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At Pioneer Health we now offer the service of a Credentialed Diabetes Educator. A Credentialed Diabetes Educator is a health professional who has completed further study focused specifically on helping people with diabetes self-manage their condition to prevent or prolong the onset of complications. Credentialed Diabetes Educators can offer you individualised information, support and motivation to assist you in managing your diabetes to the best of your ability. They specialist in troubleshooting any issues that may be affecting your self-management. Credentialed Diabetes Educators can also be the link between you and other allied health services that may assist you in your journey.

It is recommended by Diabetes WA that all people with diabetes and those who are pre-diabeteic, see a Diabetes Educator at least annually as part of their annual cycle of care. Our Credentialed Diabetes Educator can be seen by arranging to have a GP Management Plan completed with your usual GP. Once the GP Management plan is done access to our credentialed Diabetes Educator is bulk billed through eligibility for your Allied Health Professional visits. To make an appointment to see Kerri, call us at Pioneer today on 9842 2822.

Diabetes is a condition that is becoming more and more prevalent in today’s society. Only people living with the condition and their families can fully understand the impact it has on day to day living. The high blood glucose levels caused by Diabetes can affect every system within our body, from your eyes to your feet, to your blood vessels and your nerves and almost everything inbetween! Many lifestyle events and changes such as stress, other illness, weddings, divorce and pregnancy can also affect blood glucose management, sending otherwise well managed diabetes into chaos for seemingly no reason at all. Management is not always simple and that’s where your team at Pioneer Health can assist.

Kerri Lockhart

Diabetes Educator

Kerri Lockhart

Kerri studied at UWA originally completing a Bachelor of Science in Exercise & Sports Science before returning to Curtin University to complete post grad study in Nursing then Diabetes Education - her passion! Growing up in Mt Barker, Kerri has since worked in Karratha, Darwin, Bunbury and most recently Katanning and its surrounds before settling back into Albany. When not at work, Kerri and her family enjoy keeping fit, fishing and camping. Kerri is now taking appointments.