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:
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)
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.