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Diabetes Care & Education

Diabetes education is about assisting people with diabetes, their families and carers to gain the knowledge, skills motivation and confidence to manage their condition.

At Bellingen Healing Centre we offer a program of care specifically designed to support and educate our diabetic patients. This comprehensive care package involves careful and ongoing care delivered by our doctors and nurses trained in Diabetes Education.

Preventing Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic (long-term) disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood. It occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin (a hormone released by the pancreas) or respond well enough to insulin.  Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes.  There are approximately 1 million people with type 2 diabetes currently. This figure is expected to increase significantly in the coming years.

Many Australians, particularly those over 40, are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes through lifestyle factors such as physical inactivity and poor nutrition.  Your lifestyle choices can prevent or, at least, delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.

If you are concerned about your risk of diabetes use the link below to quickly assess your risk and bring the results to your next consultation at the Healing Centre to discuss with your doctor.

Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool