Do you have diabetes? Is it under control? Do you need some advice?
We have nurses, doctors, and dietitians who can all help you manage your diabetes with a health care plan. Make an appointment to discuss concerns with your doctor.
You can assess your risk of developing diabetes by completing the Australian type 2 diabetes risk assessment tool (AUSDRISK). It is a short list of questions to help both health professionals and consumers to assess the risk of developing type 2 diabetes over the next five years.
AUSDRISK can be completed by the patient or with the assistance of a health professional or practice nurse. Patients aged 40–49 years (inclusive), or 15-54 years (inclusive) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, with a ‘high’ score result from the AUSDRISK tool are eligible to attend a type 2 diabetes risk evaluation by their GP.
You are able to pick up a AUSDRISK questionnaire at Wyperfeld Medical Clinic or visit the Department of Health website for more information.