Diabetes – what you should know
Diabetes is the epidemic of the 21st Century. Statistics show that, 280 Australians develop this condition every day, making diabetes the fastest growing condition in Australia. In 2013, diabetes was the cause of 1.5 million deaths around the world.
What is Diabetes?
“The term ‘diabetes’ covers a range of conditions where the glucose (sugar) in the blood becomes higher than normal. High blood glucose levels can affect many parts of the body but with the right advice, technology and medication diabetes can be managed well.” Diabetes Victoria. Visit Diabetes Victoria to find out more. Resources can also be accessed on their site in multiple languages.
What is a Credentialed Diabetes Educator?
A certified practitioner with a special qualification to help patients manage, care and prevent Diabetes.
How can a Credentialed Diabetes Educator help?
Diabetes Educators work in collaboration with GPs at Active Medical to empower patients to Eat Well, Move More and Love Life! Working with them to improve their diabetes management. Offering culturally appropriate dietary changes, practical lifestyle modifications and optimising diabetes treatment through medication and/or insulin review.
How can I arrange to see a Credentialed Diabetes Educator?
If you are diabetic or at risk of Diabetes your doctor can refer you to see a Diabetes Educator at Active Medical.
Who is eligible for BULK BILLED consultations with a Credentialed Diabetes Educator?
Patients who are eligible for a Care Plan under the Medical Benefits Schedule can be bulk billed for allocated consultations with a Diabetes Educator.
I think I may be Diabetic, what should I do?
Don’t ignore the warning signs, make an appointment with your Doctor if you think you are at risk of developing diabetes to get the assistance and care you need.
If you would like to check if you are at risk of diabetes or for more information on preventing or managing diabetes, book an appointment with our friendly team on 9363 0954 or access our online booking system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Active Medical is located at 228-232 Caroline Springs Blvd, Caroline Springs.