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Group Services

T2 and You Diabetes Education Group

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes but still have a lot of unanswered questions, our group education program may be of benefit to you. An initial one-on-one pre-group assessment is conducted with our Diabetes Educator, Dietitian or Exercise Physiologist from which you will decide if the group education series is appropriate for you. If appropriate, it is suggested that you attend all 3 of the core sessions and any additional group education sessions that you feel may be relevant for you.

The fun and interactive group education sessions support adults on their journey with Type 2 diabetes. The three 2 hour core sessions are delivered at weekly intervals in Dubbo and Orange.

  • Session 1: What is Diabetes?
  • Session 2: What Can I Do?
  • Session 3: Why should I bother?

Type 2 and You will be run regularly on Wednesdays at the Marathon Health Clinic Rooms, 106 Talbragar St Dubbo. Up to 12 participants are able to be involved in each session, and participants are welcome to bring along a support person if they would like.

Additional group education sessions are also available. These include;

  • Type 2 and You and your feet
  • Type 2 and You and insulin
  • Type 2 and You on the move
  • Type 2 and You and food - the supermarket tour

Jungle Journey (School Readiness)

Focusing on fine and gross motor skills, the aim of this school readiness program is to help children transition to school with ease. In conjunction with our Allied Health Assistants your child will go on an imaginative journey through the jungle while they gain the skills to move with confidence, control and coordination in both the class room and playground.

Program Outcomes:
  • Personal, social and emotional development: work as part of a group or class, taking turns and sharing fairly, understanding that their needs to be agreed behaviour for groups of people, including adults and children to work together harmoniously.
  • Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy: say and use number names in order and in familiar context. Use everyday words to describe a position.
  • Physical development: move with confidence, control, and coordination including developing ball skills.
  • Fine motor development: hand strengthening and prewriting shapes in preparation for letter formation. Practicing scissor skills.
  • Communication and language: interacting with others, negotiating plans and activities and taking turns in conversation.
  • Creative development: Express their ideas and feelings using a wide range of materials, suitable tools, movement and role play.

BEAT IT Program

The BEAT IT program is an 8 week lifestyle modification program consisting of exercise and general health information, specifically designed for individuals who are living with or at risk of developing Diabetes.

The exercise programs are prescribed by an exercise physiologist at an appropriate level and individualised to each participant where necessary. The BEAT IT program is suitable for people who may be overweight or obese, with or at risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, heart disease, osteoporosis and other lifestyle related chronic health conditions. It is also open to people who are just looking to increase their activity levels and improve their general health in a supportive environment.

The aim of the program is to equip people with the knowledge to make healthy lifestyle choices, and to encourage people to become more physically active in a safe and sustainable way.

Chronic Pain Program

Chronic pain is best treated actively through coping strategies and exercise. Join our Exercise Physiologist in discovering how exercise releases the bodies natural occurring pain relieving medication called endorphins; it can also reduce anxiety and improve ones mental health. Some positive side effects of exercise include:

  • Reduced perceived pain/increases in pain tolerance
  • Lubrication of joints
  • Maintains healthy joints, muscles and bones
  • Muscles are stronger and take longer to fatigue
  • Nervous system relaxes
  • Improves mood and assists with anxiety and depression

Falls Prevention Program

Falls prevention is important as we age as 1 in 3 Australians over 65 fall every year. Falls are the leading cause of injury related death and hospitalisation amongst this group. Risk factor for falls are:

  • Age (over 65)
  • History of falls
  • Poor balance and reaction times
  • Environmental hazards (rugs, uneven footpaths, pets)
  • Muscle weakness
  • Poor eyesight
  • Reduced sensation in upper and lower limbs
  • Limitations in daily activities (transferring, dressing and showering)
  • Medical condition and medication (stroke and Parkinson’s Disease)

If you have one or more of the risk factors above increasing your balance, muscle tone and reaction times through gentle exercise with our Exercise Physiologist will be a great way to help reduce your risk and become more confident in your activities of daily living and maintaining your independence in the years to come.

For further information on the Services provided by the Dubbo Clinic please contact us with the below details:

Ph: 1300 402 585  
dubboclinic@marathonhealth.com.au  
   
   
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