Dietetics

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Dietitian

Our accredited practising Dietitian (APDs) Renata Basile has qualifications and skills to provide expert nutrition and dietary advice.  Her career spans 16 years, as a private practitioner, lecturer, consulting private and public hospitals. 


Renata may help with the treatment of a wide range of conditions including:


  • Diabetes type 1, 2 and gestational (from cradle to elderly)
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Cancers
  • Gastrointestinal diseases such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 
  • Food allergies
  • Food intolerance’s
  • Eating disorders
  • Weight Loss 
  • Paediatrics


Diabetes Educator

Renata is also a credentialled diabetes educator, member of ADEA, who provides services to clients with Pre-Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes, Type 1 and 2 diabetes, Pediatrics and Adolescences. Around 1.7 million Australians have diabetes. Understanding diabetes and its seriousness is important.


Services provided:


  • Teaching blood glucose level testing 
  • Assist with adjusting hypoglycemic medication with patients' GP and specialists support
  • Insulin injections initiation and stabilisation
  • Collect patient data to monitor health status and productively manage the patient's condition.
  • Problem solving for high and low blood glucose levels
  • Adapting to work, family and social roles of each individual 


Weight Loss

Weight loss medications may be used to assist with weight loss, when lifestyle changes, such as healthy diet and exercise, have not been successful on their own.


  • Education on how weight loss medication works
  • The benefits of using medications
  • Possible side affects
  • Costs 


  • Initiation of prescribed medication (FREE sample may be available for some injectable medications). 
  • Help with potential side affects
  • Diet monitoring
  • Diet planning and follow up
  • Diet counselling support



Dietetics & Care plans

 

Dietitians  are primary care practitioners and you can make an appointment directly without a referral. If you have been diagnosed with a chronic medical condition and require complex care you may be eligible for Chronic Disease Management (CDM) assistance. In this case, the GP  completes a special referral form to refer you to a dietitian for treatment.  


A Care Plan is valid for the stated number of services (sessions) decided by your GP.

If all services are not used during the calendar year in which the patient was referred, the unused services can be used in the next calendar year. 


However, those services will be counted as part of the five rebates for allied health services available to the patient during that calendar year.

Please note that our Dietitian and Diabetes Educator at Allied Osteopathy may apply a fee (with rebate) only on the first consultation of the care plan. Please call for more information. 


Please present:


1 - Current Care Plan Referral by your GP,

2 - Centerlink Card (Pension, Health or Concession)

3 - Medicare card. 

  

Dietitian & Diabetes Educator

Renata Basile

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