Chronic Disease

Chronic Disease

Whether you have been diagnosed with a chronic disease or want to prevent future problems our lifestyle modification programs can help you improve your quality of life.

Our experienced health professionals can support you to identify areas in your life that you want to improve and develop achievable steps to accomplish your health goals.

All too often we know what we should be doing: eating a healthy diet and exercising more. But habits can be hard to break. With expert advice and the right support our health team are trained and experienced in helping you change these behaviours.

We work with you to help you to manage your condition and achieve the best possible quality of life.

We have experience with:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Osteo and Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Chronic respiratory disease
  • PCOS – Polycystic ovarian syndrome

Do you have Diabetes?

If you have Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes our health team can help you manage your diabetes through nutrition, exercise and education.
This may be seeing one or more of our health practitioners:

Diabetes Educator Nurse Practitioner - provides education, support and advise on managing medications.

Accredited Practising Dietitian - provides education and guidance on improving your diet to help manage your diabetes.

Accredited Exercise Physiologist - provides education and practical advice on increasing your activity levels and exercise.

Your GP may have recommended you see one of these practitioners or you might be seeking out further support by yourself.
These consultations are one on one and our health professionals can tailor a plan to suit you.

We also have a Group Diabetes Program "Living Well with Diabetes" that your GP might refer you to.
This may be focused on exercise or nutrition depending on where you feel you need most support. The program includes an individual assessment with either our Exercise Physiologist or Dietitian where they will determine the best format for you and eight group sessions. This program is bulk billed through medicare when your GP has set up the referral.

Our Diabetes Nurse Practitioner

Kerry Porter

Kerry has over 18 years experience working in diabetes. She is an endorsed Nurse Practitioner and a credentialled diabetes educator. She has vast experience in both the public and private sector working with children and adults with type 1, type 2, insulin pump therapy and diabetes in pregnancy.

After completing her Masters in Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) Kerry works as a Nurse Practitioner in collaboration with local General Practitioners and Endocrinologists. Kerry is part of the team at True North Wellness where she runs clinics for people living with diabetes.

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