Kylie Hendrikse 

Specialist in Type 1 Diabetes

Kylie Hendrikse


Registered Nutritional Therapist 

Specialist in Type 1 Diabetes

AIP Certified Coach

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Kylie's Story

Growing up in Sydney and enjoying the Australian outdoor lifestyle, I always considered myself to be a heathy person. My health was not something I ever really thought about, although looking back I had many signs and symptoms. However, I just thought they were all ‘normal’.


Then, in 2002 I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I was shocked, scared and angry, questioning why had this had happened to me? For the next 10 years I dutifully followed the advice of my endocrinologists and dieticians, eating carbs with every meal and then struggling to keep my blood sugars under control, however, deep down I knew I wasn’t thriving. I still suffered from chronic acne, tiredness, bloating after meals, tight and sore joints and my energy levels were on the floor. It was only when background retinopathy was detected at a routine eye appointment that I had the wake up call I needed and realised I would have to take full responsibility for my health if I was to feel better.

So, I began to experiment with my diet and discovered the healing power of food…. and slowly as I removed the junk and highly processed foods and included lots of nutrient dense foods, my energy returned and I started to feel better. At my following eye test, all signs of the background retinopathy were gone.


It was then that I had my lightbulb moment: I wanted to change my career to become a Nutritional Therapist. My mission now is working with other type 1 diabetics regain their health despite their condition by empowering them with diet and lifestyle changes that enable them to feel vibrant again. 


In addition, as a mother of a son with coeliac disease I can also help those with this condition, IBS and other chronic digestive issues.

"My focus as a Nutritional Therapist is to educate and empower people so they can make wise decisions for themselves regarding their health and wellbeing".

Consultation Prices

Free 15 min discovery call


Follow Up Consultation


12 Week Type 1 Diabetes Package





20 minute check-in phone call


8 Weeks To Wellness Package


Contact Kylie

For appointments: 

Mobile: 07766 851 111


**Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, all consultations are virtual via Zoom** 



54 Bloxham Rd, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 9JR

Follow Kylie:

Instagram: @autoimmuneclinic


I cannot recommend Kylie highly enough, following her guidance has changed my life.


I contacted Kylie in January as I was obese, and had been for years, and seemed to be suffering intolerances to lots of food groups. Diabetes runs in my family and I was convinced that I was on the path to type 2 unless I took action. 


From the first conversation I felt Kylie understood me and wanted to help me on the road to a healthier lifestyle. I filled out probably the longest questionnaire that I have ever seen and found the process fascinating. My first meeting with Kylie was wonderfully informative and supportive. My diagnosis was that it was highly likely that I had candida and that my plan would reflect this. The plan does not just cover food but exercise, stress management and other lifestyle strategies that would support the changes I was going to make. I started the plan on February 12th 2020 and, after the initial ‘die off’ symptoms that I was expecting, I can honestly say that I have not felt as well and energised in my adult life. Ive followed the plan and have made permanent changes to my diet. Most of these changes have been easy to keep to as the benefits completely outweigh the need for a piece of toast! I still crave sugar when I’m tired or stressed so keep some 85%dark chocolate in the freezer for such moments. 


I have now lost over 3 stones and 9 inches from my waist and I can honestly say that I like what I see in the mirror and know that my health is improved beyond my wildest dreams. Throughout the process Kylie has been so supportive - we had very regular email catch ups during lockdown - and I know that I will continue to be in touch now that my initial symptoms have gone and I move to a lifetime of gut health maintenance and improvement.


In summary I believe Kylie’s knowledge, passion and enthusiasm for nutrition has certainly prevented me from following a path of obesity, foggy brain, lethargy and unhappiness that I had been on for about 40 years. She has shown me that I can be healthy, fit and happy by making changes that she has suggested and I cannot thank her enough. 


Kylie you are amazing!!!!


Jane, 56 years old but feeling 26 😊😊😊


I am registered with the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and the Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (ANP). I am also a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). As a CNHC member, I meet the National Occupational Standards in the practice of nutritional therapy and I am obliged to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics. I am also fully insured by Balens Specialist Insurance Brokers.

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