Diabetes

DIABETES

Diabetes is one of the fastest growing chronic conditions in the world. In Australia, 280 people develop diabetes every day, that’s one person every five minutes! The statistics are alarming, but the good news is that diabetes can be effectively managed with a healthy diet and lifestyle.

At SDC, we offer a one-stop shop service for your diabetes management. Charlyn has a wealth of experience in helping people with diabetes manage their condition effectively. Being dual qualified as a Credentialled Diabetes Educator and Accredited Practising Dietitian, she is is an unique position to provide specialist nutrition advice and manage your overall diabetes care. Charlyn will work closely with your GP and/or endocrinologist to help you gain control of your diabetes.

We provide education and support to people diagnosed with: Diabetes educator.

  • Gestational diabetes
  • Insulin resistance
  • Impaired glucose tolerance (pre-diabetes)
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA)
  • Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY)

Whether you are just diagnosed with diabetes or have had diabetes for years, it is highly beneficial to see a dietitian or diabetes educator to optimise your diabetes control. It is also an opportunity to stay up-to-date with the latest research. Diabetes Educator.

How We Can Help You

  • Education on diabetes and how it impacts on your lifestyle
  • Help you understand your diabetes management and medication options
  • Offer advice on healthy eating to manage your blood glucose levels
  • Advice on recipe modification, label reading and eating out
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Carbohydrate counting
  • Impact of exercise on diabetes management
  • Blood glucose monitoring and meter setup
  • Insulin initiation and review
  • Living well with diabetes

When it comes to food, we believe that there shouldn’t be a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Your diet should be tailored to your unique situation and taste preferences. If you are on insulin, we will teach you how to match your insulin regime to what you eat, rather than having to eat around your insulin dosing. Having diabetes does not mean that you have to miss out on eating out or social activities, you can still enjoy meals with your friends and family. Don’t let diabetes stop you from living a normal life.

Let us help you take control of diabetes