The Too Deadly for Diabetes program will be running a program at Marrin Weejali (Jersey Road, Emerton), commencing October 10, 2019.
The program aims to promote healthy eating, exercise and weight loss to the community as well as reduce the HbA1C in those with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Most people lose 12-17kg over the 10 week and many will see a reduction in medications.
Here is a video that shows some results from our remote program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5z-5t0KWKA&t=7s
Each program lasts for 10 weeks and during that time the participants will receive meal plans, an exercise program, education and motivation.
Ray will visit Marrin Weejali during the program and provide online/text message information as well as providing plans to those who don’t have internet/phone access.
We are looking for more participants so please forward this on to anyone you feel could benefit from this program. To qualify, they must be Aboriginal and have type 2 diabetes. There are a couple of steps you need to take to be part of the program:
- Register at MarrinWeejali or confirm interest with Ray Kelly (0447 972 172)
- Receiving a clearance from their GP, along with their HbA1c.
- Attend the launch day on October 10.
• Registrations will be checked
• Initial obs taken- e.g weight, BSL, HbA1C (according to needs)
• Meal plans and exercise plans discussed
• Education on client safety including –hypo management
There will then be a weekly Progress and Support day each week. These are not compulsory but forwarding your weight each week is.
The outcomes of the ‘Too Deadly for Diabetes’ program is being researched at the University of Technology, Sydney by Doctor Tamara Power. If you agree, the outcomes of your progress will be given to the researchers at the University of Technology, Sydney, who will combine your information with that of other participants to work out if the program has been successful. The results of your participation in the study will not be made available to others and you will not be identified in the final information released about the outcomes of the program.
This project has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee of the University of Technology, Sydney, as well as AH&MRC