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You’ll learn how to manage your type 2 diabetes through diet and exercise.
Manage weight loss
A dietitian will support your weight loss goals with a low-calorie diet and a weight management plan.
Meal plans, recipes and meal replacements will help you make positive lifestyle changes to improve your health.
Participate from anywhere
The program is completely online, so you can join from anywhere in Australia.
The program was developed with support from leading researchers from The Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, and Austin Health.
Hear from a program participant
Michael shares his experience with the Medibank Type 2 Diabetes Program. Find out how a tailored meal plan and working with a dietitian helped him make small changes to manage his condition.
Things you should know
While we hope you find this information helpful, please note that it is general in nature. It is not health advice, and is not tailored to meet your individual health needs. You should always consult a trusted health professional before making decisions about your health care. While we have prepared the information carefully, we can’t guarantee that it is accurate, complete or up-to-date. And while we may mention goods or services provided by others, we aren’t specifically endorsing them and can’t accept responsibility for them. For these reasons we are unable to accept responsibility for any loss that may be sustained from acting on this information (subject to applicable consumer guarantees).
* Available to suitable Medibank members aged 18-80 with resident hospital cover that includes diabetes management who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, are above a healthy weight (BMI≥27) and can access a telephone and internet.
1 Lean, M.E.J., Leslie, W.S, Barnes, A.C., Brosnahan, N., Thom, G., McCombie, L. et al. (2017). Primary care-led weight management for remission of type 2 diabetes (DiRECT): an open-label, cluster-randomised trial. The Lancet.
2 Jebb, S.A., Astbury, N.M., Tearne, S., et al (2017). Doctor Referral of Overweight People to a Low-Energy Treatment (DROPLET) in primary care using total diet replacement products: a protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open.
3 Diabetes Australia. Diabetes in Australia.
The resources used in this program have been adapted from Better Knee, Better Me, a program developed in partnership with the University of Melbourne.
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