Why is diabetes management important?
An estimated 1.8 million Australians are believed to have diabetes (this includes both type one and type two). According to Diabetes Australia, it is estimated that 280 Australians develop diabetes every day.
Someone is diagnosed with diabetes when their body is unable to maintain a healthy level of glucose in their blood. Our bodies are supposed to convert glucose (a type of sugar) from food into energy, but a person with diabetes often can’t produce the hormone, insulin, which does the job of converting the glucose into energy.
Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can lead to serious health conditions including heart attacks, strokes, kidney disease and blindness if not managed appropriately. Diabetes is a serious disease and it is important to seek medical advice if you believe you may have diabetes.
What we can do for you…
Our team can assist you in your diabetes management in many ways:
- We offer one-on-one consultation for our customers
- We may be able to offer advice regarding optimal treatment and effective ongoing support in order to reduce complications as a result of diabetes
- Our team can offer you advice on strategies to help with management of diabetes including regular healthy eating, exercise options, body weight management strategies and home glucose monitoring
- Our team can also provide essential medical checks on, for example, your blood pressure, cholesterol, kidney and vision