I am an Advanced Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Credentialled Diabetes Educator with more than 20 years experience providing individualised nutrition and diabetes education.

I work 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. I am based in Chatswood in Sydney, but also offer consultations via telephone or videoconference.

To book an appointment, please contact my practice, Northside Nutrition & Dietetics on 02 9415 4845 or request an appointment via the NND website.

Nutrition consultations
Diabetes Education

DIABETES EDUCATION

Whether you are newly-diagnosed or have had diabetes for a while and need an update, I will work closely with you and your endocrinologist and/or GP to help you in managing your diabetes. In addition to my  professional experience, I have personally lived with type 1 diabetes since the age of 10, providing me with a real understanding of the issues faced in the day to day management of diabetes. I can help you with the following:

  • Diabetes management education when you are newly-diagnosed
  • Dietary management of diabetes
  • 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.  I have extensive experience and understanding of the dietary and lifestyle management of PCOS. This was the topic of my PhD research, I am author of The Low GI Diet for PCOS, 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.  If you have PCOS, I 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 for PCOS.
  • 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.
PCOS diet
Plant based diet

PLANT-BASED EATING

I follow a whole-food plant-based diet myself and am passionate about the benefits of plant-based diets for health, animal welfare and the planet. Whether you are a long-term vegan/vegetarian or new to plant-based eating, and whether for health, ethical or environmental reasons, I 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.
  • Plant-based eating during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Advice on raising children on a plant-based diet.

 

 

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Appointments are available at my office Chatswood, Sydney, or by telephone or videoconference. 

Current appointment days and times are:

Wednesday: 7:30am to 5:00pm (Chatswood office)

Thursday: 7:00am to 11.30am (Telephone or videoconference)

Saturday: 7:30am to 4:00pm (Chatswood office)

To book an appointment, please call my receptionist on 9415 4845 or send a message via my contact page.

 

Please note that I am currently only seeing new clients with type 1 diabetes, gestational diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and those wanting advice on plant-based nutrition (vegetarian or vegan diets).  If you are seeking help for other reasons I recommend my colleagues at Northside Nutrition and Dietetics (Marie Ward and Victoria Silvestro), who have expertise in other areas of nutrition.

 

 

PCOS diet