We speak with Denis Walter on radio 3AW about how we started. Listen here.
- 2019 - Featured in Australian Food Innovation Book (FIAL)
- 2019 - Featured in Readers Digest (March)
- 2018 - Telstra Business Award Shortlist
- 2018 - Featured in Diabetes Matters WA, March
- 2017 - 3AW/Momentum Small Business of the Year Winner
- 2017 3AW/Momentum Small Business Winner August
Why we started Diabetes Meals Online/The Diabetes Kitchen
In June 2013 my daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. She was just 19. There was no diabetes in our family and with no idea what diabetes really was so the diagnosis was frightening and left us confused and feeling a bit helpless.
One of the things we found really annoying was having to work out how to change her diet for her long term health. Supermarket shopping became a nightmare - reading every food product label, working out carbs and salts and percentages, and looking for hidden sugars.
During this time we searched high and low for suitable recipes and meals that would help take the stress out of mealtime. There was nothing available. We talked about why this was so difficult and what we could do to help ourselves and others who must be going through the same thing and that's how Diabetes Meals Online/The Diabetes Kitchen began.
We have a fantastic team of Dietitians, Diabetes Educators and Food Technologists who help us ensure we bring you the best meals and snacks possible. Our mission is to make meal time easier for people who are managing all types of diabetes. Enjoy! (Update: Leonie was diagnosed with T2, then T1 in June 2020 - she's going ok!)
MEET OUR ADVISORY BOARD
Natalie Wischer - Credentialled Diabetes Educator.
CEO NADC, RN, BN, RM, CDE, Grad Dip Mgmt, Grad Cert Diab Ed.
Natalie has been working with people with diabetes for over 20 years. Natalie is the CEO for the National Association of Diabetes Centres (NADC).
She shares her knowledge through regular articles in the Diabetes Management Journal & Australian Diabetes Educator publication. Natalie provides consultancy services to the private sector on a number of tele-health and technology initiatives. Natalie also travels the world speaking at and attending diabetes related conferences.
Sherie Sourial - Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Credentialled Diabetes Educator & Health Coach. APD, Grad Cert Diab Ed, CDE,
Sherie is passionate about helping people get healthy. As the owner of www.keepingyouhealthy.com.au
her services include group education, one on one consultations, supermarket tours, cooking classes and telephone consultations.
We're thrilled to have her as our consultant dietitian specialising in diabetes management. Sherie is a delight to work with and helps people design a healthy lifestyle tailored to suit their individual needs.
Janine Nicholls. Bachelor Counselling.
Janine holds a Bachelor of Counselling and having been married to a T1, knows very well the impact that diabetes can have. Along with her experience with all types of diabetes, she has also worked in mental health, dementia and with drug addiction. Janine also works with the Salvation Army on a volunteer basis. Janine manages our telephone counselling service.
Her kind and peaceful personality will put you at ease immediately.