Brisbane based dietician, Jocelyn Hunter Clarke
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Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic condition in which there is too much glucose (sugar) in the blood.  Achieving and maintaining good control of your diabetes will keep you healthy now and into the future. Keeping your blood glucose near the normal range (between 4 and 8 mmol/L) helps prevent complications of diabetes such as eye disease, heart attacks, kidney disease and circulation problems.

How is diabetes managed?

A lifelong condition such as diabetes is best managed by a team of health professionals including doctor, podiatrist, diabetes educator and dietitian.

Whether you take tablets, insulin or no medication at all, healthy eating, regular exercise and weight control are the key elements to managing diabetes and avoiding long term complications. So it is important to seek advice from a dietitian as soon as possible after being diagnosed with diabetes. Jocelyn Hunter Clarke, an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist, can help you to manage your diabetes successfully.

Jocelyn can provide you with

  • Individual diet and lifestyle plan
  • Information on
  • Healthy food choice
  • How to use the GI of foods to help control blood glucose
  • Healthy shopping hints & guides
  • Healthy fats for heart health and controlling cholesterol
  • Reading food labels
  • Best choices for takeaway & eating out
  • Long term weight control

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What about my weight problem?

Many people with Type 2 diabetes have excess body fat, especially around the waist.  For these individuals, losing even a small amount of weight will help reduce blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol.

There are many ways to achieve short term weight loss but these methods usually don’t last and continual cycles of dieting, weight loss and weight gain are not good for your health or your diabetes. This ‘yo yo’ dieting  is also likely to cause you to gain more weight in the long run because it may affect your metabolism.

For long term success the answer is to make sustainable changes to your lifestyle. Healthy lifestyle habits mean long term blood glucose control and weight control. The Nutrition Solutions to Weight Control program is run by Jocelyn Hunter Clarke (Accredited Practising Dietitian & Accredited Nutritionist) and is suitable for people with diabetes. Learn how to manage your diabetes and lose weight at the same time.

Useful links

http://www.daq.org.au/

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Nutrition Solutions PO Box 3197 Yeronga 4104     Call us 0419 673 797    Fax us 07 3892 6272
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