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Tackling diabetes one patient at a time

Peninsula Health Clinical Nurse Specialist Kylie Ball.

Credentialled Diabetes Educator Kylie Ball is tackling diabetes one patient at a time.

Teaching patients how to self-administer insulin is just one facet of her role. In fact, Clinical Nurse Specialist Kylie sees herself as a motivator, educating people with diabetes about how to make the lifestyle changes that improve their overall health.  

“As diabetes educators we provide short and long-term support for people to manage all types of diabetes – from first diagnosis, through different life challenges. These could include work changes, different activity levels, travel, pregnancy, and illness,” says Kylie, who’s been with Peninsula Health since 1996.

“We help patients understand how diabetes affect their day-to-day life, guiding them through lifestyle adjustments to can take control of their diabetes, ultimately improving their overall health and wellbeing.”  

Saturday, 14 November marks World Diabetes Day 2020. This year’s theme is Nurses Make The Difference, focusing on promoting the role of nurses in the prevention and management of diabetes.

Peninsula Health’s multi-disciplinary team of doctors, dieticians, psychologists and diabetes nurse educators can help. To make an appointment with our Diabetes Education Department please call (03) 9784 2660.