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July 2022 Webinar

08 Jun 2022

The Youth and Young Adult and Psychology Special Interest Groups welcome you to an online study session: Wednesday 6 July 2022 from 4-6pm.

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June webinar

03 May 2022

The Diabetes in Pregnancy Special Interest Group welcomes you to an online study session: Wednesday 1st June 2022, 4pm - 6pm Hapū Māmā and the Challenges of Type 1 Diabetes This session will include four presentations covering the complexities associated with diabetes in pregnancy.

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Updated changes to medicines list

24 Mar 2022

Updated changes to medicines list - RN prescribers in primary health and specialty teams Registered Nurse (RN) prescribers use advanced knowledge and skills within a collaborative team environment to enable equitable access to care and medicines. The Council is delighted to announce the medicines list for RN prescribers in primary health and specialty teams has been updated as per the Director-General of Health's latest gazette notice, published 23 March 2022.

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NZSSD Annual Scientific Meeting 2022

26 Feb 2022

We are looking forward to welcoming you all to the NZSSD Annual Scientific Meeting this year on 13-14 May. We have made the decision to hold our meeting virtually this year. We will still be able to have a stimulating and collegial meeting and will have oral presentations and posters as part of the meeting.

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On-line study sessions 2022

13 Jan 2022

Kia ora koutou, We are so pleased to be able to continue with the NZSSD Study Sessions via webinars, free for NZSSD members, starting in March 2022. Our first webinar is focused on Technology and Type 1 Diabetes and we hope you can join. You will also see our 2022 calendar included in the flyer. We are bringing back "Audience Choice", so if you have a topic you would like us to cover please be in touch. Any questions please let us know via nzssdstudysessions@gmail.com Regards, Dr Jo McClintock NZSSD Study Session Convenor

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NZSSD webinar series

10 Jul 2021

The Aotearoa College of Nurses and NZSSD Pharmacy and Diabetic Foot Special Interest Groups welcome you to a session: Wed 11 August 2021 4pm–6pm Peripheral Neuropathy and Pharmaceutical Management

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NZSSD NZTA "fitness to drive" assessment

20 Jun 2021

From 8 November 2018 appropriately qualified nurse practitioners and registered nurses, working within their scope of practice, will be able to carry out a fitness to drive assessment.

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NZSSD webinar series

10 May 2021

The second webinar is 2 June, regs close 30 May. Type 2 Diabetes Mgt Guidance - Nutrition and lifestyle recommendations for adults, children, adolescents Speakers: Kathy Knight and Caroline Worth

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Cost of diabetes report

27 Mar 2021

Cost of diabetes report

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Guidance on management of Type 2 diabetes - announced 18 January 2021

18 Jan 2021

Updated primary care guidance on the management of type 2 diabetes brings New Zealand in line with international best practice. Today, the New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes (NZSSD) launched up-to-date guidance on the management of type 2 diabetes for primary care practitioners. The NZSSD took the initiative to update the guidance with the support of the Ministry of Health. Dr Helen Snell, President of NZSSD says, “The update is timely as it is almost a decade since the last guidance was released in 2012, and clinical guidance on the appropriate use of the ‘new’ diabetes medicines being funded by PHARMAC from 1st February was required.” Currently, approximately 250,000 people are living with diabetes in New Zealand and Dr Snell adds that "the intent of the updated clinical guidance is to increase the number of people with type 2 diabetes in New Zealand who reach their treatment targets.

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LONG AWAITED NEW MEDICINES FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES TO BE FUNDED FROM 1 FEBRUARY 2021

21 Dec 2020

LONG AWAITED NEW MEDICINES FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES TO BE FUNDED FROM 1 FEBRUARY 2021

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2021 ASM, Wellington 14 and 15 May 2021

14 Dec 2020

The 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting will be held at Wharewaka, on the Wellington Waterfront, on 14 and 15 May 2021

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World Diabetes Month: "Around the Diabetes World in 80 Days" NZ is day 58

09 Nov 2020

World Diabetes Month: "Around the Diabetes World in 80 Days" NZ is day 58

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NZSSD studentships

01 Sep 2020

Congratulations to the three successful applicants: Waikato DHB/University of Waikato, University of Otago Wellington/Womens Health Wellington Hospital, and University of Auckland

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COVID-19 The impact of COVID-19 on District Health Board Diabetes Secondary Care Services in New Zealand

24 Aug 2020

This study, carried out by a group of trainee interns at the University of Otago, surveyed key clinical leads in 18 District Health Boards (DHBs) in New Zealand, as well as members of the New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes (NZSSD) to determine what changes occurred in diabetes secondary services as a result of COVID-19, and what changes could be taken forward in the future. We thank the group for this helpful piece of work.

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NZSSD research grants

01 Jul 2020

Congratulations to our award winners: Lola Mugisho, Patricia Whitfield and Claire O'Shea

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NZMJ article: The meeting of two pandemics, published 8 May 2020

08 May 2020

The NZMJ have published an article prepared by the NZSSD executive

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NZSSD studentships

08 May 2020

NZSSD studentships 2020/2021 summer

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COVID-19 Information for health practitioners and their patients

20 Mar 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created significant concern for people with diabetes, here is some information regarding the specific risks for people with diabetes.

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