Annabel Thurlow

Sunday Workshop Managing Type 2 diabetes  – in a rural community

Annabel has been working in the field of diabetes education for the past 24 years. In 2009, she graduated from Newcastle University with a Master of Nursing and later became endorsed as a Diabetes Nurse Practitioner. Annabel is also a Credentialed Diabetes Educator and Certified Insulin Pump and CGM Trainer.

“Action Diabetes”, a private diabetes clinic, owned by Annabel and her partner, provides innovative diabetes education and training to people of all ages with diabetes. “Action Diabetes” is located in Nelson Bay but Annabel also conducts clinics in Newcastle, the Upper Hunter region (Muswellbrook, Aberdeen and Murrurundi) and has recently opened a practice on the Central Coast.

An area of special interest for Annabel is insulin stabilisation and insulin pump therapy. Earlier this year, Annabel and her team, started the first adult in the world on the latest model and most advanced insulin pump on the Australian market.

Annabel is passionate about diabetes and her goal is to make each person she sees, feel a little better about managing their diabetes on a day to day basis.