Kate works with clients with type 1 and gestational diabetes, PCOS, and those following a vegetarian diet. As a diabetes educator, she can also offer diabetes education to people with newly diagnosed diabetes, or those needing review of their diabetes education and management. Having had type 1 diabetes for more than 25 years, Kate can provide a real understanding of the issues faced in the day to day management of diabetes.
Kate is an Advanced Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Credentialled Diabetes Educator, and the director of Northside Nutrition and Dietetics. Kate graduated with a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Sydney in 1995 and completed a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Management in 1997. She has more recently completed her PhD looking at the effects of Glycemic Index (GI) in the diets of women with PCOS and is co-author of The Low GI Guide to Managing PCOS, The Low GI Vegetarian Cookbook, Low GI Gluten-Free Living and The Bump to Baby Diet.
Kate is the current convenor of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) PCOS and Vegetarian Discussion Groups, chair of the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) Editorial Advisory Group. She is a member of the ADEA/ADS Medical Education Scientific Advisory Council (MESAC) and the Guideline Development Group for International PCOS Evidence-Based Guideline. She a board member of the Australasian Society for Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM) and on the the editorial board for Diabetes Management Journal. She is also the editor of the Australian Diabetes Educator, and writes regularly for a number of publications including Diabetic Living Magazine.
Kate is a recipient of the 2015 ADEA Credentialled Diabetes Educator of the Year for NSW, DAA Young Achievers Award, was a NSW finalist in the 2006 Telstra Business Womens Awards and received the Joan Woodhill Prize for Excellence in Research – Doctorate Award for her PhD study investigating the use of low GI diets in women with PCOS.
Kate specialises in:
- T1 diabetes
- Gestational diabetes
- Vegetarian nutrition