November 13th 2012

World Diabetes Day 14 November

Are You at Risk?

In Australia, nearly two thirds of men and half of all women are overweight or obese. This is a key factor in the alarming rise of type 2 diabetes. Yet up to 60 per cent of diabetes cases could be prevented, or at least delayed, by people maintaining a healthy weight. The main keys to long-term weight loss and reducing your waist measurement are healthy eating and regular physical activity. Type 2 diabetes often runs in families.

The medical centre’s experienced GPs recognise the importance of managing the four major areas of diabetes management:

  1. Blood glucose
  2. Lipids
  3. Body weight
  4. Blood pressure

Our GPs use medications if required, encourage increased exercise levels and provide patient counselling, as do the Practice Nurses.

GPs refer to Dietitians, Diabetic Educators, Exercise Physiologists, Diabetes Australia and Endocrinologists who specialise in diabetes.  These practitioners work together with patients to optimise diabetic control.

Our Opening Hours:

Toormina Medical Centre

Monday – Friday 7:30am – 7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 12:00pm
Sunday 9:00am – 11:00am

Sawtell Medical Centre

Monday – Friday                                                       8:30am – 5:00pm

Emergency Clinic at Toormina Medical only   Saturday  9:00am – 12:00pm  & Sunday 9:00am – 11:00am

Our Locations

Toormina Contact Details
Sawtell Contact Details

 

Online Appointments

You must be an existing patient of the practice, you can only make an appointment with your normal doctor.

Book at Toormina Book at Sawtell