Kate is an Advanced Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Credentialled Diabetes Educator with more than 20 years experience providing individualised nutrition and diabetes education.
Kate works with individuals with diabetes (particularly type 1 and gestational diabetes), women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and those following or wanting to adopt a plant-based (vegetarian or vegan diet).
To book an appointment to see Kate, please contact her practice, Northside Nutrition & Dietetics on 02 9415 4845 or request an appointment via the NND website.
Whether you are newly-diagnosed or have had diabetes for a while and need an update, Kate will work closely with you and your endocrinologist and/or GP to help you in managing your diabetes. In addition to her professional experience, Kate has personally lived with type 1 diabetes since the age of 10, providing her with a real understanding of the issues faced in the day to day management of diabetes. She can help you with the following:
- Diabetes management education when you are newly-diagnosed
- Dietary management
- Exercise and other lifestyle factors
- Self blood glucose monitoring
- Insulin administration
- Insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM)
POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME (PCOS)
A healthy lifestyle is an essential part of managing PCOS and is recommended as the first step in treatment. Kate has extensive experience and understanding in the dietary and lifestyle management of PCOS. This was the topic of her PhD research, she is author of The Low GI Diet for PCOS, and is a guest lecturer on PCOS at the University of Sydney and a member of the lifestyle Guideline Development Group for the PCOS International Evidence-Based Guidelines. Kate can help you with:
- Understanding the important role lifestyle changes play in the management of PCOS.
- Understanding insulin resistance and its role in PCOS.
- Dietary education and advice.
- Understanding the role of exercise and other lifestyle factors
- Pre-conception and pregnancy nutrition and lifestyle management.
- Reducing the health risks (including risk of diabetes) associated with PCOS.
Kate follows a whole-food plant-based diet herself and is passionate about the benefits of plant-based diets for health, animal welfare and the environment. Whether you are a long-term vegan/vegetarian or new to plant-based eating, and whether for health, ethical or environmental reasons, Kate can help you with:
- Understanding the benefits of eating a whole-food plant-based diet.
- Making the transition to a plant-based diet.
- Ensuring you are meeting your nutritional needs on a plant-based diet.
- Providing meal and recipe ideas.
- Preventing, managing and reversing chronic diseases with a plant-based diet.