For Health Professionals

  • Refer your patients or clients

    The Life! program can help your patients or customers get their health on track, even during the current coronavirus pandemic.

  • Order a resource

    Order your Life! program resources and healthy lifestyle fact sheets here.
    Orders are for Victoria only

General Practitioners

The Life! program can help your patients get their health on track, even during the current coronavirus pandemic.

Participants can choose the Life! telephone health coaching service or the group course. Due to the current restrictions, the group course is running online (via webinar on zoom) or over the phone until further notice.

General practitioners (GPs) play a critical role in the community for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention. You can feel confident in referring your at-risk patients into the Life! program, as your patients will benefit from practical evidence-based advice to adopt healthy behaviours and lead a more active lifestyle.

  • Our health professionals will work with your patients to learn more about:
  • Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke
  • Healthy eating
  • Physical activity
  • Stress management and wellbeing
  • Goal setting and managing lapses
Is there a reimbursement for referring patients into the Life! program?

Yes, Life! offers a financial incentive for GPs to refer eligible patients into the Life! program.

For more information contact our Primary Care Engagement Coordinator Libby Szetho
Interested in referring your patients?

Referring your patients into the program is a simple process.

1. To refer your patients, follow the steps in the Patient Eligibility and Referral Pathway document

2. Access the Life! PDF referral form or download a referral template in your clinical software:

The Life! GP referral form is available as a template in the following medical software programs:

For clinical software import instructions please click here

Please note: Do not open the GP referral templates until they have been imported into your clinical software program as this may result in the corruption of coding. Right click on the file and select ‘Save Link As’. Go to the folder or location on your hard drive where you would like to save the template and click ‘Save’.

3. Attach a blood pathology report to the referral within 12 months of referral date:

  • Fasting Blood Glucose (or HbA1c)
  • Lipid Profile (TC/TRIG/HDL/LDL)

4. Attach a completed AUSDRISK form to the referral if referring patient through Criteria A

Fax or email the documentation to 03 9667 1757

A Life! program success story

I find the Life! program is fantastic for my high-risk patients. It gives them structured support and teaches them practical skills to enable them to choose healthier foods. Focusing early on preventing diabetes makes so much sense than dealing with diabetes once it’s established.

Dr Marich, Mount Martha Village Clinic

Pharmacists

The Life! program can help your customers get their health on track, even during the current coronavirus pandemic.

They can choose the Life! telephone health coaching service or the group course. Due to the current restrictions, the group course is running online (via webinar on zoom) or over the phone until further notice.

Pharmacists play a critical role in the community for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention.

You can feel confident in referring your at-risk customers into the Life! program, as your customers will benefit from practical evidence-based advice to adopt healthy behaviours and lead a more active lifestyle.

Our health professionals will work with your customers to learn more about:

  • Healthy eating
  • Physical activity
  • Stress management and wellbeing
  • Goal setting and managing lapses
  • Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke

Is there a reimbursement for referring patients into the Life! program?

Yes, Life! offers a financial incentive for pharmacists to refer eligible customers into the Life! program. For more information contact our Primary Care Engagement Coordinator Libby Szetho life@diabetesvic.org.au or 13 7475

Interested in referring your customers?

Referring your customers into the program is a simple process:

1. To refer your customers, follow the steps in the Customer Eligibility and Referral Pathway document 

2. Download this form to start referring your customers. You can also order paper-based referral forms in the ‘Order Resources’ section of the Life! website.

3. Attach a completed AUSDRISK form if referring a customer through Criteria A

4. Fax or email the documentation to (03) 9667-1757 or email it to life@diabetesvic.org.au

For more information about the Life! program please refer to our information sheet for pharmacies.

Case study

“Offering our customers the AUSDRISK test (a simple and quick test that can be done in the pharmacy) has a big impact on increasing Life! program participants and increasing knowledge and awareness among those who are at high risk of type 2 diabetes.” – Kathryn Fischman, Manager UFS Bridge Mall

Read more about UFS Dispensaries’ experience with referring customers to the Life! program

Allied Health Practitioners

The Life! program can help your patients get their health on track, even during the current coronavirus pandemic.

They can choose the Life! telephone health coaching service or the group course. Due to the current restrictions, the group course is running online (via webinar on zoom) or over the phone until further notice.

Allied health professionals play a key role in community type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention.

You can feel confident in referring your at-risk customers into the Life! program, as your customers will benefit from practical evidence-based advice to adopt healthy behaviours and lead a more active lifestyle.

Our health professionals will work with your customers to learn more about:

  • Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke
  • Healthy eating
  • Physical activity
  • Stress management and wellbeing

Interested in referring your patients?

1. To refer, follow the steps in the Patient Eligibility and Referral Pathway document.

2. Download the referral form to start referring your patients. You can also order paper-based referral forms in the ‘Order Resources’ section of the Life! website.

3. Attach a completed AUSDRISK form if referring a patient through Criteria A

4. Fax or email the documentation to (03) 9667-1757 or email it to life@diabetesvic.org.au

Please note, if you are a health professional working in general practice please use the GP referral form.

  • Healthy Living Session Poster

    A3 poster promoting healthy living sessions – editable version so that you can enter the date, time and location

  • Life! A3 Poster Kickstart Your Health
  • Gestational Diabetes Flyer
  • Physical Activity Tip Sheet

    Maximum order 30

  • Healthy Eating Tip Sheets

    Maximum order 30

  • Information for GPs

    Resource for GPs to learn more about the Life! program

  • Information for Pharmacists

    Resource for Pharmacists to learn more about the Life! program

  • Two-side Life! Referral Form – For Health Professionals

    With Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool (A4 pads with 50 sheets)
    For Health Professionals

  • Two-side Life! Referral Form – For GPs only

    With Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool (A4 pads with 50 sheets)
    For GPs only

  • Waist measurement flyer

    A4 flyer that helps people measure their waist circumference for the AUSDRISK test.

  • Risk Assessment Flyer

    Double-sided flyer with AUSDRISK test, BMI chart and contact details

  • Life! A3 poster

    Look after your health during COVID-19

  • Life! postcard

    Double-sided postcard with general Life! program information and contact details.

  • Life! brochure

    Provides an overview of the Life! program – A5 booklet

  • ZedMed
  • CALD English Information Sheet
  • Chinese Traditional Information Sheet
  • Vietnamese Information Sheet

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