The Healthy Lifestyle Program is available for patients with either Type 2 Diabetes, pre-diabetes (IGT / IFG) or
multiple risk factors for Coronary Heart Disease. It includes an initial
assessment of patients and a group education / exercise program, all provided free to
patients. The program encourages continued liaison with GP's to maintain good progress.
What is a Lifestyle Modification Program?
The program includes free access for patients to appropriate members of the allied
health team. Patients referred to the program will be assessed, educated and
supported by an:
- Accredited Practicing Dietitian
- Diabetes Educator
- Exercise Physiologist
The program targets people with any of the following:
- Type 2 Diabetes diagnosed ≤ 5 years
- Type 2 Diabetes with microalbuminuria
- Multiple risk factors for CHD
- IFG and IGT
The program is provided free by Canning Division and includes an initial health assessment
of the patient to determine which services / programs maybe required. If
suitable, patients are then referred into an 8 week group education / exercise
program to provide structured education on lifestyle changes and chronic disease
management as well as an exercise program.
In addition patients are provided with additional ongoing support and guidance through a referral pathway initiated by
the healthy lifestyle team.
- Initial assessment
- Access to group exercise / education program
- Individual follow up
- Guidance on access to other appropriate services
Practical support to GP practices including assistance to develop GPMP and TCA
for patients when appropriate. Program officers will also support practices in ongoing
chronic disease management and use of recall system.
- GPMP and TCA are completed for you to review with the patients and claim
- Progress reports to GP's
- Patient referral to other services where identified as necessary
for ongoing support and education
One simple referral gains your patient access to essential allied health workers
with the added benefit of a combined exercise and education program to achieve
To refer a patient simply complete a referral form or a referral for Insulin Therapy and fax to (08) 9458 8733 or
for an electronic template suitable for medical director,
download the template
and fax to (08) 9458 8733