Diabetes Health Melbourne

When a person is diagnosed with diabetes they might be given an overwhelming amount of advice from family friends and collegues. Getting the right information helps you to understand and manage the condition. Making an appointment with a Diabetes Educator is an important step in the right direction. Book an appointment…

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Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune condition in which the immune system is activated to destroy the cells in the pancreas which produce insulin. It is managed with insulin injections several times a day or by the use of an insulin pump. Lifestyle choices you make are important as they…

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Type 2 Diabetes is the result of the pancreas not producing enough insulin and/or the insulin does not work effectively (known as insulin resistance). Insulin is the hormone  produced to allow the body to use carbohydrate for energy. This type  of diabetes is the most common and accounts for 85–90…

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Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is a condition which occurs when the pregnant woman’s body is unable to cope sufficiently with the increased level of hormones from the placenta. These hormones stop the mother’s insulin from working properly. This is called insulin resistance. Once the baby is born things return to…

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Under the Australian Medicare system you may be entitled to a rebate for this Diabetes Educator service.  A CDE such as Catherine has a provider number allowing a person with a Chronic Disease Management (CDM) referral from their GP to obtain a rebate for her services. Medicare reimburses $52.95 of…

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It is worthwhile becoming a member of the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS). NDSS provides Commonwealth Government subsidised blood testing strips and free needles and syringes for insulin. It is an initiative of the Australian Government and is administered by Diabetes Australia. NDSS provide an information package and membership card…

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Regular monitoring of Blood Glucose Levels  can assist your understanding of how exercise, food and medication affects your body when you have diabetes. There are a wide variety of blood glucose meters available. Catherine can help you find the one most suitable and teach you the steps you need to…

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To make an appointment email catherine@diabeteshealthmelbourne.com or phone 8060 9372 and leave a message. You can also use the contact form. People with diabetes, pre diabetes or their friends/family can make an appointment to be seen in rooms at various GP practices in and around Carlton, Clifton Hill, Prahran or…

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