National Diabetes Week

National Diabetes Week for this year runs from 12-18 July 2020 and the focus will be on supporting the emotional and mental health of people living with diabetes.

Did you know that people living with diabetes can make up to 180 extra decisions each day covering everything from food to medication to exercise and more just to stay well and healthy?

Mentally and emotionally that is a lot of stress to deal with.

Research shows that managing the daily challenges of diabetes can lead to anxiety, distress and depression for one in three people living with the condition.

What you can do to help out

  • Raise awareness of the mental and emotional challenges of managing diabetes
  • Highlight the services and support available to the diabetes community
  • Draw attention to gaps in diabetes service and care

Calculate your risk

Every day almost 300 Australians are diagnosed with diabetes.

But for many the diagnosis is being made too late putting them at risk of life-threatening or serious health issues.

We’re urging people to “take the time” to learn the signs and symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

To calculate your risk, head to https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/risk-calculator.

To book an appointment with one of our Nurse Practitioners or Credentialed Diabetes Educators, phone our reception on 6122 0150.

Find out more about our Diabetes Management Program.