Hospitals & Services
A Dietitian is a registered health professional who meets standards of professionalism required by the NZ Dietitians Board under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act HPCA Act (2003). A Dietitian has an undergraduate science degree in human nutrition, as well as a post-graduate diploma in Dietetics.
They are trained in the science of nutrition and diet therapy, qualified to work in areas that require nutritional assessment & counselling. Dietitians use effective nutritional management strategies, based upon current scientific evidence, to help individuals or groups to improve their health. (Ref dietitians NZ).
One to one individual appointments; Healthy eating, carbohydrate counting, weight reduction, label reading, gluten free diet, nutrition and managing insulin, nutrition and wound healing, improving heart health.
Group sessions in conjunction with other members of the multidisciplinary team.
Discuss with your GP or practice nurse whether it would be appropriate for you to be referred to the Diabetes Centre for specialist Dietetic advice regarding your diabetes.
Self referrals can also be accepted for our newly diagnosed type two diabetes workshop. Contact, ph: 364 0860 for more details.