What diabetes dietitians help with:
Your Specialist Diabetes Dietitian can help you to manage diabetes, for example to improve blood glucose levels. They can help you to achieve a healthy diet and lifestyle in the best way for you and your diabetes. Managing your diabetes is very important to lower the risk of health complications later.
Diabetes is a condition where the amount of glucose in your blood is too high. In Type 2 diabetes this happens because your pancreas doesn’t produce enough of the hormone insulin (that helps glucose enter body cells to be used) and/or the insulin that is produced does not work correctly (insulin resistance).
If you have type 2 diabetes, seeking nutrition and lifestyle support is one of a number of things you could do to help you manage your blood glucose and reduce your risk of developing health complications.
For some people with type 2 diabetes remission may be possible. If you have overweight or obesity, and it is safe to do so, achieving a weight loss of approximately 15kg (33lbs), as soon as possible after diagnosis, has been shown to put type 2 diabetes into remission. This does not mean you are ‘cured’ but it may mean that you will need fewer or no medications for diabetes. Weight loss has also been shown to reduce the risks of cardiovascular heart disease.
Speak to our registered dietitian to discuss the options and find out if this may be suitable for you.