About the service
Our At Risk of Diabetes services offers clients an initial assessment with an Accredited Practising Dietitian.
The assessment may include:
- guidance on how to reduce their risk of diabetes
- advice about healthy eating
- identification of health needs
- development of individual treatment plans and goals
One referral lasts for 12 months and allows access to individual appointments at baseline, 3 months, 6 months and twelve months. At each review the clinician monitors and evaluates client progress and if appropriate, will refer clients to other healthy lifestyle support services.
All clients have the option of joining our free Health and Wellness Program. This is an intensive five-week group education intervention providing tailored advice and encouragement to support healthy eating and exercise behaviours. A multi-disciplinary team of physiotherapists and dietitians will deliver weekly one hour sessions on topics such as protecting your heart, healthy eating, successful weight loss, practical self-management skills and exercise recommendations.
Individual appointments can be organised at our Midland, Mirrabooka, Osborne Park and Joondalup.
To be eligible
Clients need to be aged over 18 and be at risk of developing type 2 diabetes (e.g. diagnosed with impaired fasting glucose, impaired glucose tolerance or polycystic ovarian syndrome).
How much does it cost?
Clients will not be charged a gap fee.
Referrals are accepted from GPs and other health care professionals. Referral forms can be downloaded in PDF or Best Practice format here.
We request that referrals be accompanied by a Referral form for Individual Allied Health Services under Medicare for patients with a chronic medical condition and complex care needs for eligible clients if there is a GP Management Plan and Team Care Arrangement in place.