship for student nurses, EENs, RNs and other health professionals within private organisations.  Jules has worked with local, State and Federal government organizations most notably a Primary Care Network as a member of a working committee establishing health pathways for aged care, diabetes and chronic pain and also as a member of their quality improvement committee.

Course Content

Diabetes risk screening in the older person not previously diagnosed with diabetes can not only reduce the risk of developing chronic conditions but can also reduce risk of falls, infections, delirium and pain. 

This Webinar will discuss risk assessments for older persons living in the community and those on admission to residential aged care or already living in residential aged care to prevent chronic conditions and adverse health events.

Target Audience

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Gain an understanding of diabetes risk assessment tools available for older persons
  • Gain an understanding of the benefits of diabetes risk assessments to reduce the risk of falls, delirium, infection and pain
  • Identify when there is a need for medical interventions and further evaluation
  • Understand the need for ongoing monitoring and re-evaluation