The House of Wellness Radio – Full Show 12th November


FAQs about Type 2 diabetes, how you could win an all-inclusive wellness trip to Bali, and what to know about ICU – tune into this week’s episode of The House of Wellness radio show for all that and more.

On this week’s The House of Wellness radio show:


Type 2 diabetes

Diabetes Victoria nurse educator and education team leader Cath Amadio shares her expert insights on Type 2 diabetes, in the lead-up to World Diabetes Day on November 14.

Known as the “silent pandemic”, on average an Aussie is diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes every eight minutes. Find out who is most at risk of developing the condition, and the signs to look out for.

Cath also discusses the lifestyle risk factors for type 2 diabetes and the best ways to delay or prevent it through lifestyle changes. Plus, how to best manage once diagnosed.

Win an all-inclusive trip to Bali

The House of Wellness is giving away two all-inclusive trips to Bali, each for two people. They’ll get a week of rejuvenation at Luke Darcy’s Sukhavati Bali Health Retreat program.

The all-inclusive wellness escape, valued at $13k comprises seven nights packed with daily yoga sessions, Ayurvedic treatments (consultation, facials, foot massages, meals), airfare, and more.

Submit your entry by December 18.


One in two Australians will be treated in an intensive care unit, or ICU, at some point in their lives.

North East Health ICU Wangaratte director Professor David Tuxen explains what it is and what it does, and how it’s different to the emergency room.

ICU is the hospital ward where the most seriously ill patients go, often suffering from a life-threatening illness. They either need a life support system to stay alive or are at a high risk of needing one.

Prof Tuxen also discusses how to face the confronting situation of a loved one being in an ICU, the common conditions that lead to an ICU admission and what happens to a patient who has survived the ICU.

Also on the show this week:

  • Listener calls including questions about coronary calcium scores, managing stress, lumbar pain, and healthy eating for those with Type 2 diabetes.
  • Supplements to help relieve menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes.


  • Luke Hines, host
  • Zoe Bingley-Pullin, co-host
  • Gerald Quigley, pharmacist and master herbalist. To submit a question for Gerald, go to the “Ask” tab on The House of Wellness website


  • Cath Amadio, diabetes education team leader at Diabetes Victoria
  • Professor David Tuxen, director of intensive care at Northeast Health, Wangaratta