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.’ 


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

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 $87.45 per psychology session for up to 10 sessions.

HbA1c testing

The Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre also offers fast, fingerprick HbA1c tests for only $20. 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.


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