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The Type 2 Diabetes Healthy Weight for Life Program is a specialised step by step chronic disease management program designed to maximise your overall health, vitality and quality of life by helping you Eat Better, Move Better and most importantly Be Better.

The ultimate aim of good diabetes management is to normalise your blood glucose levels to help avoid serious medical complications. Healthy eating, weight loss for those that are overweight, physical activity as well as education, structure and  support are paramount to this management.

The program is run by Prima Health Solutions (PRIMA) for and on behalf of participating funds. It is free only for eligible members of the participating health funds.

 

Why take action today?

According to the World Health Organisation, a weight loss of up to 10%, for people carrying extra weight, improves blood glucose control, reduces both blood pressure and cholesterol levels, improves lung function and breathlessness, reduces the frequency of sleep apnoea, improves sleep quality, and reduces daytime drowsiness. And can also alleviate osteoarthritis, back and joint pain. (1)

 

Participating health funds - no  cost to eligible members 

ACA Health Benefits Fund
Defence Health
Doctors' Health Fund
Emergency Services Health
GMHBA
Health Care Insurance
Health Partners
health.com.au

HCF
HIF
Navy Health
Onemedifund
Peoplecare Health
Phoenix Health Fund
Police Health
Queensland Country Health Fund
RBHS
RT Health Fund
Teachers Health Fund ††
Transport Health
TUH †
UniHealth Insurance††
HCF health insurance
 
     

Participating health funds may change from time to time. Health fund specific clinical, hospital policy, waiting periods and minimum age criteria may apply. Please contact the Healthy Weight for Life Team on 1800 226 180 for further details.

†  Program eligibility criteria may change from time to time.12 months top hospital and 6 months extras policy, waiting periods and minimum age criteria may also apply. Please call TUH on 1300 360 701 to find out more.

†† Additional eligibility criteria apply for members of Teachers Health and UniHealth. All applications need to be processed and approved by Teachers Healthcare Services. To find out more - call Teachers Healthcare Services on 1300 728 578.

 

How will the program help me?

The Type 2 Diabetes Healthy Weight for Life program has been designed to be consistent with the Australian Diabetes Society guiding principles and stepped care approach to weight management.(2)

The structured approach of the Program coordinates the cornerstones of good diabetes management - improved nutrition, weight management, increased activity, guidance and support to help maximise your overall health, vitality and quality of life.

The step by step program consists of 3 structured phases, run over 18 weeks and includes:

  • Weight loss and better nutrition – improves metabolism, energy levels and other health markers.
  • Regular physical activity – improves fitness and assists with weight loss and general wellbeing.
  • Education – helps build understanding of the issues and strategies.
  • Monitoring and engagement strategies – helps instil accountability and boosts motivation.

For further information, please review the Program Overview, or download a brochure here

 

Am I eligible?

The program is available free to members of participating health funds who meet the criteria below.

Other health fund specific criteria may apply.

 

How do I join?

Option 1

Click on the Enrol to Participate button and follow the prompts. You will be emailed a form that you should print and take along to your GP for discussion.

Option 2

Call the Healthy Weight For Life Team on 1800 226 180 (free call) and we will send you a complete reply paid registration pack.

 

References and footnotes

  1. WHO Consultation on Obesity (1999: Geneva, Switzerland) Obesity: preventing and managin the global epidemic: report of a WHO consultation. (WHO technical report series; 894).
    (Review document here)
  2. Australian Obesity Management Algorithm, October 2016
    (Review position statement here

 

 

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Additional Help, Information, Support

For additional help, information or support please don't hesitate to contact the Healthy Weight For Life team at any time on

Phone: 1800 226 180 (free call)
Email:  hwfl@hwfl.com.au
Web:   http://diabetes.hwfl.com.au

Complaints or Concerns

The Type 2 Diabetes Healthy Weight For Life program is run by Prima Health Solutions Pty Ltd (Prima) for and on behalf of participating health insurance funds.

If you have a complaint or concern about any aspect of the Program please don't hesitate to contact Luke Lawler, Prima CEO and Scientific Director directly, on

Phone: 1800 226 180 (free call)
Email: luke@primahealth.com.au

About Prima Health Solutions

PRIMA is a quality certified health care organisation (AS/NZS ISO 9001:2015) that is dedicated to the research, development and remote delivery of specialised obesity related chronic disease management and prevention products and programs.

The PRIMA products and services include KicStart™ VLCD, the Osteoarthritis Healthy Weight for Life program, the Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Healthy Weight for Life™ programs.