September

18th July 2020

GUEST EXPERTS

Type 1 & Type 2 programs

LEARN & NETWORK

Free to attend

WELCOME TO THE LIVE YOUR LIFE VIRTUAL EXPO

Hosted by Diabetes NSW & ACT and Diabetes Queensland the Live Your Life Virtual EXPO is the first of its kind for people living with diabetes. This virtual event will seem like you are attending in person, but there will be no travel involved, no crowds, no parking issues and no stress about trying to find the venue. Instead you will get to relax and enjoy it from the comfort of your own surrounds.

The event will showcase the latest information on diabetes, broken into easy 20-minute sessions and delivered to you by experts in the field. There will be two separate programs; one for people living with type 2 diabetes in the morning and one for people living with type 1 diabetes in the afternoon.

You will also have the opportunity to visit exhibitors in the exhibition area, participate in a treasure hunt in the activity zone and collect resources to put into your virtual tote bag. These can be then be downloaded to your device when you have finished.

Register Now and be amongst the first to attend this free virtual event. We also encourage you to invite anyone else who is supporting you on your diabetes journey.

Program


18th July, 2020

8.30am – 9.00am

TYPE 2 PROGRAM

Welcome video in the lobby and a chance to look around the website and visit the exhibition area.

To view a synopsis of each session please place your curser over the title of each presentation and the synopsis will appear.

To view speaker biographies please place your curser over the photo of each speaker and their biography will appear.

Type 2 Program

9.00am – 9.10am

OFFICIAL WELCOME

Sturt Eastwood
Chief Executive Officer of Diabetes NSW & ACT and Diabetes Queensland

 

9.10am – 9.45am

TYPE 2 KEYNOTE: How to get the most out of your health care appointments While you are the best person to look after your diabetes, there are a range of health professionals who can support you. Knowing who these health professionals are and how they can help is the first step in this process. In this session you will be provided with some useful tips to help you to make the most out of your time with a health professional. Angela will explore the types of questions you could ask and what to do with the answers you receive. Lastly as an added extra, Angela will discuss what other health professionals you could possibly visit to really optimise your diabetes care.

As a Credentialled Diabetes Educator for more than 40 years, Angela’s passion has been supporting people living with diabetes. Angela has been responsible for the development, delivery and review of many programs for children, adolescents and adults living all types of diabetes. This has included training for health professionals both face-to-face and the eLearning format.

Angela’s professional qualifications include being a NSW registered nurse/midwife with a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Newcastle (1993), and a Masters in Applied Management (Health) through the University of Newcastle as well as a Certificate IV in Learning and Assessment.
Angela Blair
Registered Nurse & Credentialled Diabetes Educator

 

9.45am – 10.05am

BREAK: Time to visit the exhibition area

10.05am – 10.40am

TYPE 2 KEYNOTE: Busting the myths to keep you eating healthy In this session Kate will help you to debunk some of the common diet myths for people living with type 2 diabetes. Common myths and fads will be explored, including low carb eating, avoiding sugar, diet guidelines for people living with type 2 diabetes and what is a healthier sweetener. Kate will look at the evidence and guidelines to solve these, and many more, common myths. You will walk away from this session with a better understanding of what is, and what isn’t, recommended when it comes to your diet and diabetes.

Kate Gudorf is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Credentialled Diabetes Educator. She has over 10 years of experience working as a dietitian, specialising in diabetes management and health behaviour change. While working with Diabetes NSW & ACT, Kate has worked as a health profession, delivering individual and group education to NDSS registrants and she is currently working in a project lead role. She enjoys working with people living with diabetes, helping to clarify the evidence and recommendations and providing support to make lifestyle change.
Kate Gudorf
Accredited Practicing Dietitian & Credentialled Diabetes Educator

 

10.40am – 11.00am

BREAK: Time to visit the exhibition area

11.00am – 11.35am

TYPE 2 KEYNOTE: How to move your body to boost your mental health Brady has a wonderful way of presenting information in a factual yet entertaining manner. In this session he will explore how you can move your body to boost your mental health.
The session comprises of two components:
1) Meaningful movement for mindfulness
2) Mindfully moving
In the first part Brady will discuss what types of activities give you the ‘best bang for buck’ for improving mental health, whilst also ensuring you are optimising your blood glucose control. The second part of the talk will focus on incorporating activities suitable for you to incorporate into your daily life which also include some evidence-based ways to get moving.

Brady Schulz is an Exercise Physiologist, Exercise Scientist, Dietitian, Nutritionist, Sports Dietitian and the Managing Director of Healthy Lifestyles Australia.

His speaking obligations see him presenting regularly in Australia along with guest lecturing at universities. He is a keen triathlete and cyclist who balances his clinical workload with his management responsibilities of the company’s 150+ locations across Queensland and 30+ staff who include Exercise Physiologists, Dietitians and Credentialled Diabetes Educators.
Brady Schulz
Accredited Exercise Physiologist & Accredited Practicing Dietitian

 

11.35am – 11.55am

BREAK: Time to visit the exhibition area

11.55am – 12.30pm

Finding resilience: reaching in and reaching out Living with diabetes can present a range of practical and emotional challenges.

At times, particularly when other life stressors arise, these can become overwhelming.

In this presentation Dr Godon will talk to Warren Bingham who lives with type 2 diabetes and together they will look at the resources you can draw on both from within yourself and from those around you to foster resilience and well-being.

Dr Vered Gordon has been working in general practice in the Northern Beaches of Sydney for over 25 years. In recent years she has focused specifically on the areas of mental health and counselling which now comprise the greater part of her practice. Dr Gordon has undergone further training in psychological medicine including a Diploma of Shared Care in Psychiatry with the NSW Institute of Psychiatry and a Graduate Diploma in Systemic Relationship Therapy. She is also a fellow of the Australian Society of Psychological Medicine. Dr Gordon is the former General Practice Education Program Developer for the Black Dog Institute, developing and facilitating education in mental health for health professionals throughout Australia.
Dr Vered Gordon
General Practitioner

 

12.30pm

CLOSE OF TYPE 2 PROGRAM


Type 1 Program

12.30pm – 1.00pm

TYPE 1 PROGRAM

Welcome video in the lobby and a chance to look around the website and visit the exhibition area .

To view a synopsis of each session please place your curser over the title of each presentation and the synopsis will appear.
To view speaker biographies please place your curser over the photo of each speaker and their biography will appear.

1.00pm – 1.10pm

OFFICIAL WELCOME

Sturt Eastwood
Chief Executive Officer of Diabetes NSW & ACT and Diabetes Queensland

 

1.10pm – 1.45pm

Finding resilience: reaching in and reaching out Living with diabetes can present a range of practical and emotional challenges.

At times, particularly when other life stressors arise, these can become overwhelming.

In this presentation Dr Gordon will talk to Duncan Read who lives with type 1 diabetes and together they will look at the resources you can draw on both from within yourself and from those around you to foster resilience and well-being.

Dr Vered Gordon has been working in general practice in the Northern Beaches of Sydney for over 25 years. In recent years she has focused specifically on the areas of mental health and counselling which now comprise the greater part of her practice. Dr Gordon has undergone further training in psychological medicine including a Diploma of Shared Care in Psychiatry with the NSW Institute of Psychiatry and a Graduate Diploma in Systemic Relationship Therapy. She is also a fellow of the Australian Society of Psychological Medicine. Dr Gordon is the former General Practice Education Program Developer for the Black Dog Institute, developing and facilitating education in mental health for health professionals throughout Australia.
Dr Vered Gordon
General Practitioner

 

1.45pm – 2.05pm

BREAK: Time to visit the exhibition area

2.05pm – 2.40pm

TYPE 1 KEYNOTE: Where to from here? How to progress your diabetes management for optimal results Where to from here? How to progress your diabetes management for optimal results
Diabetes impacts on life in many ways – the day to day tasks, multiple health appointments, exercise, socialising, holidays, illness and surgery. Your doctor may say you are doing well but how can you assess that? In this presentation Dr Conway will discuss key considerations for all people living with type 1 diabetes to check they have the right team around them, have access to comprehensive care, and can achieve the best quality of life possible minimising diabetes burden.

Dr Luke Conway is an endocrinology specialist at Cairns hospital, Cairns Diabetes Centre and privately at Cairns Diabetes & Endocrinology. At the Cairns Diabetes centre he was involved in setting up the newly established young adult diabetes service.

He has previously worked in the endocrinology department at the Princess Alexandra hospital and Mater Hospital in Brisbane before returning home to Far North Queensland.
Dr Luke Conway
Endocrinologist

 

2.40pm – 3.00pm

BREAK: Time to visit the exhibition area

3.00pm – 3.35pm

TYPE 1 KEYNOTE: Are you eating up to insulin? Are you eating up to insulin?
In this presentation Helen will discuss the importance of appropriate basal insulin levels. When basal insulin levels are higher than required, it can impact significantly on your food intake and result in variable blood glucose levels. Helen will discuss appropriate basal insulin doses and how you can assess your basal dose. She will provide you with examples of two people living with type 1 diabetes who have reduced their basal doses and the benefits they experienced. Finally, Helen will discuss where to go for further information.

Helen is an advanced accredited practicing dietitian and credentialled diabetes educator. Her academic experience includes a Masters of Philosophy at the School of Medicine, University of Queensland. Her experience with type 1 diabetes includes thirteen years of clinical and research experience working with children, adolescents and adults living with type 1 diabetes at Mater Health. Her current role at Diabetes Qld involves developing online education modules, delivering OzDAFNE, DESMOND and SMARTS programs, as well as working in clinics in Western Qld.
Helen d’Emden
Advanced Practicing Dietitian & Credentialled Diabetes Educator

 

3.35pm – 3.55pm

BREAK: Time to visit the exhibition area

3.55pm – 4.30pm

TYPE 1 KEYNOTE: Proven exercise strategies to enhance your mental health and BGL management Mental and physical health are inseparable; the importance of understanding this relationship can play a major part in living well with diabetes.
How does stress impact your blood glucose level (BGL) management? How does constant and untreated high BGLs (hyperglycaemia) impact your mood and mental health? These are just some of the questions Bianca will be discussing in this session.
The physical and psychological benefits of exercise on BGLs are paramount, but some people are unsure of where to begin with exercise. Bianca will provide a practical guide on the ‘what, when and how’ of exercise, in order to achieve valuable and sustained movement in your daily life.
Living with diabetes is NOT easy, but having a strategy that allows you to make decisions you are confident in, can and will improve BGL management and help reduce the risk of diabetes complications

Mental and physical health are inseparable; the importance of understanding this relationship can play a major part in living well with diabetes.

How does stress impact your blood glucose level (BGL) management? How does constant and untreated high BGLs (hyperglycaemia) impact your mood and mental health? These are just some of the questions Bianca will be discussing in this session.

The physical and psychological benefits of exercise on BGLs are paramount, but some people are unsure of where to begin with exercise. Bianca will provide a practical guide on the ‘what, when and how’ of exercise, in order to achieve valuable and sustained movement in your daily life. Living with diabetes is NOT easy, but having a strategy that allows you to make decisions you are confident in, can and will improve BGL management and help reduce the risk of diabetes complications
Bianca Penning
Accredited Exercise Physiologist

 

4.30pm

CLOSE OF TYPE 1 PROGRAM

FAQs



Absolutely nothing! This Virtual Event is fully funded by the NDSS.
Yes there are. Type 2 presentations will take place in the morning from 9.00am to 12.30pm and type 1 presentations will take place in the afternoon from 1.00pm to 4.30pm.
The event is aimed at people living with diabetes. It is also a great source of information for those supporting someone with diabetes.
Your login details will be emailed to you once you have submitted your registration.
Yes, the content will be available to view for 3 months after the live date of the event.
Virtual events bring the experience of an in-person conference to your personal computer, so just like an in-person conference, you have the freedom to pick the sessions you attend. But many say that attending the event in its entirety will help you get the most out of the experience.
No, you do not need a webcam to participate.
The speaker won’t answer questions during the presentation but there will be 10 minutes allocated at the end of each presentation for the speaker to answer questions from the audience.
It is only one login at a time so if you have any family members who want to attend the event and view it on their own screen they will need to register to attend.