In Australia, 280 people develop Diabetes every day. That’s one every 5 minutes! Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic disease in Australia, becoming the epidemic of the 21st century.
Understanding Diabetes and it’s seriousness is an important part of your diabetic management;
- if you live with Diabetes , you need to learn how to manage your Diabetes
- if you have a family member with diabetes you can learn how to support them
- Knowledge of how to look after yourself to minimise or even prevent complications is an important first step.
If you are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, you can take steps to prevent or slow down Diabetes.
Karen Rolls RN, an accredited Diabetic Educator has now joined the Good Health team. Together with your GP she will help you better manage your Diabetes and decrease your risk of developing complications as a result of your Diabetes.
Useful link – Diabetes Australia
Reference: Diabetes Australia