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National Diabetes Week Seminar 2016

Guest speakers

Dr Matthew Worthley, Cardiologist

Dr Matthew Worthley discusses the different types of cardiovascular disease, how people with diabetes have an increased risk of contracting heart disease and the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle to prevent it from occurring.

Dr Chris Rayner, Gastroenterologist

Dr Chris Rayner provides information about how diabetes can affect the digestive system via stomach problems (gastroparesis), oesophageal problems (reflux) and small and large intestine problems (diarrhoea, constipation).

Miriam Henke, Psychologist

Psychologist Miriam Henke presents some very important information about diabetes and psychological wellbeing. Miriam discussed diabetes and grief, anxiety, depression, shame and guilt, the pressure of diabetes self-management and the support that is available to people living with diabetes and these issues.


Saturday 16 July 2016




Adelaide Festival Centre, Banquet Room, King William Road, Adelaide

The National Diabetes Services Scheme is an initiative of the Australian Government administered by Diabetes Australia.

The NDSS agent in South Australia is Diabetes SA. 

Find out more about the NDSS at ndss.com.au or call the NDSS Helpline on 1800 637 700