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“Most of the patients we’ve referred to Get Healthy have found it very beneficial and have often lost weight.”

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It's no secret that good eating habits and regular exercise play an important role in helping people enjoy a healthy lifestyle. However, during pregnancy and after a child is born, the pressure to eat healthily, exercise and maintain a healthy weight can be challenging.

Nurse practitioner Susan Sierp deals with those challenges every week. Susan’s clinic provides a vital service for new mothers who have experienced complications in pregnancy. This includes assessing and educating patients with the aim of reducing the risk of premature heart disease. 

Susan has referred many of her patients to the free Get Healthy service. Many have experienced gestational diabetes during their pregnancies and remain at increased risk of further diabetes later in life. The Get Healthy service offers the support and advice they need, at the time they need it most.

“It's evidence based, and it follows the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating …. that is very important. We need to make sure patients are getting the correct information.”

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For various reasons, Susan sees plenty of women slip back into their pre-pregnancy eating patterns. These patterns may not be particularly unhealthy, but often include too many processed foods, or don’t include enough fruit and vegetables. Because the impacts of a poor diet may not be immediately urgent, it can be difficult to arrange a dietitian review through the public health system.

“It’s complicated – in the public health system, pregnant women referred to a dietitian would be quite low on the list, because they're dealing with more urgent issues such as metabolic disorders - the system is set up for people who are quite sick.”

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Accessibility is one of the key benefits of Get Healthy. The regular phone calls that participants have with their Get Healthy coach can help them stay aware of what they’re eating and help them maintain a good, healthy diet.

Susan is passionate about helping women maintain good health throughout and post-pregnancy. She has referred multiple patients to the Get Healthy service, and is confident that her patients are getting the advice and support they need.

“It’s important that they’re getting the correct information, and that they’re getting that support.”

 

The Get Healthy service offers tailored Get Healthy in Pregnancy and Type 2 Diabetes Prevention programs. Refer your patients today.

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    Michael

    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "My Get Healthy appointments are like a call from my conscience, asking me what I have been doing and suggesting ways for me to improve my health"

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    Joanne

    • 53 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "Joanne didn't really know what a healthy diet was until she joined Get Healthy"

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    Fadzai

    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "Now, I’m much more active – I have more energy and I’m really eating so much better. I can play with my kids without getting tired."

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    Laurel

    • 50 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "One thing my health coach taught me was about calories, I am now very mindful of calories as well as 5 servings of fruit and vegetables... it's been a great learning experience."

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    Michael

    • 38 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "Michael's Get Healthy coach helped him to find ways to include more exercise in his daily life."

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    Jen & Joy

    • Get Healthy Graduates

    "Joy and Jen know that participating in Get Healthy together made it more fun for them and would recommend it to others. They are confident that they can maintain their new healthy lifestyles but know that they get more help from Get Healthy again if they need."

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    Parminder

    • 33 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "It was very hard to start but once you do it's too easy and now it's become part of my everyday life."

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    Ian

    • 58 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "I have gone from being an overweight guy who didn't exercise, to now where I consider myself very fit, very healthy. This has turned my life around!"

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    Naser

    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "Regular conversations with his Get Healthy coach were key to increasing Naser's motivation to make changes to his diet to improve his health."

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    Wendy

    • 41 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    ""We do a lot more as a family now, especially with the kids... I am not embarrassed to get into a swimming costume, I feel more comfortable""

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    Roger

    • 56 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "It was very good having that person, it gave you some motivation and justification because if I hadn't done the right thing I was honest and told her, she didn't judge."

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    Elizabeth

    • 63 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "My husband eats a lot better, not a lot of junk, but if he indulges I can say no and not let it worry me which makes me feel better in myself."

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