‚ÄčMedia Release - NSLHD

Date: Monday, 11 July 2016

 

DIABETES AWARENESS WEEK ON THE NORTHERN BEACHES

Diabetes Awareness Week runs from July 9-15 and the Northern Beaches Diabetes Service is encouraging people to check their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

If you have diabetes and feel you need to brush up on your management habits you can visit the Northern Beaches Diabetes Service that operates from both Manly Hospital and the Mona Vale Community Health Centre. A GP referral is helpful.

The service provides diabetes education and dietician reviews for people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes through group education and individual sessions. Consultations with an endocrinologist are provided for Type 1 diabetes (ages 16 years and over) and complex cases of Type 2 Diabetes.

If you have pre-diabetes you can also receive guidance and education from the service.

A Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool is accessible through your GP or visiting online at www.letspreventdiabetes.org.au/take-the-test

The Northern Beaches Diabetes Service is passionate about what it does and works in partnership with a number of like-minded organisations to ensure those living with diabetes and those at risk get the information and support they need to live healthy lives.

During Diabetes Awareness Week the service is fundraising for Insulin for Life and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation with a raffle and cake stall. Raffle tickets can be bought on Wednesday morning at Mona Vale Hospital and the cake stall will be held on Thursday at Manly Hospital.

The cake stall is also a chance to explain to people that having diabetes does not mean you have to stop enjoying treats, but it is important to be mindful of how much you eat and how often.

Media inquiries: Melissa Chain 9463 1722

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