More to do on diabetes
A telehealth service for people living with diabetes in regional WA has celebrated two years of operation but says there is more to be done.
The free Diabetes Telehealth Service for Country WA, delivered by Diabetes WA and funded by the WA Country Health Service and Royalties for Regions, fills a gap for specialised diabetes information and support services in regional and remote WA, where more than 28 per cent of West Australians living with diabetes reside.
A Diabetes WA spokeswoman said limited access to health and support services was a problem for all regional WA residents living with diabetes, but those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent were three to five times more at risk of developing the type 2 strain because of genetic factors.
For more information about the Diabetes Telehealth Service for Country WA or to book an appointment, go to diabeteswa.com.au or call 1300 136 588.