Diabetes is a complex condition, which can affect the entire body. Understanding diabetes is important even if you don’t have it. You most likely know someone who has diabetes; maybe a family member or a friend. This is because diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in Australia and globally.
Community awareness of the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes is still surprisingly limited. As a community we need to foster a culture of shared understanding of what diabetes is and be part of the solution that turns the diabetes epidemic around.
Almost 1.1 million Australians currently have diagnosed diabetes. This includes:
The staff at Dixons Pharmacy are trained to help you manage your Diabetes, give dietary and lifestyle advice, and answer any questions that you may have. We are happy to recommend suitable Blood Glucose Meters and other devices and demonstrate how to use them.
Our team of Pharmacists and Registered Nurse are able to download information from your Blood Glucose meters, explain and offer advice about the control of your blood sugar levels.
Our Registered Nurse is also available to work with you to assess your Diabetes Risk score – and provide an “action plan” to reduce your risk of developing type 2 Diabetes.
The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS), is an initiative of the Australian Government administered by Diabetes Australia. The NDSS delivers diabetes-related products at subsidised prices and provides information and support services to people with diabetes. Registration is free and open to all Australians diagnosed with diabetes.
Dixons Pharmacy is a NDSS access point.
For more information about Diabetes go to : www.diabetesaustralia.com.au