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Diabetes – know the symptoms

For every 100 people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, at least 25 may be undiagnosed and living with complications of the illness.

ACH Group’s Kate Dobie says it is important to be aware of the symptoms and to take steps to minimise the risk of developing diabetes.

“Staying active and eating a balanced diet can help to prevent Type 2 diabetes from developing and can support people living with diabetes to manage the condition,” she says. “Our team of allied health specialists can work with you and help you choose options that will keep you active and living life your way all year round.”

Diabetes affects more than 1.2 million Australians, or 4.7 per cent of the population, and the number is growing.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the percentage of people affected by diabetes has tripled since 1990.

 

Symptoms of diabetes can include:

  • increased fatigue or lethargy
  • desire to drink excessive amounts
  • frequent passage of urine
  • weight loss
  • blurred vision
  • excessive hunger
  • irritation or itching

Did you know?

ACH Group is a registered Medicare Provider and bulk bills allied health services, including podiatry, under the Medicare Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDMP) and under Medicare for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes.

Contact ACH Group if you would like to learn more about managing diabetes including advice on medication, exercise, diet, foot care and footwear.

Click here or contact us on 1300 22 44 77 to find out more.