What is Diabetes Management?

Our diabetes management program is a lifestyle modification program facilitated by our Accredited Exercise Physiology team that supports participants to develop lifelong healthy eating and physical activity behaviours.

The program offers:

  • Initial one-on-one health consultation to assess current health status, fitness, measure progress, plan an appropriate exercise program
  • 8 weekly group exercise and group education sessions comprising 1 hour of supervised low to moderate intensity physical activity followed by a 1 hour healthy lifestyle education class.
  • Completion one-on-one consultation on completion of the 8 weeks of classes.

Who can participate?

The program is specifically designed as a prevention program for people who are at risk of developing:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Type 2 diabetes

It is also suitable for people seeking improve their lifestyle and manage:

  • Weight (overweight and obesity)
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease (including high blood pressure or high cholesterol)
  • Metabolic condition

Can Medicare subsidise some of the costs?

  • YES!. Patients with Type 2 diabetes can be referred to the diabetes management program for Type 2 diabetes group services under Medicare.
  • Patients will undertake an individual assessment by an Allied Health Professional such as an Exercise Physiologist or Dietitian, and then participate in 8 group exercise and education classes.
  • To be eligible, patients must have Type 2 Diabetes and a GP Management Plan. These group sessions are in addition to the 5 individual allied health services available under Medicare.
  • Patients with chronic disease risk factors who don’t have diabetes may also be referred to the program.
  • GPs and Practice Nurses are encouraged to speak to our friendly staff for more information.

How do I get involved?

Contact PhysioHealth Corrimal for further information or booking enquiries.