As part of our commitment to the health of our communities, our doctors can provide a type 2 diabetes risk assessment for patients who feel they may be at risk.
Type 2 diabetes is one of the largest contributors to ill health in Australia. In short, type 2 diabetes accounts for 92% of diabetes cases. Diabetes is associated with complications. For example, increased risk of cardiovascular, eye and kidney disease.
The incidence of type 2 diabetes has more than doubled in the last 15 years.
Lifestyle risk factors can lead to the onset of type 2 diabetes. In particular, being overweight and obesity, physical inactivity, and poor diet can be prevented through lifestyle modification. International evidence has shown that early lifestyle interventions in high-risk patients can reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes by up to 58%.
If you would like to ascertain your risk of type 2 diabetes, you may wish to have a diabetes evaluation at our practice. In addition, you can complete the online risk assessment tool.
The diabetes evaluation will be provided with the assistance of our chronic disease nurse with your general practitioner.
The evaluation will involve:
- Assessment of lifestyle risk factors
- Body Mass Index measurement, blood pressure and general physical exam, and
- Family history review.
In summary, for a diabetes risk assessment, please contact your nearest Fullerton Health Medical Centre.