Nadine Coker

Nadine Coker

Nadine Coker CDE NP

Nadine is a down to earth Healthcare Professional with over 10 years experience in Diabetes Education, Management and Care. Nadine has professional recognition as:

Diabetes Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Endorsed by Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE)
Australian Diabetes Educators Association since 2007

Registered Nurse (RN)
Registered with Australia’s Health Practitioners Regulation Agency

Qualifications:

  • 2013 Master of Nursing Science (Nurse Practitioner) – QUT – Brisbane, QLD Australia
  • 2005 Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Management – UTS – Sydney, NSW Australia
  • 1998 Bachelor of Nursing – EIT – Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

Experience:                                                                                                                                                                                     

  • 2014 – 2016 Nurse Practitioner (Diabetes), Cairns Diabetes Centre, QLD
  • 2011 – 2013  Nurse Practitioner Candidate, Cairns Diabetes Centre, QLD
  • 2009 – 2014 Clinical Nurse/Diabetes Educator, Cairns Diabetes Centre, QLD
  • 2005 – 2009 Clinical Nurse/Diabetes Educator, Nth and West QLD Primary Health Care, QLD
  • 2004 – 2005 RN, Diabetes Complication and Assessment Project, NSW Health, Casino NSW

Nadine has extensive experience in all areas of Diabetes Education, Management and Support and is authorised to provide care to both adults and children living with diabetes.  This includes:

  • Prescribing medication and providing expert medical advice
  • Assist with planning a pregnancy with diabetes
  • Explain your new diagnosis of T1DM or T2DM
  • Organise a referral to Diabetes Specialist Doctors
  • Recommend an Insulin Pump best suited to the individual
  • Provide advice with insulin dose adjustments
  • Insulin Pump and Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) Training
  • Provide blood forms and review diabetes complication screening
  • Provision of Blood Glucose Monitoring and other Diabetes Management Equipment

Nadine is very approachable, helpful and efficient and endeavours to provide the best possible service delivery to her clients and or carers.  She believes that offering experience, understanding and continuity is an approach that leads to Great Diabetes Management.