Toowoomba Maternity

Gestational Diabetes Support Classes

Kylie Radunz

Kylie Radunz
Clinical Nurse Consultant & Credentialled Diabetes Educator

Expectant mothers can access our Diabetes Educator's services

Kylie brings over 10 years’ experience working with people with all types of diabetes across tertiary, rural and community settings. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Management and is credentialled with the Australian Diabetes Educator’s Association as a CDE. 

Kylie’s background lies in midwifery, having completed a Bachelor of Nursing Science and Master of Midwifery. It is her work in gestational diabetes and maternity endocrine clinics that foreshadowed a broader career in diabetes education.

Kylie is an experienced Credentialled Diabetes Educator in:

  • Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes
  • Chronic kidney disease clinics and haemodialysis settings
  • Assisting patients with diabetes technology including insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring
  • Building collaborative models of care for patients with diabetes
  • Supporting paediatric patients and their families with education at diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes
  • Indigenous health
  • Community health promotion
  • Telehealth

Kylie is passionate about:

  • Listening to people and working with their circumstances for individualised care
  • Facilitating informed decision-making 
  • Promoting a high quality of life
  • Safe and effective management

What patients can expect

  • Support from an experienced midwife diabetes educator 
  • Initial education session about what gestational diabetes is and its implications for mother and baby
  • Support/review of progress via phone 1 week after initial education
  • How/when to monitor blood glucose levels
  • Glucometer provided
  • Advice on when to seek further medical advice
  • Healthy diet and lifestyle management of GDM
  • Role & indications for medication therapy
  • For women requiring insulin therapy, an additional education session on safely self-administering insulin + follow-up support/phone consult to review progress
  • Tips & tricks for managing challenges around elevated BGLs, diet, lifestyle or medications
  • Information about postnatal expectations/neonatal care/postpartum screening advice
  • Written and electronic support resources
  • NDSS registration arranged
  • Communication between obstetrician, midwifery unit, GP and, where necessary, endocrinologist
  • Telehealth consultations available

Please note, there is a single out-of-pocket fee of $90 to access this service.