Diabetes Risk Assessment
Determine your risk of Type 2 Diabetes
We have a strong commitment to the wellbeing of our local community, as such for patients who might be at risk, we offer Type 2 Diabetes Assessments.
92% of diabetes cases in Australia are people with Type 2 Diabetes and it is one of the biggest contributors to poor health. Those with diabetes are at risk of developing other conditions such as cardiovascular, kidney and eye disease.
Over the course of the last 15 years, Type 2 Diabetes cases have risen significantly, to more than double.
There a several lifestyle factors that are frequently associated with the onset of Type 2 Diabetes. Factors include but are not limited to: a poor diet, a lack of physical activity and being overweight or obese.
Identify and modifying these lifestyle factors can help to prevent the onset of Type 2 Diabetes. International studies confirm that intervening and changing these lifestyle factors early in patients with a high risk for Type 2 Diabetes can significantly reduce the rates by up to 58%.
For patients interested in determining their risk of Type 2 Diabetes, we ask you to make an appointment with our nurse for a diabetes assessment. The assessment will be started with the nurse and completed with your GP.
The assessment will involve:
- Assessment of lifestyle risk factors
- Body Mass Index measurement, blood pressure and general physical exam
- Family history and dietary review.
If you feel you may be at risk of diabetes, please call reception to arrange an assessment.