My specialist dietetic clinical expertise is weight loss, diabetes (both Type 1 and Type 2), pre-diabetes and digestive diseases (IBS, including Low FODMAP diets; Coeliac Disease). I am an experienced dietitian and nutritionist sharing my work between the NHS Hospital working as a Diabetes Specialist Dietitian and my private practice. Over the years I have worked in the various areas of dietetics and have been part of the research team at the leading UK Hospital.
I am registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), I am a member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA), Diabetes UK and Freelance Dietitians Group.
I graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a Bachelors of Science degree (BSc 1st class hons) in Nutrition, Exercise and Health. I then spent most of my professional training in Dietetics at Leeds Metropolitan University where obtained a Post Graduate Diploma (PG Dip) and Masters degree (MSc distinction) in Dietetics and Nutrition.
I appreciate the difficulty my clients face when trying to make permanent lifestyle and dietary changes therefore I have completed additional training in behavioral sciences: I am an accredited Neuro-Linguistic Programming practitioner, a trained hypnotherapist and have extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
I am a caring and non-judgmental practitioner and support my clients on each step of their treatment journey.
MY SPECIALIST CLINICAL DIETETIC EXPERTISE:
Weight management – I will not provide you with another fad diet, but a clinically proven sustained individually tailored LIFESTYLE CHANGE programme. I will help you establish a HEALTHY relationship with food and eating, develop your own tailor-made EATING PLAN, set your own sustainable WEIGHT LOSS GOALS, motivate and support you into making a LASTING CHANGE, help you to feel IN CONTROL of your weight, help you to think POSITIVELY, offer on-going SUPPORT.
Obesity management is my areas of research where I have developed successful weight loss/ lifestyle change programmes, which has helped my patients to lose weight and keep it off. I also have several publications in the peer reviewed scientific journals under my name in this area.
Type 2 diabetes management –diet/lifestyle plan that may reduce your risks of diabetes complications, carbohydrate awareness, structured blood glucose monitoring, weight loss, insulin dose adjustment, explanation of the mode of action of different diabetes medications, interpretation of the blood test results (e.g. HbA1c, blood cholesterol, thyroid functions, liver functions, kidney functions).
If you would like to improve your diabetes control and understand your condition better, I would be happy to help. For many years I have been working in the field of diabetes as part of the multidisciplinary team of Doctors, Consultants and Nurses.
Pre-Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes Prevention – I have worked in research at the leading UK Hospital developing and running the programme that has helped hundreds of patients to prevent this devastating condition. The programme has been published in several pier-reviewed journals.
If you would like to get a tailor-made dietary advice and more detailed information about how to assess your risk and how to reduce the risks of developing type 2 diabetes, I look forward to hearing from you.
Type 1 Diabetes management – “flexible eating”: carbohydrate counting and insulin dose adjustment; insulin pumps; blood glucose targets and monitoring, including continuous blood glucose sensors; insulin adjustment during the sickness; hypo and hyper-glycaemia treatment.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – if your doctor has diagnosed you with IBS, I can work with you to help you to identify the triggers of your IBS symptoms. We will work together to keep your diet nutritionally balanced while limiting the unpleasant symptoms as much as possible. As you gain a greater understanding of your condition, its likely triggers, and what you can do to manage things, you’ll start to feel more in control again. I am also a certified by King’s Collage London as a FODMAP diets dietitian (a new approach to help people suffering from IBS, which has over 70% success rate.
Coeliac diseases – If your doctor has diagnosed you with coeliac disease, I can help you to follow a gluten-free diet. I will also help you to achieve healthy balanced diet sufficient in vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre and help you to interpret your blood test results.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), insulin resistance
Diet to lower blood cholesterol and blood pressure
MY PRIVATE PRACTICE
My private practice is based at the
Lower Ground Floor,
1 Elms Avenue
Poole, BH14 8EE.
Telephone to book appointment: 01202 72 50 90
For more details, please visit my website at www.acediets.com
I am recognised by and registered with the major insurance companies:
AXA PPP Healthcare