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.
Pre-diabetes is defined as a higher blood glucose but not high enough to be diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Early interventions with lifestyle and, if appropriate, pharmacological treatment, can prevent progression to Type 2 Diabetes.
This webinar provides an overview of pre-diabetes, including risk factors, and discuss the terms impaired fasting glucose and glucose intolerance. It will discuss the benefits of early interventions, both lifestyle and pharmacological, to reduce the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes and other chronic health conditions.
In this session you will: