Most people with diabetes dream of a normal life - a life not disrupted by diabetes. At GPSI Diabetes we make it happen.
GPSI Diabetes is a unique service in more ways that one. First and foremost, it individualises the approach to care so that your diabetes fits into your busy life so you can get on with enjoying your family, your work, your leisure activities unhindered by diabetes.
GPSI Diabetes takes care of children and adults
Regardless of your age, GPSI Diabetes can help you.
From the time you walk into the clinic, you will meet a friendly team of dedicated and experienced health care professionals who will build a personal relationship with you, focus on your individual needs and arrange your care so you feel involved and supported in the management of your diabetes.
If you have a child with diabetes be sure to read all the services listed below. And then take a look HERE to find out what additional services GPSI Diabetes provides to children and their families. One of the unique features of GPSI Diabetes is its ability to provide continuity of care for your child as they grow up, pass through those awkward teenage years and into adulthood.
To find out more about the services we offer Adults, please click HERE
GPSI Diabetes takes care of all types of diabetes
Did you know that there are more than 50 types of diabetes? Most people (including your provider) believe there are only two types - type 1 and type 2.
Over the past 20-30 years we have come to realise that the disease of diabetes is much more complex and that about 20% of those labeled as having type 2 diabetes do not actually have type 2 diabetes; while around 5% of those labeled as having type 1 diabetes do not have type 1 diabetes.
At GPSI Diabetes we go back to the basics, review your family history, your personal medical history and do lab tests to ensure that you have a a correct diagnosis. We then take the time to ensure you have a complete understanding not only of what type of diabetes you have but also what unique pathology is underlying your diabetes. Once you have a full understanding of what is causing you to have elevated blood sugars then you can make well informed choices about what you would like to do to take care of your diabetes.
GPSI Diabetes is well versed in all management options
These include lifestyle changes for diabetes management and/or weight loss, medical management (oral hypoglycaemics, insulins) for diabetes, insulin pumps, continuous monitoring systems, and management of diabetes pre or post-gastric bypass surgery.
GPSI Diabetes is a private service
GPSI Diabetes is a private service with rooms in Auckland and Hawkes Bay. We also offer virtual consultations along with considerable flexibility in booking arrangements (see below). This means that regardless of where you live, or what your life/work contraints are GPSI Diabetes is able to see people from all over New Zealand. Currently GPSI Diabetes sees people from as far south as Christchurch to as far north as Whangarei. We even have patients in Australia and England.
GPSI DIabetes offers as many payment options as there are people accessing the service. We believe the service should be accessible to anyone so we are happy to work with you to keep it affordable. Coverage by health insurance is dependent on the health plan you have with your insurance company. You will need to check with your insurance plan to see if it includes cover for GPSI Diabetes.
GPSI Diabetes individualises the approach to care
Our patient-centered approach guarentees you will get what you want out of your visits and that you will be empowered to continue to self-manage your own diabetes for years to come.
Flexible visit arrangements
Visits are scheduled as needed - weekly, or in a series over a weekend (this works well for people visiting out of town).
Minimum of 4 visits throughout the year - more if needed and 24 hour on-call service for emergencies
Flexible payment plans
At GPSI Diabetes we believe there should be as few barriers to receiving good diabetes care as possible.
In the ideal world we would love to offer our services for free. But we can't.
However we are very happy to work with whatever payment plan you may wish to settle for so you can receive the kind of care and support you are looking for.
Individualised approach to meet your needs
Access to cutting edge oral hypoglycaemics
Fixed, semi-flexible and flexible insulin regimes
Carbohydrate counting, correction factors
Diabetes management to support weight loss
Nutrition support for good blood sugars
Management of diabetes for athletics/sports
Cardiovascular risk management
pre-pregnancy planning and Pregnancy management
Continuouse Glucose Monitoring System
Application for funded insulin pumps
Point of Care HbA1c testing
24 hour on-call service
Download capabilities for blood glucose meters, insulin pumps & continuous glucose monitoring systems
Comprehensive analysis of blood sugars
Nutrition, weight & diabetes management pre and post gastric bypass surgery