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A large number of people living in our region have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes - 3.2% of people in Hobsons Bay and 4.3% in Wyndham.
Most medical support to people with Type 2 diabetes is provided by General Practitioners. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition and requires the input from several healthcare professionals, such as the GP, Specialist Physician, Diabetes Educator, Podiatrist, Dietitian, Ophthalmologist or Optometrist, exercise professional or Dentist, plus the active participation of the patient.
Type 2 diabetes can result in disability and early death.
It is recommended that every 3 years all adults over the age of 40 be screened to identify those at risk of having undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes or of developing the disease in the next 5 years.
People at high risk should be screened by measuring plasma glucose, performed by a pathology laboratory.
Also people aged 40 who have one or more of the following risk factors
Please contact Lauren Davidson for more information [email protected] or call 8731 6518
For practice support on Diabetes please contact Michel Maalouf [email protected] or call 8731 6515