The Centre for Social and Economic Modelling predicts that Type 2 Diabetes in Australia will double over the next 40 years and that 1 in 7 will have it by 2050. It projects that the prevalence of complications experienced by an expected 1.6 million Australians known to have diabetes will include 270,000 heart bypass operations, more than 250,000 strokes and 750,000 kidney complications.
Collins Street Medical Centre’s highly experienced GPs recognise the importance of managing the four major areas of diabetes management:
- blood glucose
- body weight
- blood pressure
Our GPs use medications if required, encourage increased exercise levels and provide patient counselling, as do the Practice Nurses.
GPs refer to Dieticians, Diabetic Educators, Diabetes Australia and Endocrinologists who specialise in diabetes. These practitioners work together with patients to optimise diabetic control and provide copies of results for ongoing comparison and motivation.