Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes Management Class

Do you have Type 2 Diabetes or know someone who has it?

Type 2 diabetes develops over a long period of time (years). During this period of time insulin resistance starts, this is where the insulin is increasingly ineffective at managing the blood glucose levels. As a result of this insulin resistance, the pancreas responds by producing greater and greater amounts of insulin, to try and achieve some degree of management of the blood glucose levels (Diabetes Australia, 2018).

What are some symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes?

  • Being excessively thirsty

  • Passing more urine

  • Feeling tired and lethargic

  • Always feeling hungry

  • Having cuts that heal slowly

  • Itching, skin infections

  • Blurred vision

  • Gradually putting on weight

  • Mood swings

  • Headaches

  • Feeling dizzy

  • Leg cramps

Evidence shows that healthy eating and exercise can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes (Diabetes Australia, 2018).

At Complete Rehab, we have started a Type 2 Diabetes Management class that is completely free! Get education from our Dietitian about healthy eating and advice from our Exercise Physiologist for an active lifestyle.

How to become eligible for this class?

1. Diagnosed with T2DM

2. Receive and Accepted referral from your GP. The management plan of MBS 721 or 732

3. Book in an initial one-on-one assessment. This will allow the team to identify your individual goal and needs.

What: 8 Group sessions/classes 

Where: 328 Oxley Av, Margate in the Margate Studio Hub 

What: 4x Exercise Physiologist and x4 Dietitian sessions that last upto 60-minutes.  Includes initial and final individual assessment.

When: Starting November 5 (Monday) and every Monday in November.

Who: Exercise Physiologist, Heidi.  Dietitian, Rachel

Call Our Reception Today to book a free initial assessment and to join our class!


Reference:

Diabetes Australia. (2018). β€œType 2 Diabetes”. Retrieved from https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/type-2-diabetes


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Occupational Therapy Week

Happy Occupational Therapy Week!

What exactly does an Occupational Therapist do?


This is a question that we often get asked at Complete Rehab.

Occupational Therapists improve the general functionality of people’s lives. Working with individuals who have conditions that are mentally, physically, developmentally, socially or emotionally disabling, their goal to help patients develop, recover, improve, as well as maintain the skills needed for daily living and working.

This week we will be focusing on all things OT and how they improve the every day lives of so many people.

DID YOU KNOW?

An Occupational Therapist can help modify your home to increase your independence and safety! This could include:

-       Grab rails

-       Ramps

-       Stair rails

-       Bathroom modifications

-       Kitchen modifications

-       Chair lifts

-       Light switches and home control systems

 If you think you would benefit from any of these or would like to know more, please contact us today to find out about an Occupational Therapy Home Assessment #OTweek

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Foot Health Week

Foot Health Week

Do you....

> Have painful feet?
> Experience leg pain?
> Have painful knees?
> Experience sore hips?
> Find walking or standing uncomfortable?
> Experience leg or foot pain during sport?
> Need advice on correct footwear?

If You Answered Yes to any of these questions you need to see a Podiatrist!

Our feet are a very important part of our body and often we don't notice this until something goes wrong. Our foot Health is commonly overlooked and dismissed when treatments and services are readily available to help.

The Australian Podiatry Association has launched a campaign "Pods get you...moving, pain-free and living a fuller life". We are very happy to accompany this campaign and promote FREE Foot Pain Assessments for Foot Health Week.

Foot pain can be severely debilitating and reduce our quality of life. It can effect anyone of any age. Some causes of foot pain include Plantar Fasciitis, Neuromas, Bursitis, growing pains, callouses, thickened nails, ingrowing toe nails and many more! Impaired nerve and blood supply can also be a factor for foot pain.

Our Podiatrist, Rebecca Snowden is extremely passionate about providing foot health education and care. If you have any concerns about foot pain, get in contact with one of our friendly staff to make an appointment for you FREE foot pain assessment.

*Free Foot Pain Assessment is only valid from 15th October-21st October 2018

*We Bulk Bill Podiatry- if you are interested in this call our reception today!


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