This section contains project summaries for the years:
The project proposal for 2010/11 builds on the success of 2009/10 SDG projects. The intention is to develop a comprehensive support program that addresses existing service level gaps. This national approach to improving services will ultimately lead to significant long term health savings and positively impact on local service delivery to Registrants.
The 2009/10 project focused on:
- Developing a GDM Starter Pack booklet which provides advice to newly diagnosed women with GDM
- Updating the Post GDM booklet to complement the GDM booklet. The booklet is sent to women prior to the expiry of their NDSS registration as a reminder to maintain good health and to have regular check-ups.
The 2010/11 proposal includes four elements, each of which is interconnected and, as a whole, ensures a continued and complete package of support:
Element 1: National Gestational Diabetes Register .
Element 2: National Gestational Diabetes Follow up and Recall System
Element 3: Health Professional GDM Information Pack
Element 4: GDM Management Guidelines
Translate GDM DVD to further five languages
Identification of five high risk communities and development of resources for these communities requires specialist advice from CALD experts. The Working Party for this project and the CALD GDM Starter Pack project will include CALD experts (e.g. representatives from national, state, territory and regional multicultural and ethnic councils) who will assist in the identification of the five high risk communities with low literacy levels.
Summary of Projects 2009-2010
Gestational Diabetes Starter Pack
This project will also examine ways to more systematically register women diagnosed with GDM on the NDSS. The new Starter Pack will draw from the best available existing resources and information and address both management of GDM, the NDSS, and risks and prevention post GDM.
The project will involve identifying existing resources and bringing the best available resources together to develop a Starter Pack. The information may include: a booklet relating to gestational diabetes, information about the NDSS, and other resources related to gestational diabetes (e.g. the ‘Life after Gestational Diabetes’ booklet), and services and products available. The Starter Pack may also be made available in a web enabled version.