Diabetes Type 1&2
Get stable blood sugar, better health and quality of life. Our team of specialists is dedicated to guiding and supporting you in your health journey.
During the first appointment (in person or via video call), we will collect information about your medical history, dietary habits and lifestyle to gain an understanding of your situation. We set realistic goals that we will work on together.
Following the first meeting, we create a tailored follow-up plan. Many patients prefer a health package, which consists of an initial consultation and 4 or 8 follow-up hours. Our team can still be reached by phone or email to address any questions. During follow-up sessions, we check your progress and adjust the plan if necessary. We guide and support you in dealing with any obstacles and check your long-term blood sugar (HbA1c). Follow-up sessions last 15 or 30 minutes, as needed.
About the Service
Welcome to VektKlinikken, where our aim is to help you manage both type 1 and type 2 diabetes in a more satisfactory way, using our tailored and evidence-based approach, which suits your individual needs.
At VektKlinikken, we understand that managing diabetes can be difficult and often a daunting challenge. Therefore, we offer a holistic and individual method that not only focuses on the physiological aspects of diabetes, but also takes into account the psychological and emotional factors that can affect blood sugar levels.
Our dedicated team works together to create a plan tailored to your specific needs.
We begin our process by conducting a thorough assessment and examining your current health status, medical history and goals. Based on this evaluation, we create a customized treatment plan that includes an individual diet and exercise program and continuous support and guidance throughout the process.
Tailored Diabetes Plans: Our experts will create a bespoke diabetes plan that includes dietary advice, exercise regimes and habit changes, carefully tailored to suit your needs, preferences and lifestyle.
Expert guidance and support: You will be able to benefit from the advice of our expert team throughout the process, who will provide the essential tools and motivation to help you stay focused and achieve your goals. We are concerned with promoting knowledge and motivation for lasting lifestyle change.
The Eurodiet Method: We often use the Eurodiet method, a unique medically supported approach that improves effective diabetes management for both type 1 and type 2 and can reduce or even eliminate the need for medication (for type 2 diabetes). This method is beneficial in managing diabetes and preventing it, as well as other lifestyle-related health problems
Hege Hasler, an experienced nurse and personal dietitian (PK), speaker and author of five books. With over 28 years of expertise, she specializes in diabetes, insulin resistance and dietary guidance for weight reduction. Hege is passionate about increasing the motivation for life change in her clients.
As one of Norway's foremost Eurodiet practitioners, Hege has the recognized responsibility for certifying new Eurodiet supervisors across Scandinavia, and demonstrates her exceptional expertise in this field.
Frequently asked questions about Diabetes type 1&2
The main differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes lie in their causes and onset: type 1 is an autoimmune condition in which the body mistakenly destroys insulin-producing cells, while type 2 is caused by the body's inability to effectively use insulin or produce enough of it. Both types can have a significant impact on health if not treated properly, leading to complications such as heart disease, kidney damage and vision problems.
Common signs and symptoms shared by both type 1 and type 2 diabetes include frequent urination, increased thirst and hunger, unexplained weight loss, fatigue and blurred vision. However, type 1 symptoms may appear suddenly and be more severe, while type 2 symptoms may develop gradually and be less noticeable initially.
Type 1 and 2 diabetes are usually diagnosed through blood tests that measure blood sugar levels, such as fasting plasma glucose, oral glucose tolerance test (glucose load), insulin level (c-peptide), HbA1c test and measuring antibodies in the blood to diagnose whether it is type 1 diabetes During the evaluation, you may undergo one or more of these tests, along with a medical history evaluation and a physical examination to confirm the diagnosis and determine the type of diabetes.
Yes, diabetes can be managed effectively with the right treatment and lifestyle changes. For type 1 diabetes, insulin injections or insulin pump therapy are required, while type 2 diabetes treatment may involve oral medications or a combination of these, along with a healthy diet and regular physical activity. All medications must be prescribed by your doctor.
For personer med type 1 diabetes kan gode kostvaner gjøre blodsukkeret og livet mer forutsigbart.
An individualized diet plan tailored to your specific needs and preferences can help you manage diabetes by promoting a balanced diet that considers your blood sugar levels, carbohydrate intake and overall health. Such a plan allows you to make informed food choices, maintain stable blood sugar levels and avoid potential complications related to diabetes.
Physical activity plays a crucial role in managing diabetes by improving insulin sensitivity, maintaining a healthy weight and good quality of life. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can benefit from a combination of aerobic exercise, such as walking, swimming or cycling, and resistance exercise, such as weight lifting, adjusted according to your ability and medical conditions.
Habitual changes, such as adopting healthy eating habits, having regular physical activity and managing stress effectively, contribute to improved diabetes management by promoting better blood sugar control and a better quality of life. These lifestyle changes also reduce the risk of diabetes-related complications and help maintain a higher quality of life.
At Vektklinikken you can expect ongoing support and resources, including individual diet and exercise plans, regular follow-up appointments to monitor your progress, and access to a team of healthcare professionals for advice and guidance.
The frequency of follow-up appointments may vary depending on your individual needs and the severity of your diabetes, but in general we recommend a follow-up appointment every 3 to 6 months. During these hours, the nurse will assess blood sugar levels, dietary plan, physical activity and quality of life, and then make necessary adjustments to optimize treatment.
Yes, the clinic's comprehensive approach to diabetes management, which includes an individualized diet plan, exercise and lifestyle changes, can help prevent or manage related complications such as cardiovascular disease and kidney damage. By maintaining stable blood sugar levels and maintaining a healthier lifestyle, you can significantly reduce your risk of developing these complications and improve your overall health.