Director and Founder, Nurse Practitioner Candidate and Credentialled Diabetes Educator
Laura Zimmerman created Macintyre Health with the vision to bring the best in diabetes health and wellness services to rural Australians. She wanted to give more people access to the highest quality of care without them having to travel long distances.
Graduating from the University of Queensland’s School of Nursing in 2008, Laura went on to gain postgraduate certifications in both Chronic Disease Self-Management Advising and Diabetes Education and Management (High Distinction).
Prior to Macintyre Health, she worked as a grade 2 Clinical Nurse Specialist, Diabetes Educator and Cardiac Rehabilitation Coordinator alongside some of the best endocrinologists and chronic disease educators in the field. She is currently the Chair of the Queensland branch of the Australian Diabetes Educators Association; and is a respected speaker and lecturer on diabetes management.
“I am absolutely committed to helping people with diabetes to live their best lives – no matter where their home may be.”
1. In May 2020 Laura was appointed as National Convenor of the PP SIG (Private Practice Special Interest Group) for ADEA (Australian Diabetes Educators Association).
2. With a passion for helping others, Laura was a finalist in the Queensland Rural Regional and Remote Women’s Network Woman of the Year in 2019.
3. Thanks to her exemplary academic record, Laura is now a member of the prestigious Golden Key International Honour Society.
4. Hailing from America, Laura loves snow and water skiing – challenging pursuits when living in remote Queensland!
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There are quite a few insulin pumps available already. So, why is Macintyre Health excited about OmniPod’s arrival in Australia?
Well, it comes down to giving you a choice about the diabetes tech you use and the financial burden diabetes imposes on you.
Matching your insulin dose to the carbohydrates you are eating is considered the gold standard for managing food with Type 1 Diabetes. It also can be very effective for those with Type 2 Diabetes with or without insulin and Gestational or other Diabetes types.
People with an Eating Disorders Management Plan (EDMP) can now access up to 20 sessions over a 12 month period with an Accredited Practicing Dietitian. The Medicare rebate for your dietitian appointment is $54.60*. The 12 month period starts from when the plan is created.