We help people living with diabetes including Type I Diabetes (mainly found in children), teenagers and adults with insulin resistance, those diagnosed with Type II Diabetes, women with gestational Diabetes through pregnancy or individuals who are wanting to reduce their risk of developing diabetes through food and healthy lifestyles.
If you identify with any of the above diabetes conditions it is important that you have a solid understanding of what diabetes is, how it affects your body, your long term health and how food plays such an important role in all of this. We make it easy for you to understand so you can make informed decisions when it comes to choosing the foods you eat and managing your sugar/medication/insulin levels.
We offer individual and group consultations to suit your needs
Our individual consultations can be made at any of our locations where you will receive one-on-one individual sessions with an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD). Our Dietitian Emily Levick has undertaken the necessary educational training to become an Accredited Diabetes Educator and is accumulating her hours specifically related to this to achieve full credentials. She is able to tailor each session to your specific needs and work with you to set a treatment plan that is both realistic and achievable.
(If your GP has competed a Medicare form (otherwise referred to as the Chronic Disease Management Program or Team Care Arrangement) you may be eligible to receive rebates of up to 5 individual allied health services, please speak with your GP for details.)
Our group package is exclusively available at our Ourimbah, we have create a unique program that is designed to assist you in reducing your HbA1c, fasting blood glucose, body weight, systolic blood pressure, improve diabetes knowledge and reduce need for diabetes medication. The group is suitable for those with Type II Diabetes or Insulin Resistance and want to learn how to better manage your diabetes, or would like review information learnt from previous education or simply to update your knowledge. Research has shown that participating in regular education sessions can help to take control of your diabetes and make positive changes to your health and lifestyle such as exercise, diet, blood glucose monitoring and compliance with medications.
(If your GP has completed an Allied Health Group Diabetes Services referral you are entitled to rebates for an individual assessment and 8 hrs of small group education each calendar year, check with your GP to see if you are eligible).
Frequency of groups will depend on available participant numbers at any one time.