"Diabetes is a complex condition and increasing the capacity of pharmacists to provide support and knowledge to people with diabetes is very powerful."
Advanced Practice Pharmacist (B PHARM), Credentialled Diabetes Educator, Adv Dip Nut Pharm, Grad. Dip. App. Pharma. Prac. Kirrily was the 2019 UTS Innovative Pharmacist of the Year, 2016 CDE of the Year and has received many other Awards over the course of her career. Kirrily became the first pharmacist Credentialled Diabetes Educator in Australia ten years ago and continues to lead the evolution of diabetes care by community pharmacists in primary care.
Pharmacists are experts in medications, including insulin and oral drugs. They can ensure people with diabetes understand how to take their medications, educate them about proper dosages, potential side effects, and drug interactions.
Comprehensive medication reviews
Pharmacist can help to identify potential drug interactions, duplications, or inappropriate medications. Pharmacists can work with other healthcare providers to optimise the person’s drug therapy.
Insulin Pump Support
Pharmacist can support people with diabetes using insulin pump. They can provide support on pump usage, maintenance, troubleshooting and help with ordering of insulin pump consumables.
Collaboration with other Healthcare Providers
Pharmacists can work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals involved in the person’s diabetes care to ensure coordinated and comprehensive management.
Blood Glucose Monitoring
Pharmacists can demonstrate how to use blood glucose monitoring devices effectively and help people interpret the results.
Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)
Pharmacists may assist people in using CGM devices, explaining how they work and how to interpret the data.
Pharmacists can offer structured diabetes education to people covering topics like diabetes pathophysiology, potential complications, self-monitoring, and foot care to empower people to better manage their condition.
No Such Thing As a Diabetic!By Kirrily Chambers
It is with great pride that I bring this book to life! Almost five years in the making it started as just notes on paper but with loads of encouragement from friends turned into and became a published piece! I hope it helps those with diabetes
Choose to study at your own pace and attend live online sessions
for 1:1 or group coaching
Diabetes Prevention & Remission Program
The program provides a novel framework for health care practitioners like Credentialled Diabetes Educators (CDEs), Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) and Registered Pharmacists (RPs) to help prevent people with IFG/IGT from developing type 2 diabetes.
Helping Healthcare Professionals to support people with diabetes in carbohydrate counting and Identify the effects of different dietary patterns on
carbohydrate counting including impact of protein and fat.
Overweight and Obesity
Overweight and obesity prevalence trends (global and Australia)
Overweight and obesity management strategies
Why use Very Low Energy Diets (VLEDs)?
History of VLED development and use
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