About Us

Biography

Hi, I’m Vivien Hsu. I’m a Credentialled Diabetes Educator and an Accredited Consultant Pharmacist. I can help you in English or Mandarin or Chinese dialects such as Hakka or Hokkien. 

I work closely with your doctors (GPs and/or specialists) to help you take control of your diabetes management from lifestyle improvement through to oral and/or injectable medications at any stage of your life.

I also do Home Medicine Review to answer your questions and to help you understand and manage your medications better at home. I work closely with your GP who will receive a report from me with suggestions to achieve optimal treatments for your health conditions.

You can access diabetes education consultations and Home Medicine Review services through referrals from your doctors. I currently provide diabetes education service and Home Medicine Review service for several medical centres and pharmacies.


Qualifications

  • Credentialled Diabetes Educator
  • Accredited Consultant Pharmacist
  • Bachelor Degree of Pharmacy
  • Medication Management Review Accreditation
  • Post-graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Management
  • Certificate IV in Weight Management

The Mission

Collaborate with endocrinologists, general practitioners and allied health professionals, to give you the ultimate diabetes care to live well with diabetes!

As a credentialled diabetes educator, I’ll help you to:

  • Understand diabetes and how it affects your health
  • Make lifestyle choices of healthier food choices and physical activity
  • Understand treatment choices and effective and safe use of your medicines
  • Learn to monitor and interpret your blood glucose patterns
  • Recognise and treat high and low blood glucose levels , ie. hyperglycaemia and/or hypoglycaemia
  • Manage your diabetes during illness, ie. Sick Day Management
  • Manage possible complications associated with diabetes
  • Plan for pregnancy for people with Type 1 diabetes
  • Manage diabetes during pregnancy and gestational diabetes
  • Travel planning

As an accredited consultant pharmacist, I conduct Home Medicines Reviews (HMR) to enhance quality use of medicines and reduce adverse medicine events and help you to

  • Understand your medications and their potential adverse effects
  • Ensure the appropriate use of your medications, including complementary medicines
  • Demonstrate correct use of medical devices, such as inhalers and blood pressure monitors
  • Help remove any medicines that are expired or no longer taken
  • Provide advice on lifestyle factor modifications
  • Provide advice on safe storage of medicines