Dietetics | Nutrition

Kylie Alexander

Kylie Alexander

MSc (Nutrition and Dietetics), BSc (Nutrition and Psychology), Grad Cert (Diabetes Education)

 

Kylie is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and a Credentialed Diabetes Educator. Kylie completed a Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Psychology) in 1995, a Master of Science (Nutrition and Dietetics) in 1999, and a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education in 2009. In 2012, Kylie completed the Sports Dietitian Australia, Sports Nutrition Course.

 

Kylie has 18 years experience as a Clinical Dietitian, with over 12 years experience, specialising exclusively in diabetes. She has worked in both Australia and the United Kingdom. Kylie is experienced in carbohydrate counting, as well as looking at other factors impacting on blood glucose levels. Kylie has experience providing nutrition and diabetes management advice for people of all ages, with Type 1, Type 2 diabetes and diabetes in pregnancy. This includes managing people on multiple daily injections, insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring. Kylie is trained in dose adjustment for normal eating (DAFNE) and was the DAFNE lead at Royal North Shore Hospital.

 

In 2016, Kylie was involved in an international obesity trial providing dietary and lifestyle advice to participants.Kylie is passionate about helping people living with all types of diabetes and those at risk of diabetes and other lifestyle conditions, to effectively manage their health, achieve their goals and to live fit and healthy lifestyles.

 

Kylie specialises in: Type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, pre-diabetes, weight management, heart health, healthy eating and nutrition support.

Margaret Artist

B Health Sc (nutrition and dietetics), MPH

 

For the last nine years Margaret has worked on the Central Coast in her own dietetics consulting practice, including other clinics at the Salvation Army’s Dooralong Transformation Centre, the Eleanor Duncan Aboriginal Medical Centre and in several aged care facilities on the coast. 
 
Qualified in Nutrition and Dietetics at Newcastle in 1996, Margaret complemented her studies with her masters degree in public health and worked in that field for ten years on national quality use of medicines programs for consumers, general practice programs for cardiovascular disease, and literature reviews for the National Prescribing Service, the NSW Cancer Council and other health organisations. Additional training and acreditation  in 2011 were undertaken with the Sports Dietitian’s Association of Australia and ISAK (International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry) Level 1 accreditation at the University of Queensland.
 
Eating habits are part of who you are, so strategies such as mindfulness, health coaching, motivational interviewing and the decision-balance model may be used to find a way to bring healthy changes into your diet.
 
Currently her interests are in nutrition therapy for obesity, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, PCOS, gastrointestinal health including food intolerances, coeliac disease, ulcerative colitis, the adverse effects of medications on food intake and wellbeing, osteoporosis, and weight gain.

For bookings please call 02 4314 0400