It's About Time

Throughout the past few days we have heard some alarming statistics on Diabetes.  This week it is National Diabetes week in Australia and Diabetes Australia has launched it’s new campaign ‘It’s about time’.

Type 2 diabetes being a leading cause of vision loss, kidney damage, heart attacks, stroke and limb amputation.

 

Diabetes Australia CEO Professor Greg Johnson said “Many people have type 2 diabetes for up to seven years before being diagnosed and during that time up to half begin to develop a diabetes related complication.”

“The tragedy is that much of the damage to the body that causes diabetes-related complications like vision loss, kidney damage, heart attack, stroke and limb amputation is preventable. Professor Johnson said.

Edenhope Hospital Diabetes educators Helen Grummett and Carmel Feder are urging people take a free type 2 diabetes risk assessment today.

“The earlier it is detected the sooner a management plan can be put in place, and the less likely that health complication will occur.” said Helen.

“We have a team of professionals including Educators, Doctors, Dieticians, Podiatrists and Social Workers at the hospital to work with and motivate people diagnosed with Diabetes.”

“Anyone from the community is welcome to come and meet with Carmel or myself to discuss their diabetes, no referral is necessary”

“We have loads or resources and plenty of tools we can provide to assist in the management of diabetes”

“Appointments are free and you don’t have to be a patient at this clinic to see us, we are a free community health service, based in the clinic”

For more information on the help we can provide click here or contact the Edenhope Hospital Medical Clinic 55859888 to make an appointment.

For more information on Diabetes please visit Diabetes Australia's website.