Our healthcare practitioners

Amy Rush APD/CDE

Amy is the recipient of the national Credentialled Diabetes Educator of the Year Award 2018. Her clinic is a judgement-free zone, and she will help your patients feel confident, equipped and empowered to pursue better-managed blood glucose.​​

 

Amy can offer diabetes education and dietetic advice, helping your patient navigate both insulin and food at the same time.

 

Amy is available for the following services:

  • Insulin adjustment

  • Pump and CGM starts

  • Managing a low-carbohydrate approach

  • Carbohydrate counting

  • Bolus strategies for protein and fat

  • Nailing post-meal highs

  • Interpreting CGM and Libre

  • Also available for phone consultations

If you include Amy in your CDMP referral, she can be allocated to either ‘Diabetes Educator’ or ‘Dietitian.’ However, if your patient is claiming through private health insurance, Amy can only be assigned as a Dietitian.

 

To contact Amy directly, please use the following email: amy@type1familycentre.org.au

Inger Wang RN/CDE

Inger uses various technology to make life with diabetes easier and believes that a holistic approach is essential. She strives to understand the individual behind diabetes and believes that diabetes can be self-managed with the right strategies and tools.

 

Inger is available for the following services:

  • General support for type 1 in a non-judgemental environment

  • Insulin pump start

  • Fine-tuning of insulin pumps

  • CGM start and interpretation of CGM data

  • Smart glucometer programming and fine-tuning

  • Flash glucose monitoring and data interpretation

If you include Inger in your CDMP referral, she can be allocated as a ‘Diabetes Educator.’

 

To contact Inger directly, please use the following email: diabetesnstuff@bigpond.com

Ana Mazzardis - MClinPsych, BA(Psych) (Hons), GrDip(Psych), BPharm, ACPA

Registered Psychologist Anastasia Mazzardis, who joins us from Direction Psychology, has experience working with type 1 children, adolescents and their families and adult clients. Anastasia loves helping clients achieve their goals, recognise their strengths, and achieve their best outcomes. 


Using evidence-based treatment and an empathic and friendly approach, Anastasia can assist with the following:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Adjustment disorders

  • Behavioural difficulties

  • Grief and loss

  • Parenting and family support

  • Improving self-esteem

  • Social skills

Anastasia is available to provide psychology support to all clients with type 1 diabetes and their families.

To see Ana, please contact the Family Centre directly, fill out this self-referral form or email Directions Psychology: reception@directionpsychology.com.au

We also recommend your patient starts a Mental Health Care Plan, which if approved, will allow your patient to receive a rebate of $84.80 per psychology session for up to 10 sessions.

HbA1c testing

The Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre also offers fast, fingerprick HbA1c tests for only $10. This allows your patients to get an immediate HbA1c result.

 

Simply contact the Family Centre to book, or book online.

Insulin Pumps and CGM

Patients wanting to start on an insulin pump or CGM don't need to wait, our diabetes educators can get your type 1 patients up and running within 2 weeks of their initial appointment. Our allied health team can further support them with follow up appointments to fine-tune their blood glucose management.

 

Refer your type 1 patients today - click here!

Drive your diabetes program

Do you have type 1 patients aged between 18 and 25 years old? Our Drive Your Diabetes Program has been designed to offer affordable, flexible appointments with our leading diabetes educators. 

For just $100, your patients will receive 4 private diabetes education appointments and two HbA1c blood monitoring tests, over a 12 month period. Your patients can use these appointments to discuss anything type 1 related; whether it’s new tech start-ups or upgrades, nutrition, carb counting, insulin adjustment strategies, lower carb approach, exercise, travelling, eating out, partying etc.

 

Your patients will need a CDMP with 4 appointments allocated to one of our diabetes educators. 

Refer your type 1 patients today - click here!

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Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre

11 Limosa Close, Stirling WA 6021

t + 61 (8) 9446 6446

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Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre

11 Limosa Court, Stirling WA 6021

Phone. +61 (8) 6446 6446

Fax. +61 (8) 9463 1446

Email. hello@type1familycentre.org.au

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