Diabetes is a chronic, progressive disease characterised by elevated blood sugar levels. If left unchecked, diabetes can lead to serious complications such as heart disease, kidney disease, eye problems and premature mortality.
It’s a sad fact that diabetes contributes to around 10% of all deaths in Australia and it’s becoming much more common, particularly in children.
The good news is that diabetes can be successfully managed, especially if diagnosed early. A healthy lifestyle that combines nutritious food with physical activity can also help prevent diabetes from developing and assist in managing the disease.
Accredited Practicing Dietitians (APDs) are the experts in providing the correct advice and support to help people form healthy eating habits and become more active. Not only people with newly-diagnosed diabetes but also those with long-standing diabetes can gain great benefits from speaking to an APD.
At CBCHS, we have a team of four APDs who work as part of an integrated allied health team. If you have diabetes (Type 1, Type 2 or gestational diabetes) or believe you are at risk of developing diabetes, please make an appointment today by calling 8587 0200. Enquiries can also be submitted via our online enquiry form.