As part of our commitment to the health of our communities, our doctors can provide a type 2 diabetes risk assessment for patients who feel they may be at risk. Type 2 diabetes is one of the largest contributors to ill health in Australia. In short, type 2 diabetes accounts for 92% of diabetes cases. Diabetes is associated with complications. For example, increased risk of cardiovascular, eye and kidney disease. The incidence of type 2 diabetes has more than doubled in the last 15 years.
Lifestyle risk factors can lead to onset of type 2 diabetes. In particular, being overweight and obesity, physical inactivity and poor diet can be prevented through lifestyle modification.
If you would like to ascertain your risk of type 2 diabetes, you may wish to have a diabetes evaluation at Parkhill Medical Center
The diabetes evaluation will involve:
- Assessment of lifestyle risk factors
- Body mass index measurement, blood pressure and a general physical exam
- Family history review.