EdHealth’s Diabetes 4 Disability (D4D) course is individualised to train support workers around the diabetes care and support needs of their NDIS participant. This course complies with NDIS Quality and Safety Commission requirements.

Modules and lessons are combined to create a D4D course to suit each group of support workers.

A quiz is completed at the end of each Module and additional lessons, with a pass mark of 80%.

Any diabetes skills taught in the D4D program are evaluated in an Online Skills Check (OSC) session with our Credentialled Diabetes Educator/diabetes educator. Information about the specific needs of each NDIS client are provided to supplement the information provided in the online course.

To learn a skill, practice equipment is required. EdHealth offers Practice Packs of equipment you can hire for participants to use during the online course and to have their skills evaluated in an OSC.

IT support is provided to keep participants on track with their online learning.

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Module 1: Diabetes

This Module provides a foundation of understanding about diabetes care within the disability support environment.

Lesson 1: What is Diabetes

Lesson 2: Lifestyle management of diabetes

Lesson 3: Diabetes medication and hypoglycaemia

Lesson 4: Diabetes linked health issues

Lesson 5: Diabetes self/supported management strategies

Lesson 6: The diabetes health team and community care

At the end of each lesson and end of Module 1:


Module 2: Glucose monitoring

Length: 1-2.5 hours.

This Module focuses on glucose monitoring for participants to accurately and safely Check, Think and Act on glucose levels for improved diabetes outcomes in their client.

Lesson 1: How to blood glucose monitor

Lesson 2: Role of support workers in glucose monitoring

Continuous Glucose Monitoring

NDIS participants using Libre or Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitoring systems, require their support workers to be taught how to use their devices. Conducted by one of the EdHealth Credentialled Diabetes Educators/Diabetes educators, this training is provided as an Online Skills Session with the essential knowledge and skills covered

Coming soon:

N.B. Online theory modules are currently being written to teach future participants about the Libre 2 and Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitoring systems.

These modules will replace the current Online Skills Sessions and technique will be evaluated in an Online Skills Check.

Module 3: Diabetes injectables

Length: 1.5-2 hours.

Support workers know their clients and trigger less behaviours when giving insulin than their nursing counterparts. That’s because they are known to the person and can work within their normal routines to provide their diabetes care. This module delivers the knowledge, skills and confidence a support worker needs to give an insulin injection, or support their client to self-inject, and manage all aspects of their insulin.

Lesson 1: Why do people need insulin?

Lesson 2: How to give an insulin injection?

Lesson 3: Hypoglycaemia – Identification, treatment and prevention

Additional lessons:

Ozempic (semaglutide)

Ozempic is a non-insulin injectable diabetes medication support workers either give to their client or support them to do this themselves.


Trulicity (dulaglutide)

Trulicity is a non-insulin injectable diabetes medication support workers either give to their client or support them to do this themselves.


Module 4: GlucaGen HypoKit

Length: 45 minutes

The GlucaGen HypoKit is an emergency injectable medication support workers can learn to administer to treat severe hypoglycaemia in people on insulin. Ambulance callout times have increased, creating a greater need for support workers to be trained to give this medication in the event of a severe hypoglycaemia event.

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Contact EdHealth about your organisation’s diabetes training needs. We can provide a quote for a customised Diabetes 4 Disability training solution to match the needs of your NDIS participant and support workers.

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Email: Phone: 0412 102 048