Tuesday, 26th August Australian Diabetes Society and the Australian Diabetes Educators Association Annual Scientific Meeting 2014

8:45AM - 9:45AM
Meeting Room 213
Chair: Shirley Cornelius

Presented by George Margelis


There is a lot of noise about the potential for eHealth to improve patient engagement with their own care, and to improve communication across healthcare provider networks. Nowhere is this potential higher than in diabetes, but how can eHealth help with diabetes management now, and what does the near future hold? In this session, the speaker will outline the field of eHealth in diabetes, and its potential to support better engagement and self-management amongst people with diabetes.

9:45AM - 10:15AM
Meeting Room 217
10:15AM - 3:15PM
Meeting Room 217
Chair: Rachel Freeman

Presented by Jane Speight & Fran Brown


Structured Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG), data visualisation, pattern analysis and derived therapy adjustments can significantly contribute to a reduction of HbA1c values and improved glycaemic control. This session will present an Australian study on structured Self-monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG) in a real life practice.


In the second half of the session, participants will learn  about how blue tooth enabled meters along with smart phone applications and web based tools will shape future consultations through better patient engagement.

10:15AM - 3:15PM
Meeting Room 218
Chair: Lois Rowan

Presented by Michael Porter


Bolus Advisors have long been a part of type 1 diabetes management and are used extensively in education programs such as DAFNE (Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating).

The bolus advisor is used in insulin pump therapy to calculate the amount of insulin to administer for a certain amount of food (otherwise known as insulin to carbohydrate ratio) and to correct the blood glucose level to a pre-set target (otherwise known as a ‘correction factor’ or ‘insulin sensitivity factor’).


The aim of this session is to give participants an advanced knowledge of bolus calculations and settings in relation to the Accu-Chek Combo Insulin Pump System and other brands.

12:15PM - 1:15PM
Trade Exhibition Hall
3:15PM - 3:30PM
Meeting Room 217
3:30PM - 5:30PM
Meeting Room 217
Chair: Coralie Cross

Presented by Victoria Stevenson & Anton Harding



This workshop will keep you abreast of the current consensus and guidelines on creating and implementing a sick day management plan.  Understand the clinical evidence supporting the local and International sick day management guidelines and learn more about a new Australian review on the effectiveness of ambulatory ketone monitoring to prevent DKA.   The findings will guarantee to challenge your current thinking.

3:30PM - 5:30PM
Meeting Room 216
Chair: Mandy Chan

Presented by Alan Barclay



One area of confusion for people with diabetes is how much and what kind of carbohydrate to eat in order to manage blood glucose levels optimally. This session will take participants through the importance, techniques and tools available for better carbohydrate management in diabetes.

3:30PM - 5:30PM
Meeting Room 214
Chair: Gill Dicker

Presented by Maarten Kamp & Sharon Fox



Diabetes affects all facets of a person's lifestyle including their mobility, more specifically driving. Unfortunately, improper management of their diabetes not only affects a person with diabetes but also other drivers on the road. This session will explore the NDSS guidelines on the role of self-monitoring of blood glucose and driving with diabetes as well as techniques on how to facilitate conversations on driving and diabetes.

3:30PM - 5:30PM
Meeting Room 218
Chair: Jayne Lehmann

Presented by Ashley Ng & Stephanie Cesile



This session addresses modern patients' insatiable need for information as they make daily choices in managing diabetes. It introduces the resources available to people with diabetes and caregivers against the backdrop of the limitations medical practices face in meeting patients' information and support needs. The session describes trends and studies that suggest how social media might be used in the future not only to meet patients' needs, but also to streamline clinical workflow.