NDIS and Dietetics: Supporting Other Medical Conditions
By addressing specific comorbidities and promoting optimal nutrition. Dietitians can play a significant role in managing the following conditions:
- Diabetes Management:
- If you have diabetes, our dietitians can develop a personalised meal plan to help stabilise your blood sugar levels, manage insulin requirements, and reduce the risk of complications.
- Cardiovascular Health:
- Diet plays a vital role in managing conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease.
- Our dietitians can help you make heart-healthy choices, including reducing sodium and saturated fat intake, promoting a balanced diet, and managing weight.
- Gastrointestinal Disorders:
- Individuals with disabilities may experience gastrointestinal issues such as constipation, diarrhoea, or malabsorption.
- Our dietitians can develop tailored nutrition plans that alleviate symptoms, promote gut health, and ensure adequate nutrient absorption.
- Nutritional Deficiencies:
- Disabilities may affect an individual's ability to obtain proper nutrition, leading to deficiencies in essential vitamins, minerals, or macronutrients.
- Our dietitians can identify and address these deficiencies through dietary modifications and, if necessary, recommend appropriate supplements.
- Weight Management:
- Maintaining a healthy weight is crucial for overall well-being and can be challenging for individuals with disabilities.
- Our dietitians can provide guidance and support in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, which can reduce the risk of comorbidities, improve mobility, and enhance overall quality of life.