Free diabetes health screening in Bright and Myrtleford
NEARLY 60 per cent of Type 2 Diabetes can be prevented by maintaining a healthy weight, being physically active and following a healthy eating plan.
This is why Alpine Health’s Health Promotion Officer, Maureen Ryland, is conducting free Diabetes Risk screening days to coincide with World Diabetes Day.
Bright screenings will take place November 27 and Myrtleford November 29.
Locals can have their likelihood of developing diabetes assessed by undertaking a short risk assessment.
No blood tests are needed; just a few questions and the risk of developing diabetes can be calculated.
Those at risk of Type 2 Diabetes are eligible to attend the “Life! Helping you Prevent Diabetes, Heart Disease & Stroke Program” that Alpine Health will be running in each town in 2019.
“This lifestyle program will help individuals understand and improve their nutrition and physical activity habits in a safe, supportive group environment that is proven to be highly effective in helping people make positive changes in their diet and physical activity habits,” Ms Ryland said.
For people who are not able to attend a group program, Diabetes Australia-Victoria also offers telephone coaching as an alternative.
Look for Maureen on November 27 outside Bright Pharmacy, 18 Ireland Street Bright from 10.00am to 12.00noon
She will then also be outside the Myrtleford Pharmacy 43 Clyde Street, Myrtleford on November 29 from the same times.
If you are unable to attend and are interested in being assessed or in the Life! Helping you Prevent Diabetes, Heart Disease & Stroke Program contact Maureen Ryland on 5755 0133.