Diana is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with a Bachelor of Science from Monash University and a Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics from Deakin University. With over 25 years of experience, Diana has worked in a variety of settings including community health as well as private practice for the last 8 years.
Diana has special interest in diabetes (including gestational), prevention of diabetes, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, fatty liver and intermittent fasting. Diana can also assist with the following:
- Weight management – overweight , underweight
- Vegetarian and vegan eating
- Pregnancy nutrition
- Gut problems such as irritable bowel, inflammatory bowel disease, constipation and diarrhoea
- Food intolerances such as wheat intolerance, fructose intolerance
- Advice before and after weight loss surgery
- high cholesterol, high triglycerides
- Kidney disease
- Healthy eating after gut surgery
- Loss of appetite, nausea, reflux
Please note, Diana is only seeing adult clients.
Diana takes a practical and realistic approach to nutrition. Food is not just about nutrients and calories. We eat for pleasure, taste, social occasions and many of us have traditions around food. Diana will work with people on realistic and achievable personal health goals. It is not a one-size-fits-all approach and there are no quick fixes either. Diana emphasises the importance of small, gradual changes that eventually lead to long term improved health. Advice is tailored individually taking into consideration age, lifestyle, home/work environment, physical activity, budget, motivation, realistic goals, cooking skills and food knowledge.
Referrals can be made through self-referrals, GPs, Allied Health, or other Medical Specialists. Fees apply. Rebates are available through Medicare with a relevant chronic disease management care plan referral which can be prepared by your GP. Conditions do apply, so discuss this with your GP for further information. Private health insurance rebates are also available depending on the individual level of cover. Contact the centre for more information regarding fees.