Are you at RISK?

Fact: An Aus­tralian is di­ag­nosed with di­a­betes ev­ery five min­utes. 1

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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

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