type 1 diabetes

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How a Dietitian Can Help with Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is where your body is unable to make insulin as cells in the pancreas have been destroyed. Insulin helps your body use glucose by moving it from the blood into the cells where it can be used or stored. Without insulin, glucose can't move from the bloodstream and builds up leading to short-term and long-term health problems. 

We Can Help With

  • Understanding the connection between type 1 diabetes and food

  • Working with you to create strategies to normalise your blood glucose levels

  • Showing you how to interpret your blood glucose readings and the effect that food has on them

  • Creating a plan to meet your nutritional needs

  • Understanding carbohydrate counting

  • Assisting with body composition changes


Ready to get started?

We offer telehealth online and via phone. We have limited in-person appointments available in our home-based clinic in Pakenham.

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