diabetes Management

Are you at risk of Diabetes?

With over 280 Australians being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes every day1, there is a high chance you are at risk without knowing. Ask your Shellharbour Village Pharmacist for a Diabetes Risk Assessment.

Factors contributing to the development of Type 2 diabetes include:

  • Being over 40 years of age
  • A family history of Type 2 diabetes
  • Smoking 
  • High blood pressure
  • Inactivity and/or nutrition deficiency

Shellharbour Village Pharmacy’s Diabetes Risk Assessment assesses your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and involves:

  • A finger prick blood test, performed on the spot. (HbA1c)
  • Discontinuation of Smoking Plan
  • Advice on Weight Management
  • Heart Health Assessment
  • Lifestyle recommendations

Are you at risk of Diabetes?

If diabetes is poorly managed, it can develop further into other help complications. The eyes, feet, kidneys, bladder, heart as well as weight, are and sleep quality can all be affected.
Luckily, numerous lifestyle changes can be made to better manage diabetes. These include monitoring blood glucose levels, diet alterations, and consistent exercise.
Your Shellharbour Village pharmacist will assist you in controlling your diabetes with a personalised Diabetes Management Review, which encloses:

  • A finger prick blood test (HbA1c)
  • Foot care
  • Eyecare
  • Heart health
  • Kidney health
  • Weight management

Your Shellharbour Village pharmacist is a trained professional in the areas of diabetes, so no matter what level you are on, we are always here to help.