Learn with new hub

Central and North Burnett Times - - SOCIALS -

GUARDIAN Phar­ma­cies at Gayn­dah and Mun­dub­bera has a new tool to ed­u­cate cus­tomers about di­a­betes.

The Healthpoint Health Hub gives health as­sess­ments and ed­u­ca­tion on type 2 di­a­betes, as well as a wide range of other health is­sues.

Ac­cord­ing to the Queens­land chief health of­fi­cer, Dr Jean­nette Young, the num­ber of Queens­lan­ders liv­ing with di­a­betes is pro­jected to dou­ble in the next three decades.

The Healthpoint Health Hub can as­sist in early de­tec­tion, and proper man­age­ment of di­a­betes.

The 11-ques­tion anal­y­sis for type 2 di­a­betes de­ter­mines how at risk you are based on life­style and fam­ily his­tory.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion can be read in store, printed and taken home, or emailed for later view­ing.

Phar­ma­cist Gra­ham Rowles said the anal­y­sis was be­ing used as a coach­ing tool.

“We use it to ex­plain disease man­age­ment and other health is- sues,” he said.

The in­for­ma­tion al­lows pa­tients to fully com­pre­hend what they need to do to re­duce their risk of disease, or prop­erly man­age a con­di­tion.

The Health Hub can help di­a­bet­ics learn about the disease.

Photo: Bran­don Livesay

HEALTHY AD­VICE: Phar­ma­cist Gra­ham Rowles demon­strates the health as­sess­ment tool avail­able in Gayn­dah and Mun­dub­bera Guardian phar­ma­cies.

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