Diabetes Management

Optimise treatment of diabetes with a structured, practical and effective lifestyle 12 week program.

Newcastle

Diabetes Management​

Ethos Health’s Accredited Practising Dietitians and Accredited Exercise Physiologists have helped thousands of people from Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and further afield manage Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes.

 

Read more: What is Diabetes?

 

Type 2 diabetes is typically seen as a progressive condition, with the goal of ‘diabetes management’ being to slow the development of diabetes-related complications.

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The good news is that slowing the rate of decline isn’t the best that can be done. Some people can improve their blood glucose levels (BGL’s) with diet and exercise so that their blood glucose levels return to 'normal' or pre-diabetes levels. Others can maintain their BGLs in a steady state without needing diabetes medications or suffering diabetes-related complications.

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Diabetes Blitz Program

Diabetes Blitz is proven to improve the health of people with type 2 diabetes through practical and effective diet, exercise and education-based interventions. Our evidence-based approach gets results.

Diabetes Blitz represents a simple concept based on the best available evidence for managing type 2 diabetes – we provide three key ingredients:

  • The fundamental knowledge you must have, without fads or health crazes;
  • The skills to apply that knowledge to your lifestyle;
  • The resources that let you reach your full health potential

What does it mean in practice?

Diabetes Blitz involves 7 consultations with our dietitians and exercise physiologists over 12 weeks. Each week you receive:

  • A short learning module: online or in print, according to your preference
  • A meal plan, including shopping list: You can choose to follow the meal plan exactly, tinker with it, or do your own thing, seeking advice from our team as you go

Your seven consultations are all about finding ways to apply that knowledge to your circumstances; all our sessions are 1:1 because we recognise your needs are unique.

The outcome is that people with type 2 diabetes gain control; we’ll support you to lose weight, reduce your medication and improve your quality of life for the long term.

What commitment do I need to make?

Attend seven appointments in (approximately) 12 weeks.

Timeline Learning Module Consultation
Week 0 Introduction and getting started Dietitian
Week 1 Energy balance (weight loss) -
Week 2 Carbohydrates Dietitian
Week 3 Exercise Exercise Physiologist
Week 4 Portion control -
Week 5 Creating a healthy environment -
Week 6 Meal planning Dietitian
Week 7 Resistance & stretching exercises Exercise Physiologist
Week 8 Shopping & nutrition labels -
Week 9 Goals & barriers Dietitian
Week 10 Support -
Week 11 Looking to maintenance -
Week 12 The future: What now? Dietitian

These modules are the building blocks of managing and treating type 2 diabetes. It’s our job to help you understand how each principle affects your diabetes control AND develop practical strategies to apply your newfound knowledge every day.

 

How much does it cost?

  • We charge our regular consultation fees with the weekly modules included at no additional cost.
  • The total cost for 7 consultations is $522 and is paid consult-by-consult. Your first consultations with both the dietitian (Week 0) and the exercise physiologist (Week 3) are longer and thus more expensive, but the fee averages out at approx. $75.00 per visit.
  • Rebates may be available from private health insurance if you have extras cover, and from medicare with a GP referral. Rebates do vary between private funds and but as a guide, expect to get back around 50% of the total cost over the course of the program.

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