Diabetes Education and Dietetics
 

At the Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre, we offer both diabetes education and dietetic services in person and via telehealth. 

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Amy Rush

Amy developed a special interest in type 1 diabetes when her brother was diagnosed at a young age. She has gone on to become a highly regarded, award-winning Accredited Practising Dietitian and Credentialled Diabetes Educator.  

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Amy can offer both diabetes education and dietetic advice, helping you navigate both insulin and food at the same time. Her clinic is a judgement-free zone, and she will help you feel empowered and confident about food and health choices.  

  

Your diabetes goals and health priorities guide Amy's work, and she will support you with the issues that are important to you. Her clinic is a judgement-free zone!   

 

Meet with Amy about: 

  • ​Insulin adjustment strategies  

  • Pump and Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) starts, upgrades, and support 

  • CGM and flash monitor graph interpretation 

  • Carbohydrate counting made easy  

  • Managing a low-carbohydrate approach and personal dietary preferences 

  • Impact of glycaemic index, protein, and fat on blood glucose 

  • Managing post-meal hyperglycaemia 

  • Diet reviews, meal planning and personalised recipes 

  • Fussy eating 

  • Coeliac disease and other allergies/intolerances 

  • Nutrition for sport and exercise 

  • Weight management  

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Beck Newton

Beck is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, Registered Nurse, and Credentialled Diabetes Educator who has post-graduate qualifications in mental health and health coaching –  a unique combination. This diverse background and scope of training and experience enables her to provide a broad range of support for adults impacted by type 1 diabetes.  

Beck is also known for her warmth and understanding. In her friendly, approachable way, she ensures that you develop a management plan that aligns with your level of knowledge, experience, lifestyle, goals, and personal preferences. Utilising Beck’s capabilities, you can cover both insulin adjustment and nutrition advice within the one consultation!   

 

If you are currently using a pump, or managing multiple daily injections see Beck for  

  • Insulin adjustment strategies: match insulin to your food & lifestyle 

  • Therapeutic carbohydrate management: learn to carb count and find out how carb intake impacts your blood glucose and insulin requirements. Find out more about transitioning to a lower carb approach, if appropriate for your condition 

  • Technical knowledge and practical skills to enhance your effectiveness in managing type 1 

 

Beck’s expertise can also help you deal with eating issues. She can help you manage anxiety about food and body image – and become less focused on the scales. Use this knowledge to enhance your sense of general wellbeing and develop a healthy relationship with food. 

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Fran Leclercq

Fran is a Credentialled Diabetes Educator and Registered Nurse. From 2014, Fran worked at Perth Children's Hospital, which led to her working with patients with type 1.  She now specialises in working with people 16 years old and over, who have type 1 diabetes. 

Fran has a passion for providing evidence based, holistic and accessible care for her patients. She is also known for her dedication to keeping up to date with the latest developments and emerging technologies – even some that are yet to be released to the Australian market.  

 

See Fran for: 

  • Assistance in building your capacity to self-manage type 1 effectively  

  • Upskilling on ways to prevent and manage complications 

  • Guidance through life’s transitions – e.g. newly diagnosed, transitioning out of the paediatric system  

  • Blood glucose optimisation  

  • Bolus calculator set up 

  • Continuous glucose monitors 

  • Insulin pump therapy 

  • Young adults’ consults 

 

Fran is here to help you manage type 1 diabetes using strategies that work best for you. 

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For more information or to make an appointment with Amy, Beck or Fran please call 94466446 or email clinic@type1familycentre.org.au.