Diabetes

As part of our commitment to the health of our local community, we provide Type 2 Diabetes Assessments to patients who feel they may be at risk.

 

Diabetes is one of the largest contributors to the ill health in Australia, and type 2 diabetes accounts for 92% of diabetes cases.  Diabetes is associated with a number of complications, including an increased risk of developing cardiovascular, eye and kidney disease.  The incidence of Type 2 Diabetes has more than doubled in the last 15 years.

 

The onset of Type 2 Diabetes is largely associated with lifestyle risk factors, particularly overweight and obesity, physical inactivity and poor diet.  Type 2 diabetes can be prevented through lifestyle modification.  International evidence has shown that early lifestyle interventions in high risk patients can reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes by up to 58%.

 

If you would like to ascertain your risk of Type 2 Diabetes we recommend you have a diabetes evaluation at our practice.  The evaluations, known as an Annual Diabetic Cycle of Care Plan and a Six Monthly Review of Care Plan, will take place with the assistance of our nurse and will be finalised with a standard doctor’s consultation. 

The evaluations will involve:

Body Mass Index measurement, blood pressure and general physical exam

Family history and dietary review

Assessment of lifestyle risk factors

If you feel you may be at risk of diabetes, please call our centre to arrange a thorough evaluation.

 

 

Ascertain your risk of Type 2 Diabetes

 

Many Australians, particularly those over 40, are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes through lifestyle factors such as nutrition and physical activity. Family history and genetics also play a role in type 2 diabetes.

The Type 2 Diabetes Risk Evaluation is available to people aged 40 to 49 years (inclusive) who are at high risk of developing type 2 Diabetes. ‘High risk’ is determined following completion of the Australian type 2 diabetes risk assessment tool and its review by a doctor.

 

The Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool (AUSDRISK): click here

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