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What to expect from your Initial Nutrition Consultation?

Kasey is a qualified (Bachelor of Health Science, Nutrition) Nutritionist who understands that everyone is different and applies this to her food and healthcare advice. In the initial consultation Kasey will go through: Medical History Personal History Goals Measurements – weight, waist circumference, blood pressure General food and lifestyle advice based on your current eating…

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What to expect during a Diabetic Foot Assessment?

Medical History We require the following information: Your medical history Your current medications Diabetic history and control Surgical history Specific lower limb issues Your most recent blood test results including your HbA1c levels self-testing blood glucose levels cholesterol kidney function and blood pressure. Bringing all this information with you to the assessment consultation helps us…

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Diabetes and Carbohydrates – The Basics

Carbohydrate foods play an important role in our diet. They are the best energy source for your body, especially your brain. When carbohydrates are digested, they break down to form glucose in the bloodstream. Insulin takes the glucose out of the blood and puts it into the muscles, liver and other cells in the body…

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Diabetes and Foot Care

ProMed Diabetes Foot Care

  With Diabetes Week 2019 just around the corner we wanted to focus on foot care for those with Diabetes. At ProMed we work with clients living with Diabetes on a daily basis, and we wanted to highlight our key tips to keeping safe. We also focus on some warning signs and risks to be…

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Does Winter Make You SAD?

Winter makes me sad! I feel less motivated, more fatigued and sometimes it even makes me angry – why are you so cold! Where is the sun?! There are many people that are affected by the seasons and in fact it even has a name – Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a type of…

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Foot Love: Five ways you can keep your feet in tip top shape

Too many times, our feet just get neglected. We at ProMed think it’s about time everyone learned how to give their tootsies some real love. Remember, without healthy feet – life would be pretty miserable. Let’s look at five different ways you can keep your feet in tip top shape Look after your nails If…

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Recipe: Maple Roast Pork and Veg!

Treat mum to a delicious roast lunch or dinner this Mother’s Day! Recipe from: www.taste.com.au Ingredients: 2kg easy carve pork leg roast, scored at 1 cm intervals 1/3 cup olive oil 3 tsp. sea salt 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard 1 garlic clove, crushed 250g sweet potato, peeled, cut into large chunks 250g…

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Children’s Feet – One Pair to last a lifetime

Article written by Sarah Youngson, ProMed Podiatrist Being a mother myself I am more aware of the never-ending concern over my child’s development and progress and overall health. As my son has recently been learning to walk, run, jump and climb in the last few months, I have now begun the endless cycle of new…

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Foot Health in Winter – Cracked Heels

Winter is near! Are you looking after your feet this season? It is common during the cooler months for your skin to dry out and can be at high risk of cracking. Cracked heels can not only be painful but for certain people can lead to high risk of infection and other complications. Risk Factors…

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Heel Pain: Things you need to know

Have you ever experienced a piercing, burning pain at the bottom of your foot? If so, it’s possible you could be suffering from plantar fasciitis which is a form of heel pain. Plantar fasciitis is a form of heel pain caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the band of tissue that runs…

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