Are you at RISK?
Fact: An Australian is diagnosed with diabetes every five minutes. 1
D iabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when your body isn’t producing the correct amount of insulin or isn’t using it properly. As Australia’s fastest-growing chronic condition, it’s important to know if you’re at risk of developing diabetes. ASSESS YOUR RISK Those at risk of Type 2 diabetes can take steps to prevent or slow down the disease. Amcal Pharmacy offers free Diabetes Risk Assessments plus on-thespot Hba1c tests that measure how your sugar levels have been over the past three months. Based on this, your Amcal pharmacist can guide you towards the right course of action. MANAGING DIABETES Those with diabetes must learn how to manage the disease to avoid developing further health complications affecting areas like your feet, eyes, weight, quality of sleep, kidneys, bladder and heart. Diabetes management includes regular Blood Glucose Level tests, Hba1c assessments, frequent exercise, healthy eating and taking medicines as prescribed by your GP. 2 Your Amcal pharmacist can help you take control of your diabetes and offer a Hba1c test – the best marker of long–term diabetes control. 3