There are over 1 million Australian’s with Type 2 diabetes. The week of the 9th July is National Diabetes Awareness week.
The Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool was developed to help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
To assess your risk please download the tool by clicking on The Australian Type 2 Risk Assessment Tool or ask one of our staff for a form at the practice.
Complete the form and bring it to your GP to discuss your risk level.
What is Type 2 diabetes?
- It occurs when the body doesn’t produce enough insulin (a hormone produced by the pancreas) or respond well enough to insulin.
- Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease marked by high levels of sugar in your blood.
- You can have type 2 diabetes and not know it because there may be no obvious symptoms.
- Over 40 years of age.
- Lifestyle factors : physical inactivity & poor nutrition.
- Family history
Usually people only present with acute problems when seeing their GP, however, preventative care is a key to keeping you healthy.
General Practice Cremorne (GPC) is committed to ensuring you keep healthy… so whilst the Government wants a healthier nation for 2020 GPC wants to assist you in becoming “ a healthier you for 2020.”