Diabetes Masterclass Educates Nearly 800 Local Health Care Professionals

Faculty at the Diabetes Dilemmas webinar on Monday 19 October: Sharon McClelland, Anandhi Murugesan, Dr Cathy Ngo, Dr Tien-Ming Hng, Dr Rajini Jayaballa and Tim Perry. In 2014 the Western Sydney Diabetes (WSD) initiative was established to reduce the high rates of diabetes in Western Sydney. The region has been labelled a diabetes ‘hotspot’, for […]

Management of Type 2 Diabetes: A Handbook for General Practices

The Royal Australian College of General Practices (RACGP) and Diabetes Australia have united to support GPs in their management of type 2 diabetes with the launch of Management of type 2 diabetes: a handbook for general practice. GP’s play a central role in the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes within the community. The […]

National Diabetes Week

This year, National Diabetes Week runs from 12 – 18 July, with the focus on supporting the emotional and mental health of people living with diabetes. The daily burden of living with diabetes can be significant. It is estimated that people with diabetes face up to 180 diabetes-related decisions every day, that is more than […]

Ray Kelly Awarded Exercise Physiologist of the Year

Ray Kelly, Marrin Weejali Ray Kelly, our Too Deadly for Diabetes commissioned program partner, has been awarded 2019 Exercise Physiologist of the Year, by Exercise & Sports Science Australia. Recognised for his outstanding contribution to chronic disease prevention and his dedication to empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to make lifestyle changes to improve […]

Too Deadly for Diabetes Program

Ray Kelly and Emerton Pharmacy improving health outcomes. Statistics show that Mount Druitt has become a hotspot for diabetes, with the number of people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the region growing continuously. Screening at Emergency Departments (ED) in 2017 showed alarming rates with 40% of people with diabetes and 29% having prediabetes. To […]

Joint Specialist Case Conferencing for Diabetes

Sharon McClelland (WSLHD), Dr Wenlin Cecilia Chi (WSLHD), Dr Guru Yajaman (Kildare Road Medical Centre) and Patient. Diabetes is one of Western Sydney’s greatest health challenges with over half of the population at risk of developing diabetes. To assist with management and treatment options of diabetes, Western Sydney Diabetes (WSD) established the program Joint GP […]