Family Nutrition & Diabetes Services have partnered with a range of professionals to assist the public in the management of diabetes. We are committed to providing access to multidisciplinary services for people living with all types of diabetes and chronic conditions.
Our professional services use current best practice guidelines to provide individualised health care and education to support the person living with diabetes to achieve their health goals.
Southern Diabetes Clinic Services
How to access these services
We are a private billing clinic, you may be able to access rebates through Medicare or Private health insurance.
You can make an appointment directly with our services, or ideally a referral from your General Practitioner to allow access to Medicare rebates.
Call Family Nutrition & Diabetes Services on 1800 960 155 for more information.
Diabetes is a lifelong disease, so it’s important to understand how diabetes can affect your body, whether you are newly diagnosed or have been living with diabetes for some time. A diabetes educator can help you to learn all you need to know about diabetes, treatment and management.
At Family Nutrition Services we will work with you to help you understand and manage your diabetes. We can provide a wide range of information about diabetes and associated complications.
We can also assist to develop a personalised healthy eating plan to suit your lifestyle, your type of diabetes and individual health needs. Our dietitian can teach you about label reading, recipe modification and healthier takeaway food options.
Family Nutrition Services offers a combined service for individuals with type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes which may include all aspects of nutrition and diabetes education.
Diabetes education may consist of:
- Blood glucose monitoring
- Insulin initiation and support
- Diabetes complications
- Relationship between diabetes and other health problems
- Alcohol guidelines, illicit drug use
- Social activities/travel
- Problem solving
- Sick day management
- Hypoglycaemia – causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment
- Pregnancy and pre-pregnancy planning where appropriate
- Exercise guidelines including relationship of food to exercise
- Carbohydrate counting
- Living well with diabetes
The aim of group education for people with type 2 diabetes is to improve knowledge, skills and confidence, enabling you to take increasing control of your own condition and integrate effective self-management into daily life.
In a group situation you may feel more comfortable being supported by people who have the same concerns. Group education gives you an opportunity to share your experiences and frustrations, and hear answers to questions you may not have even considered asking.
To discuss if group education is suitable for you please contact us.
The following three sessions are held over a period of three weeks:
- An introduction to diabetes management – Includes the importance of blood glucose monitoring and interpreting results
- Healthy eating for diabetes & exercise strategies
- Preventing the development of diabetes related complications
Please call to enquire about the next group session dates.