What are we doing?
Smith Brothers Medical Clinic is inviting all patients with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes to attend a clinic, aimed at improving their understanding and control of their condition.
This will be offered to you, our patient, once every 6 months.
Patients begin by attending an initial consultation where their Diabetes Cycle of Care will be completed and 6 months after that, will come back for a review and other items e.g. ABI Doppler and ECG, GPMP/TCA and Allied Health referrals.
What is the Diabetes Cycle of Care?
- Measure HbA1c to assess diabetes control – Once every year
- Carry out a comprehensive eye examination (Optometrist/Ophthalmologist) – Once every two years
- Measure weight and height and calculate BMI – Twice every cycle of care (every 6 months)
- Measure blood pressure – Twice every cycle of care (every 6 months)
- Examine feet – Twice every cycle of care (every 6 months)
- Measure total cholesterol, triglycerides and HDL cholesterol – Once every year
- Test for microalbuminuria and perform ECG – Once every year
Facts about Diabetes
- 280 Australians develop diabetes every day
- Over 100,000 Australians have developed diabetes in the past year.
- Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia
- Almost 1.1 million Australians currently have diagnosed diabetes. This includes:120,000 people with Type 1 Diabetes 956,000 people with Type 2 Diabetes 23,600 women with Gestational Diabetes
- For every person diagnosed with diabetes there is usually a family member or carer who also ‘lives with diabetes’ every day in a support role. This means that an estimated 2.2 million Australians are affected by diabetes every day.
- The total number of Australians with diabetes and pre-diabetes is estimated at 3.2 million
- Indigenous Australians are 3 times more likely to have type 2 diabetes compared with non-Indigenous Australians
- At least 2 million Australians have pre-diabetes and are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
How can I book?
Call our reception on: (07) 3208 5490 to book or to ask any further questions. Our current diabetic patients will also receive an invitation to attend our clinics in the mail.