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Type 1 Diabetes
Isabel’s specialty at InRange is type 1 diabetes having personally experienced diabetes since she was 10. InRange can help you to better manage your diabetes, better manage your mental health in relation to diabetes, manage your health and fitness goals with diabetes, increase your time in range, improve your Hba1c, assist you with insulin pumps and insulin pump upgrades, help you to prevent low and high blood glucose levels, maximise your health and long term well-being.
Type 1 in Pregnancy
Isabel knows personally the trials in pregnancy with type 1 diabetes and aims to help her clients at InRange to be healthy through pregnancy, manage blood glucose levels within safe limits and to produce a healthy baby. The trials with diabetes in pregnancy are real but the possibly devastating impact of diabetes in pregnancy can be managed and significantly reduced or eradicated. At InRange we strive to help you through pregnancy planning, during pregnancy and through the difficult stage of postpartum with type 1 diabetes to help you be the best mum that you can.
Type 2 Diabetes
At InRange we aim to explain Type 2 Diabetes so that people can understand what is going on with their body and how they can help their body to stay healthy for as long as possible. InRange can help people with Type 2 Diabetes to better understand their condition and can work with them to better manage their condition in a way that they feel comfortable. We can assist with the use of diet and exercise, oral medications, insulin introduction and starts and the use of insulin pumps and glucose monitoring to get you better InRange.
Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy and usually goes away after the baby is born. It is diagnosed when higher than normal blood glucose levels first appear during pregnancy. 5-8% of pregnant women will develop gestational diabetes and this usually occurs around the 24th to 28th week of gestation. InRange can guide you through diabetes management in pregnancy and avoiding the occurrence of complications.
Insulin Pump Starts & Upgrades
InRange can do Insulin Pump starts and upgrades in a way that addresses YOUR specific needs. InRange will work with you prior to your start date to ensure you have all the correct information and are comfortable with your new technological device. and will be contactable via email or phone for troubleshooting in the hours and days following your insulin pump start. Insulin Pump Upgrades can often be done in a matter of 1 hour.
Type 2 Diabetes & Insulin Pumps
InRange can talk to you about the use of insulin pumps in type 2 diabetes and how this might work for you. Grants are now available for clients with Insulin Dependent Type 2 Diabetes from Medtronic Australia. These grants reduce the cost of pump consumables to roughly the same prices paid by people with Type 1 Diabetes who can access the NDSS consumable prices.
At InRange, prevention of diabetes is one of the most important things. It is estimated that over 40,000 people in the ACT region have pre-diabetes. InRange will work with you to develop ways to reduce your risk of developing diabetes. Preventing diabetes is more beneficial to the population as a whole so this should be one of the main focus’ of health care today. Avoiding diabetes can be as simple as implementing healthy change in your diet and lifestyle and InRange can help you work out the changes that need to be made. InRange believes that any small change makes a difference, so start today and you’ll be better off tomorrow!
Remote Diabetes Education
Cant make it to a Diabetes Educator, InRange offers video conferencing appointments via the internet on Skype, or phone appointments for those in remote regional areas.
In Home consultation
InRange will consider home visits for clients in need and for clients who are having certain diabetes assistance attended. Consultation can also be arranged outside of normal business hours. Please do not hesitate to discuss this with InRange if you feel that you would benefit from out of hours visits or home visits at other times.
GP Management Plan
With a GP Management Plan done by your normal General Practitioner you can receive a medicare rebate of $52.95 when you have an appointment with Isabel. With the GP management plan you can allocate 5 visits to an allied health professional or numerous allied health professionals. This means that you could see a diabetes educator 5 times in a year or you could see a dietitian once, a podiatrist once and a diabetes educator three times or any combination thereof. We can spread your allocated visits over the year or you can use these visits and then pay for consultations with Isabel as discussed at your appointments.
It is worthwhile becoming a member of the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS). NDSS provides Commonwealth Government subsidised blood testing strips and free needles and syringes for insulin users. It is an initiative of the Australian Government and is administered by Diabetes Australia. Your CDE or a doctor can register you with the NDSS. Registration with NDSS is free and open to anyone with a valid Medicare card. You can begin to fill out a Registration form at https://www.ndss.com.au/registration. Bring this form with you to see Isabel or your doctor and they can complete this so you can receive your card and get discounts. If you need to start insulin or another injectable diabetes medication then you will need a new form signed and a new card. Ring 1300 136 588 for a replacement card or for further information.